All-Party Parliamentary Group on Diversity & Inclusion in STEM

About the Group

Following the dissolution of Parliament for the 4 July 2024 general election, this APPG no longer exists.

The Secretariat hopes the Group can be re-established after the general election, and plans to resume activities in the new Parliament.

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) 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. For more updates, follow us on Twitter.

As part of its work on equality, diversity and inclusion across the science and science engagement sectors, the British Science Association (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 STEM.

Details of previous meetings of the APPG can be found here.


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To enquire about sponsoring the APPG, contact Agasty Baylon Yogaratnam.

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Members (2019-2024 parliament)

The Officers and Members of the APPG are listed below. All Officers were elected at the APPG's AGM on 21 May 2024.

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The work of the APPG on Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) in STEM has been mentioned in news and trade media. Below are just some articles citing findings from our projects:

Equity in STEM workforce

The Mirror Everyone wins when we get more girls into STEM - here's how we'd give them the opportunity

This is Local London How to solve the lack of STEM diversity?

Nature Diversity in science workforce an ‘economic imperative’

The Engineer Minoritised STEM workforce hit hardest by pandemic

The Engineer Comment: Removing barriers will boost STEM sector recruitment

Eastern Eye STEM sector’s lack of diversity ‘will hold Britain back

Research Professional News UK ‘could lose generation’ of STEM workers after pandemic

Infrastructure Intelligence Diversity in STEM workforce worsened under Covid say MPs’ report

IOP blog The impact of the APPG on Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) in STEM’s recommendations

diginomica Inequity in the UK STEM workforce is being made worse by COVID-19

AAAS EurekAlert! Racial minorities 'systematically excluded' from geology and climate change sciences

Sir Robert McAlpine Welcoming the ‘Equity in the STEM workforce report

Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine Report on equity in STEM inquiry published