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The Equality of Science

Monday, June 28, 2010

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn recently visited the UK Resource Centre for Women in Science, Engineering and Technology (UKRC). The Centre, situated in Bradford, aims to improve the participation of women in the Science, Engineering and Technology professions.


Getting more women into industry, research, academia and public service would benefit the UK’s productivity and substantially increase the lifetime earnings of the women involved. The UKRC is the Government’s lead organisation for the provision of advice, services and policy consultation for the under-representation of women in science, engineering and technology.


The UKRC work with employers, professional bodies, education institutions, women’s organisations and networks, policy institutes, sector skills councils, the government and others to promote gender equality. They offer tailored services and support for women at all career stages.


Meg said:


“The UKRC are undertaking a vital job in identifying science, engineering and technology as areas where women are underrepresented. They correctly highlight that this matters to the UK economy, and are engaged in trying to help rectify it. .


They have identified that while women now comprise 46% of the UK’s economically active population, they are only around 12% of the professional, associate professional and vocationally skilled workforce in these areas. This has to change.


“The Centre provides specialist services to individual women, and also to multi-national companies who are keen to employ thus unused talent.”


To find out more visit their website on: http://www.theukrc.org/


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Meg with staff members of the UKRC.

Meg with staff members of the UKRC.

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