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What are Companies Doing to Tackle Workplace Maternity Bias?

All workers are protected against discrimination if they are dismissed or treated unfairly because of pregnancy or childbirth. Dr Emma Waltham, Maternity Returns Specialist discusses how companies can better support those returning from maternity leave and dismantle the bias associated with this.

Dr. Emma Waltham, Maternity Returns Specialist

We're delighted to welcome Dr Emma Waltham as a Content Contributor for MyGovCentral. Dr Waltham specialises in supporting STEM organisations to successfully re-engage their maternity returners and will be sharing insights from her work with us on MyGovCentral.

Introducing the Construction T-Level at La Retraite Sixth Form

T Levels provide students with an alternative qualification to A Levels and can help students get into skilled employment and higher education. We heard from the Director of Learning at La Retraite Sixth form about how they are working to introduce a Construction T Level to the curriculum.

How King’s College London are Supporting Female STEM Students

Women are underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and maths, across all levels of education and employment. King’s College London is taking a multi-faceted approach to change this.

Women in STEM: Supporting and Retaining Female STEM Students

Men are significantly overrepresented in subjects such as physics and maths. Dr Helen Coulshed is Chair of the Faculty of Natural & Mathematical Sciences Equality and Diversity Committee at King’s College London. They share the efforts of their institution to recruit and retain women studying STEM.

Women in STEM: Intersectional Inclusion, the BAME Student in Engineering Network

According to the 2018 State of Engineering Report, only 15% of engineering employers make efforts to attract and retain women in engineering and technical roles. Charlotte Ajomale-Evans from Swansea University BAME Students in Engineering Network shares insights into the challenges BAME students face when studying STEM subjects in Higher Education.

Women in STEM: Increasing Female Students Uptake of STEM in Education

The Advanced Mathematics Support Programme aims to increase participation in advanced maths qualifications. Rachel Beddoes is Girls’ Participation Coordinator and Employer Liaison & Careers Lead on the Programme. They share strategies for encouraging girls to overcome challenges that are stopping them from studying STEM in Further and Higher Education.

Increasing Female Students’ Uptake of STEM

This article explores the aims and strategies of The Advanced Mathematics Support Programme in encouraging more girls to study maths in Post-16 education.