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Raising awareness of ASSET 2016 among colleagues: template email

We've put together information about the ASSET 2016 survey to encourage colleagues to take part

Please feel free to use and/or edit the following template email to contact your STEMM staff about ASSET 2016.

You can also download this as a word document to the right of the screen.

Template email.

Dear Colleague,

I am writing to encourage you to take part in ASSET 2016, a national survey of gender equality in STEMM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) jointly funded by the Royal Society, the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Royal Society of Biology and the Academy of Medical Science and managed by Equality Challenge Unit (ECU).

Please click here to take the survey.

ASSET 2016 seeks to examine STEMM academics’ experiences, expectations and perceptions of gender equality in their respective disciplines and in their higher education institution, from the recruitment process through to leadership.

ASSET 2016 is open to all members of academic staff in STEMM departments, and should take 20 to 30 minutes to complete. As long as you use the same computer, you can exit and return to the survey at a later time to finish it. The closing date for the survey is 28th June.

As one of 52 institutions selected in a representative sample of UK universities, this is an opportunity for us to not only advance the understanding of gender equality in the higher education sector, but also gain invaluable insight about our own context. If we achieve a high response rate, ECU will provide us with a summary of our institutional level data, enabling us to compare [INSTITUTION NAME] against the national picture. This will facilitate the identification of successes and areas for future work.

Gender equality in the higher education sector, and particularly within STEMM subjects, remains a pressing concern, so we ask that you join us in supporting this important work and take some time to fill the survey.