Lack of diversity continues to be a problem in physics and other STEM areas despite the number of initiatives set up to address this problem. ‘Success of our organisations and community relies on our ability to recruit, nurture and retain the richest mix of talent.’ (IOP)
Not only are there barriers to entry at undergraduate level, the attainment gap for some student groups is an increasing cause for concern in the HE sector – particularly in physics and other STEM subjects. Under-represented students face particular challenges. Tackling the underlying causes affecting students’ potential to succeed is crucial as well as equipping students to cope with university life.
This workshop will share good practice and recent research on these topics. Presenters will provide an overview of progress to date highlighting the barriers and how to address them and will provide examples of successful initiatives. Short case studies will be followed by group discussion to discuss key actions HE staff, responsible for diversity, can take to bring about real change.
This event is aimed at STEM staff, postgraduate researchers, student representatives and those responsible for diversity and inclusion including Project Juno and diversity champions, Athena SWAN representatives, HR managers and academics. Refreshments will be provided.
This workshop is FREE to attend. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to book a place on a first come, first served basis.