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ECU responds to Labour Party consultation on science

Published: 02/09/2014

Equality Challenge Unit has responded to the One Nation Labour's Plan for Science.

ECU has responded to two questions in One Nation Labour’s Plan for Science consultation:

  • What additional policy measures are needed to ensure the UK has a strong pipeline of STEM skills?
  • How can the UK ensure there are inclusive routes into STEM careers?

Our response focuses on the underrepresentation of women in the science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM) sector today, drawing on our experience as the higher education sector’s national body for providing equality advice, research and leadership.

We have made a number of recommendations on the attraction, retention and progression of women in science and made the case for targeted support for women in STEM subjects.  Our recommendations include support for schemes and programmes which demonstrate a commitment to diversity such ECU’s Athena SWAN Charter and organisations that work to promote science to girls at school age including ScienceGrrl, WISE and the Campaign for Science and Engineering. More ECU consultation responses.