3 December 

World Disability Day 

This date aims to promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in all spheres of society and development, and to increase awareness of the situation of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life.

The Academy will mark World Disability Day on 3 December (known formally as United Nations’ International Day of Persons with Disabilities), as means to acknowledge the barriers faced by disabled engineers alongside showcasing Academy toolkits and resources to increase diversity and inclusion.

 

January 2020

Time for action: achieving a gender balance in engineering

The Academy’s annual diversity and inclusion event will take place on 28 January 2020. This event will share findings from the Academy’s latest research on the gender pay gap in engineering, highlighting effective evidence-based actions concerning recruitment, retention and career progression to help engineering organisations, of all sizes, develop a meaningful action plan to close their gender pay gap. This event will also include workshops on inclusive team working, how to be an effective ally, and how to use data to effect change. Find out more here. 

 

February 2020

LGBT History Month

February provides an opportunity to highlight lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) engineers and current and historic barriers to inclusion. It is a chance to present positive examples and tools that can help to develop a more inclusive culture within engineering for LGBT engineers.

In the UK, LGBT history month is celebrated annually in February to coincide with abolition of section 28 of the local government act in 2003 that made it illegal to ‘promote homosexuality’ in education. See more about the 2019 LGBT History Month campaign. 

 

March 2020

International Women's Day

International Women's Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.

International Women's Day (IWD) has occurred for well over a century, with the first​ ​IWD gathering in 1911 supported by over a million people in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland. Prior to this the​ Socialist Party of America, United Kingdom's Suffragists and Suffragettes, and further groups campaigned for women's equality.

The Academy's Fellowship contains many of the world's leading female engineers. Ready some of the inspiring stories they have to tell: how they got into engineering, their career highlights, and what more needs to be done to achieve equality. The profiles celebrate women’s engineering achievements while also encouraging industry to work together forfair recruitmenteffective retention, fair pay and career progression.

 

October 2019

Black History Month 2019

Since 1987, Black History Month has been celebrated every October in the UK. The event is formally recognised by the government and highlights Black history, culture, arts and contributions to the economic, social and political landscape of the UK. The Academy works with some of the world's leading BAME engineers. Read some of their stories, including how they got into engineering, their career highlights, and their thoughts on what more needs to be done to encourage BAME engineering leaders of the future.

 

Graduate Engineering Engagement Programme (GEEP)

Events giving employers the opportunity to engage directly with diverse engineering students will take place in London, Manchester and Birmingham between October and December. For more information contact us

 

December 2018

11 to 12 December 2018

Graduate Engineering Engagement Programme – Preston

This the final in a series of events as part of the programme for 2018. 

 

3 December 2018

International Day for Persons with Disabilities

It aims to promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in all spheres of society and development, and to increase awareness of the situation of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life.

 

November 2018

27 November 2018

Data driven culture change

This year, the annual D&I Programme event provides a platform to launch the headlines from the survey that has been looking at D&I in engineering employment and show how data can be effective in driving culture change within engineering. The events are a great opportunity to gain insight, share good practice and network to develop D&I. Please see interim D&I in Engineering Employment survey results here and news release here.

 

 24 to 28 September

National Inclusion Week (NIW)

National Inclusion Week is an annual campaign run by Inclusive Employers to raise awareness of the importance of inclusion in the workplace and the business benefits of having a diverse and included workforce.

The Academy will take part in the week by reporting new findings alongside sharing its inclusive toolkits.

 

September to December 2018

Graduate Engineering Engagement Programme

Steering Group (by invitation only). The Graduate Engineering Engagement Programme (GEEP) is a collaborative employer programme, led by the Royal Academy of Engineering, to increase the transition of diverse engineering graduates from diverse backgrounds into engineering employment. It is delivered in partnership with SEO London.

 

25 June 2018 

Improving employment opportunities for diverse engineering graduates 

Time: 1pm - 5pm
Location: Royal Academy of Engineering, 3 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5DG

This event will launch the Royal Academy of Engineering Graduate Engineering Engagement Programme (GEEP) to support addressing skills gaps through a focus on diverse graduate recruitment. Aside from launching the GEEP, the event will:

  • Share a report on the three-year pilot project that informed the development of the GEEP
  • Report findings from research on the recruitment practices of engineering employers
  • Disseminate an inclusive recruitment toolkit designed with engineering employers in mind
  • Provide an opportunity to find out more about other Academy work on diversity and inclusion – including the This is Engineering campaign

Twelve engineering employers, an external supplier and over 450 students participated in the Academy-led pilot engagement programme that informed the GEEP. The event will provide an opportunity to find out about results so far, and the challenges to increasing the employment of female, ethnic minority and socioeconomically disadvantaged engineering graduates – especially those from newer universities. 

This event will also share findings from an investigation into engineering employer recruitment practices by the Academy’s Education and Skills Committee; and insight into an inclusive recruitment toolkit developed by the Academy Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Group (DILG).

 

6 September 2017

Diversity and Inclusion Programme event

Celebrate, Communicate, Consult
Time: 9.30am-2.30pm
Location: Royal Academy of Engineering, 3 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5DG

Overview

This year's annual Diversity & Inclusion Programme (D&IP) plenary event will focus on exploring how to develop more inclusive cultures across the engineering profession. The event will bring together key programme stakeholders and others to celebrate what has been achieved in the last year and consult on plans for the future.

Attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about findings, key messages and recommendations from the Inclusive Culture Project, delivered in the last year to find out more about the culture of engineering, the extent to which it is inclusive and what can be done to make it more so. Progress on other aspects of the programme will also be shared including progress by the Academy Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Group (DILG) of engineering employers, and collective benchmarking across Professional Engineering Institutions using the Progression Framework.

This event is an excellent opportunity for networking and offers a great platform to share ideas and best practice on D&I.

 

October 2017

Black History Month

Since 1987, Black History Month has been celebrated every October in the UK. The event is formally recognised by the government and highlights Black history, culture, arts and contributions to the economic, social and political landscape of the UK.

For more information, visit www.blackhistorymonth.org.uk.

 

11 October 2017

Higher Education Employer Diversity Pilot Project – steering group meeting (by invitation only)

A meeting of engineering companies collaborating to attract undergraduates from diverse backgrounds into engineering employment. The project is being delivered in collaboration with SEO London.

If you are an employer and would like to get involved, email diversityteam@raeng.org.uk.

 

16-17 October 2017

Engineering Engagement Programme – London event

  • Location: Royal Academy of Engineering, 3 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5DG

This the first in a series of events as part of the Higher Education Employer Diversity Pilot Project. This project aims to connect female engineering students and those from ethnic and socially disadvantaged backgrounds with engineering employers through workshops, speed networking sessions and support activities.

 

30-31 October 2017

Engineering Engagement Programme – Birmingham event

  • Location on 30 October: Amey International Design Hub, 20 Colmore Circus Queensway, Birmingham, B4 6AT
  • Location on 31 October: University of Birmingham

This the second in a series of events as part of the Higher Education Employer Diversity Pilot Project.

 

8-9 November 2017

Engineering Engagement Programme – London event

  • Location: CH2M, 43 Brook Green, London W6 7EF

This the third in a series of events as part of the Higher Education Employer Diversity Pilot Project.

 

21-22 November 2017

Engineering Engagement Programme – Northampton event

  • Location: Siemens National Training Academy for Rail, Unit 5 Heathfield Way, Kingsheath, Northampton NN5 7QP

This the fourth in a series of events as part of the Higher Education Employer Diversity Pilot Project.

 

7 December 2017

DILG Steering Group meeting (by invitation only)

A meeting of engineering employers and employer led organisations collaborating to increase diversity and inclusion across employment.

Participation is by invitation only but if you would like to get involved, email diversityteam@raeng.org.uk.