Black History Month

Black History Month in Engineering 2021 Highlights

Black History Month takes place every October. It has been celebrated in the UK for over 30 years now. People from African and Caribbean backgrounds have been left underrepresented for decades. As a result of this, October has been dedicated to spreading awareness of contributions people from African and Caribbean nationalities have done throughout time. …

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1 in 5 engineers said they lost a colleague to suicide

Men’s Mental Health and Masculinity in Engineering

Mental Health has been a prominent topic recently however masculinity is commonly neglected as part of the conversation. Men’s Mental Health is a hard topic to bring up due to the fact most men find it difficult to speak about their feelings. It is then frequently overlooked. Men are under a heavy stigma to conceal …

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The Thoughts of a Mentor

“I have spent the last few months mentoring an ambitious, hard-working and enthusiastic robotics student called Liza through the Equal Engineers mentoring scheme. Liza is all these things, and also deaf. She was born with 80% “deafness” which puts her in the severely deaf category. I helped Liza work through some ideas on career prospects …

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EqualEngineers Pathways Programme Launch

Challenges with diversity and inclusion within the engineering and technology sector are not just being faced by those working in the industry, but are prominent among engineering students who are part of underrepresented groups with protected characteristics. Students from diverse backgrounds face additional challenges in securing graduate employment in engineering. Statistics around student diversity in …

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Designing an Inclusive Future

Inclusivity is creating a safe environment for everyone of different ages and abilities. It means giving them the confidence and ability to undertake day to day tasks in a similar manner and ensuring everyone has access to the same opportunities and the same abilities to participate.