Here are the Academy's Diversity & Inclusion Programme newsletters:

February 2018 newsletter (810.09 KB)

September 2017 newsletter (1.02 MB)

February 2017 newsletter (1.71 MB)


Previous newsletters can be found here.


27 - 28 September 2018 (invite-only event)

Graduate Engineering Engagement Programme – London

This the first in a series of events as part of the Graduate Engineering Engagement Programme (GEEP),  which aims to increase the transition of diverse engineering graduates from diverse backgrounds into engineering employment. For more information click 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. 


October 2018

4 October 2018

‘Brexit, Engineering and Construction’

The focus of the seminar is skills supply, diversity and inclusion. It aims to explore the impact of Brexit on the engineering and construction skills sectors. It is being held by the Association for Black Engineers and is sponsored by the Academy, Institute of Engineering and WSP. Hayaatun Sillem, Academy CEO, is scheduled to speak at the event.


Black History Month

Since 1987, Black History Month has been celebrated every October in the UK. The event is formally recognised to highlight Black history, culture, arts and contributions to the economic, social and political landscape of the UK. We will be producing a showcase of Black engineers for this month. 


9 October 2018

Graduate Engineering Engagement Programme Steering Group (by invitation only)


D&I Committee meeting (by invitation only)

The D&I Committee has the oversight of Academy D&I programme and internal work. The Committee meets on a quarterly basis to discuss progress of activities and projects. If you are Fellow and would like to be involved, please contact


10 October 2018

World Mental Health Day

The World Health Organisation marks this day every year to provide an opportunity for all stakeholders working on mental health issues to talk about their work, and what more needs to be done to make mental health care a reality for people worldwide. 


17 October 2018

DILG Steering Group meeting (by invitation only)

Meeting of engineering employers and employer-led organisations that steers the employer strand of the D&I programme. Participation is by invitation but if you would like to know more, please email


25 and 26 October

Graduate Engineering Engagement Programme – Birmingham

This the second in a series of events as part of the programme. 


November 2018

8 to 9 November 2018

Engineering D&I – challenging companies to deliver equality on all fronts

Institute of Engineering and Technology event at the InterContinental London – O2


21 to 22 November 2018

Graduate Engineering Engagement Programme – London

This the third in a series of events as part of the programme. 


25 November 2018

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

The United Nations' International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women is an occasion for governments, international organisations and non- governmental organisations to raise public awareness of violence against women.


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 register here for this event.


December 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.


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. 


February 2019

LGBT History Month

LGBT History Month is celebrated in February in the UK and aims to increase the visibility of LGBT people and their experiences, and to raise awareness of matters affecting the LGBT community.


March 2019

4 March 2019

Inclusive recruitment (by invitation only)

The Inclusive recruitment workshops aim to develop an understanding of how running an inclusive recruitment process could help employers achieve a more diverse workforce. It will share tools and techniques at a practical level that will help employers develop an inclusive recruitment process. If you would like to take part please email


8 March 2019

International Women’s Day (IWD)

The campaign theme for 2019’s IWD is ‘Press for Progress’. IWD is a global day that celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.

Previous events can be found here.