Increasing diversity in STEM, Westminster Hall debate, 19 January 2015, 16:30 – 17:30Jump to full report >>
Ian Lucas MP secured a Westminster Hall debate on Increasing diversity in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) careers. The debate will take place on 19 January 2015, between 16:30 – 17:30.
There will be a digital debate on Twitter, ahead of the Westminster Hall debate. The digital debate will take place on Monday 18 January 2015, between 13:00 – 14:00, using #WomenInSTEM
In response to a January 2016 debate on feminism in the school curriculum, Schools Minister Nick Gibb set out the measures the Government was taking to encourage girls to study STEM subjects, drawing attention to:
There are a range of other initiatives and funding streams aimed at supporting and recruiting STEM higher education students in England, including:
From 2016-17, roll-out of income contingent student loans to some masters students (including, but not limited to, STEM students). The Government also indicated in a November 2015 policy document that it was committed to the introduction of fee loans for doctoral students
In the last Parliament, the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee published a report and government response on women in scientific careers:
Commons Debate packs CDP-2016-0014
Authors: Douglas Pyper; Feargal McGuinness; Nerys Roberts; Grahame Danby
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