All-Party Parliamentary Group on
Diversity and Inclusion in STEM

Current inquiry: Equity in the STEM workforce

The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Diversity and Inclusion in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) has launched its inquiry into Equity in the UK STEM workforce, and is currently inviting submissions of evidence. The APPG has published a Data Analysis Brief on the diversity and representation in the STEM (including health) workforce as it stood in 2019. This brief informs the Call for Evidence (closing: 17.00, 29 January 2021).

The inquiry was launched at an event on 10 November 2020. For more information, please see Launch event - Inquiry on Equity in the STEM workforce. A full recording of the event can be found here.

Full details of the inquiry and Call for Evidence can be found here.

For questions or additional guidance, please contact the APPG Secretariat

Previous inquiry: Equity in STEM education

On 23 June 2020, the APPG launched the 'Equity in STEM education’ report. The report was published after a 15-month inquiry gathering and analysing evidence on whether the education system and schools provide equal opportunities for students of all ages to learn STEM subjects in England.

The report includes five key findings and six recommendations that highlight the need for a more joined-up approach by Government to tackle the causes of inequity in STEM education and an urgency to take a wider, more holistic view of inequity beyond the lens of gender, economic disadvantage or ethnicity. Full details can be found here

About the Group

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 its work on Diversity and Inclusion in STEM, the BSA acts as secretariat for the Group. The Group is made up of Members of Parliament and Lords, and is a focus for collaboration with businesses and other organisations in the STEM sector.

Contact the group here

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

If you are interested in supporting the APPG, please contact Agasty Baylon Yogaratnam.

Past Meetings

Details of previous meetings of the APPG can be found here


The Officers and Members of the APPG are listed below. All Officers were elected at a meeting on 10 February 2020 held at the Houses of Parliament. 

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