Diversity & Inclusion resources
Aims to achieve gender equality in STEM by driving diversity in sectors across the UK
Promotes the education of women in engineering and advancing the education of the public concerning the study and practice of engineering among women.
Supports young women, especially those struggling to live on low or no pay, to get into work that is right for them
Government-backed, business-led council that was established in 2012 with the aim of ensuring real action to maximise women’s contribution to economic growth
Provides information, encouragement and connections to help women get to the top within their own company
Social enterprise working to inspire and support young women and non-binary people in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths careers.
The European Association for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Providing young people with the opportunity to meet a wide range of role models doing interesting, exciting jobs to inspire and motivate them.
Champion lifelong learning at a national level, working with partners and collaborate on initiatives of all scales.
Work with young people who are underrepresented in higher education and particularly in STEM
Charity which aims to make a practical improvement in social mobility for young people
Social mobility charity, creating inspirational mentoring relationships, which help young people, make confident and informed decisions about their futures.
Foundation which improves social mobility in the UK through evidence-based programmes, research and policy advocacy.
Volunteers from a wide range of STEM related jobs offering their time and enthusiasm to help bring STEM subjects to life and demonstrate the value of them in life and careers.
Offers young people active learning experiences in STE(A)M related careers, giving them the opportunity to gain knowledge and exposure that will help them make decisions about their future.
Working with Disabled People’s Organisations and Government across the UK to influence regional and national change for better rights, benefits, quality of life and economic opportunities for Disabled people
A not for profit membership organisation that exists to transform the life chances of disabled people working through and with business to create a disability smart world.
A not for profit organisation, offering and charging employers for consultancy services, so that we can provide free support to further the rights of disabled people.
Provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem, campaigning to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding
One of Britain's leading anti-racist change drivers. Working with communities impacted by systemic racism, ROTA helps create the policies and practices to tackle inequality.
(formerly Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust) Working with young people and communities to create an inclusive society in which everyone, regardless of their race, ethnicity or background can thrive.
Authoritative research-based interventions equip decision makers, practitioners and citizens with the knowledge and tools to deliver genuine progress towards racial equality in Britain.
National charity tackling racial inequality to improve the lives of Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities.
Provides support and promotes higher achievements in Education and Engineering particularly among students and professionals from ethnic minority backgrounds.
Improving the representation, progression and success of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic staff and students within higher education.
Advance HE’s Race Equality Charter provides a framework through which institutions work to identify and self-reflect on institutional and cultural barriers standing in the way of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic staff and students.
Charity run by an independent group of LGBTQIA+ scientists & engineers from around the world. Proud of who we are and what we do. We aim to showcase and support all LGBTQIA+ people in STEM fields.
UK-based campaign group focusing on the rights and treatment of trans people. Seeking respect and equality for ALL trans people in the UK, through case law, legislation, and social change
Not-for-profit charity, working to increase understandings of gender diversity and improve the lives of trans people.
GIRES is a UK wide organisation whose purpose is to improve the lives of trans and gender non-conforming people of all ages, including those who are non-binary and non-gender.
Government Equalities Office (GEO) is the unit with responsibility for social equality. The office has lead responsibility for gender equality within the UK government, together with a responsibility to provide advice on all other forms of equality (including age, race, sexual orientation and disability) to other UK government departments.
Select Committee appointed to examine the Government's performance on equalities issues.
Funding education and training for children, young people and adults
Legally protects people from discrimination in the workplace and in wider society. It replaced previous anti-discrimination laws with a single Act.
Responsibility for the promotion and enforcement of equality and non-discrimination laws
Responsible for the encouragement, regulation and enforcement of workplace health, safety and welfare
Explainer on your rights and what you can do
Provides information, training and consultancy about human rights
The UK's leading independent advocate for science and engineering.
Advises and assists individuals on issues relating to equality and human rights
Business-community outreach charity promoting responsible business, CSR and diversity, equality and inclusion
ACAS provide individual organisation help in addressing a range of issues related to equality and diversity
Advance HE’s Equality Charters enable organisations to apply for an award recognising their commitment to, and progress on, equality and diversity.
Explains the procedure or steps you need to follow when you make a discrimination claim
EDIS / Wellcome diversity data guidance and tips
- Diversity and inclusion survey (DAISY) question guidance - WORKING DRAFT (V2)
- Data collection engagement tips
Below you will find the presentations from the Prizes, Awards and Grants workshop and a summary of the feedback from two sessions: Planning for Change and Challenges in Prizes.
Feedback from this workshop included a request for more guidance on diversity monitoring and measurement so we would encourage you to check out our Better Measures paper and the diversity monitoring guidance / sample monitoring form from the Royal Academy of Engineering.
The following diversity resources have been produced with input from member organisations’ representatives and external experts.
Guidance on diversity leadership and champions
It is widely accepted that strong leadership is necessary to create an inclusive culture that values diversity as such the Declaration on Diversity, Equality and Inclusion calls for the appointment of a board-level Champion. This guidance document suggests roles that the Champion might take on and discusses the leadership required at different levels within the organisation.
Royal Society of Chemistry: Breaking Barriers
In early 2018, the RSC Diversity Landscape of the Chemical Sciences report showed a lack of progress in developing and retaining women in leadership positions in the chemical sciences. Therefore, the RSC designed the Breaking Barriers study to look into the reasons why the retention and progression of women is low, with three overall objectives:
- To improve understanding of the barriers to retention and progression of women in academic roles
- To identify actionable solutions to enable women to meet their full potential in these roles
- To begin to investigate issues of retention and progression of women outside academia
WISE aim to enable and energise people who increase the participation, contribution and success of women in the UK’s scientific, technology and engineering (STEM) workforce.
The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service works with employers and employees to improve workplace relationships.