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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Mentoring Programme

Launch of the EqualEngineers Pilot Mentoring Programme

I have ran careers events for opportunity-seekers every six months for past 3.5 years. Be they in-person, or virtual, a lot of effort goes in to a few hours of contact time between prospective applicant and exhibiting organisations. It got me thinking that there must be some added value EqualEngineers can offer when bridging the …

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How ED&I can improve CSR

Why Equality, Diversity and Inclusion programs can strengthen Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives The Similarities ED&I and CSR have a lot in common. Where equality, diversity and inclusion programs promote equity of opportunity for all people and communities, Corporate Social Responsibility promotes initiatives that benefit society and communities as a whole (whether it’s through volunteering, philanthropy, …

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