Why Can't We Have a Full Spectrum of Involvement in STEM?

Friday, 21st May 2021, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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This session seeks to discuss the barriers to full involvement that many with additional support needs face with engaging with STEM, drawing on research data and participants’ experiences.

The focus will then move on to a discussion of ways of opening up new opportunities to Scotland’s entire learning and work-ready population. We will be looking for suggestions for practical actions that would enable educational establishments and employers to promote full inclusion.

The importance of harnessing the vast capacity of Scotland’s diverse population will be considered not simply as a worthy aspiration but a key factor in creating productive work places.

Who should attend?

The event is aimed at STEM employers and educators who are seeking to make the workforce more representative of the general population, regardless of whether they already have experience of this or are keen to get started.

Benefits of attending

Participants will hear key research findings on the current problems, plus possible solutions arising from these. There will be the chance to talk to other delegates who have relevant experience and practical suggestions to offer. Ultimately, the meeting aims to set up a network of practitioners for possible future collaborations.


Dr Jane Essex
phone Senior Lecturer in Chemistry Education
Dr Suzanne McEndoo
phone Outreach Assistant/Public Engagement Team

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