ELA L&P Committee: Equity in the STEM workforce: Call for Evidence

Thursday, November 12, 2020

The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Diversity and Inclusion in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) has launched its inquiry into Equity in the UK STEM workforce.

The ELA Legislative & Policy (L&P) Committee is forming a small working party to respond to the call for evidence would like to invite members to join the working party.

ELA’s contribution will be quite tightly focussed on effective equalities and experience of driving equalities agenda forwards. The working party will be chaired by Louise Skinner and Catrina Smith,  both members of the ELA L&P Committee. The deadline for submissions 29 January 2021, and ELA’s response will need to be in final form for internal sign-off a week before.

The work on this call for evidence will begin in December and continue after the Christmas break in January.

Please reply by Friday 27 November, 5pm using the email link below apply to join the working party.

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How ELA working parties work

A typical working party will organise its work by sharing out the consultation questions amongst the working party members. In this way, the work can be shared out evenly, and members can volunteer to take on as much or as little as they feel able to at the time. Each working party member will then draft a response to the question(s) they have agreed to take on, within the agreed timetable. The submission deadlines are often quite tight, so it is vital that everyone keeps to the timetable. The chair(s) of the working party (who are almost always drawn from the L&P Committee) will then pull the individual submissions together and edit them for consistency, ensuring that our submissions are politically neutral and address the concerns of both employees and employers.

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