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 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.

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Contact the group

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

Sponsors

Drax GroupThe Francis Crick InstituteGenomics EnglandThe Institution of Engineering and TechnologyInstitute of Physics and Engineering in MedicinePearsonPhysiological SocietyPricewaterhouseCoopersRoyal Academy of EngineeringRoyal Society of ChemistrySociety for Applied MicrobiologyTrainlineUniversity 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, Wednesday 23 May 2018

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
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

Annual General Meeting, Monday 25 June 2018

We held our Annual General Meeting to establish the group. Read the minutes of our AGM here.

Business and the Industrial Strategy, Tuesday 26 June 2018

Our second meeting discussed the role of business in improving the chances of people from different backgrounds working in STEM, and what the Industrial Strategy can do to push things forward.

A report of the day is available here.

Speakers
Chi Onwurah MP, Shadow Minister for Industrial Strategy, Science & Innovation
Naomi Weir, Deputy Director, Campaign for Science and Engineering
Nike Folayan, Chair, Association for Black and Minority Ethnic Engineers
Elaine Morley, Senior Policy Advisor, UK Research and Innovation

Regional disparity, Tuesday 11 September 2018

Our third meeting explored how access to STEM study, careers and engagement are shaped by geographical location within the UK.

A report of the day is available here.

Speakers
Anna Round, Senior Research Fellow at IPPR North
Mhairi McCann, 19-year-old scientist and Scottish Ambassador for the Young Scientists Journal
Online submissions from people across the UK were included in this meeting

 

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