The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Diversity and Inclusion in STEM aims to promote the inclusion and progression of people from diverse backgrounds in STEM, and to encourage government, parliamentarians, academics, businesses and other stakeholders to work towards a STEM sector that is representative of the population. We also want to consider and influence changes in policy that will lead to this outcome.

As part of our work on Diversity and Inclusion in STEM, the BSA will act as secretariat for the Group. The Group will be made up of Members of Parliament and Lords, and will be a focus for collaboration with businesses and other organisations in the STEM sector.

Next meeting: Business and the Industrial Strategy

Join us for our second meeting to discuss how Business can take advantage of a more diverse workforce, and how the Industrial Strategy is working to support people from different backgrounds can find satisfying careers in STEM.

Tuesday 26 June, 17.15 - 19.00

Attlee Suite, Portcullis House, London SW1A 2JR (Google, Citymapper)

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Contact the group

If you would like to get in touch with the group, please contact Louis Stupple-Harris.

Sponsors

Genomics EnglandInstitute of Physics and Engineering in MedicinePearsonPricewaterhouseCoopersRoyal Academy of EngineeringSociety for Applied MicrobiologyUniversity College LondonWellcome Trust

The BSA is seeking funding to cover the costs of running the APPG – this includes running events, commissioning research and running the secretariat.

If you are interested in supporting the APPG, please contact Louis Stupple-Harris.

Members

We are currently looking for Parliamentary Members to join the group.

The following are currently involved:

  • Vicky Ford MP (Conservative)
  • Lord Chris Holmes (Conservative)
  • Baroness Judith Jolly (Liberal Democrats)
  • Baroness Julia King (Crossbench)
  • Baroness Martha Lane-Fox (Crossbench)
  • Lord Ralph Lucas (Conservative)
  • Carol Monaghan MP (Scottish National Party)
  • Layla Moran MP (Liberal Democrats)
  • Baroness Sally Morgan (Labour)
  • Chi Onwurah MP (Labour)
  • Lord David Willetts (Conservative)

Past meetings

Education and skills, Weds 23 May

Our first meeting explored the education system, looking at how it is working for people from different groups and how it can work to improve diversity and inclusion in STEM.

A report of the day is available here.

Speakers included:
Chi Onwurah MP, Shadow Minister for Industrial Strategy, Science & Innovation
Prof Louise Archer, Professor of Sociology of Education at the University College London Institute of Education
Lord David Willetts, Former Minister for Universities and Science
Siena Castellon, 15 year-old autism and neurodiversity advocate

Code of Governance

The APPG is run in accordance with the Code of Governance, which outlines our commitment to transparency.

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