Despite over thirty years of equal pay legislation and many improvements in women's position in the labour market, the gender pay gap remains. Based on mean hourly earnings, women who work full time earn 17% less than men who work full time,while women who work part time earn 38% less.
The UKRC successfully applied for an Ingenious grant in 2010, enabling us to run a pilot ‘Ingenious Women’ project. In this good practice guide we outline our project aims, outcomes and some of the learning of those involved to help others use a similar model and learn from our experience.
Women’s networks offer an effective means of empowering women in SET, boosting their confidence and self-esteem and providing assistance in their career development. Many businesses, professional bodies and universities have set up networks for women in SET to meet the professional development and support needs of their female employees and members. This guide draws from best practice, and passes on useful information about how to help make your network have maximum impact.
Apprentices: Recruiting and retaining female and black, Asian and minority ethnic apprentices in science, engineering and technology'.
This good practice guide is aimed at all organisations involved in the attraction, recruitment and retention of apprentices in the science, engineering, technology and the built environment sectors.
This guide is for all types of STEM organisations and sets out the reasons why organisations are increasingly interested in promoting and proactively managing diversity. It outlines the opportunities and challenges diversity presents, and suggests effective ways to develop strategies to make change happen. It draws upon extensive research and best practice to help your organisation progress on its diversity journey, whatever stage it is at.
The guide has been designed to be used as a starting point for teaching and professionals in HE and FE institutions by providing ideas to support, attract and retain female staff and students in STEM disciplines. The information in this guidance booklet is based on a research project funded by the National HE STEM Programme and undertaken by the UKRC South East Hub in 2010-11.
This guide has been produced by the UKRC for women in SET and provides essential guidance as to why, how and what to monitor when facing the challenge of achieving gender equality.