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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7 Things We Learned from Lesbian Visibility Week

In case you missed it, Lesbian Visibility Week began on the 20th of April and ended on the 26th of April, aka Lesbian Visibility Day. Its aim was to show solidarity with every woman within the LGBTQI+ community by celebrating lesbians, bisexuals, transgender and queer women, including women of colour, those with disabilities, and those …

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Diversity vs. Covid-19

Nearly 20% of the 1.3 million people that work in the NHS are from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds (BAME) – many of them working as doctors, nurses and midwives1.