Diversity in STEM Careers

Posted by careers consultant on 15 July 2014

There has been a wave of concern regarding the way in which women and girls are highly under-represented in Science, Technology, and Maths and Engineering (STEM) careers. The lack of women within this sector has been the basis of contentious argument and many initiatives have been set up on the back of this. Nevertheless, it is also important that we continue to look at the bigger picture and remember that the lack of diversity within STEM careers exceeds further than a gender issue seeing as disabled people, ethnic minorities and socially disadvantaged groups are also marginalised in this industry – more significantly within the most senior roles within the sector.

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Topics: STEM, Diversity

Gonna be an engineer?

Posted by Rosalind Kemp on 23 June 2014

Did you know that Only 6% of the engineering workforce in the UK is female, only 5.5% of engineering professionals are female and only 27% of engineering and science technicians are female? This is why the Women's Engineering Society have set up National Women in Engineering Day.

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Topics: STEM, Diversity

Do we need to put Barbie in a boiler suit?

Posted by careers consultant on 20 May 2014

Careers Consultant Deena Lamela-Panthaky based at King’s College London explores this topic:

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Topics: STEM, Diversity

Working in IT with Aspergers

Posted by careers consultant on 11 October 2013

Do you have Aspergers? Have you thought of working in IT?

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Topics: STEM, Diversity

Why infosecurity needs women

Posted by careers consultant on 27 August 2013

The gender imbalance in ICT is a subject of much debate. Recently, MP Chi Onwurah told the House of Commons that between 2001 and 2011 the percentage of tech jobs held by women in the UK declined from 22 per cent to 17 per cent; and the number of women enrolled in technology training courses had not changed for 30 years.

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Topics: STEM, Diversity

Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition

Posted by careers consultant on 3 July 2013

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Topics: STEM, Diversity

Equal pay in Science? Apparently not! Women's pay ≠ Men's pay

Posted by Janette Back on 28 January 2013

Be aware this content is over two years old.

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Topics: STEM, Diversity

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