As a result of a meeting with Trust staff, Chris Green MP, Chair of the Medical Research All Party Parliamentary Group, submitted a number of written questions regarding funding for STEM skills and research to the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. The full text of the questions and responses can be read here.
The Trust submitted evidence to the Campaign for Science & Engineering’s (CaSE) Diversity Policy Review. The Trust was included in Recommendation 1 (page 6) in the Review – Careers Strategy and Retention.
Dr Katie Perry, the Trust’s Chief Executive, also produced a guest blog on the Trust’s work on diversity and inclusion for CaSE’s website.
The Trust was a named contributor to Women & Work All Party Parliamentary Group 2016 Annual Report. The Annual Report made a number of recommendations relating to maternity pay, shared parental leave, returner programmes and best practice accreditation.
The Trust submitted written evidence to the House of Commons Science & Technology Committee enquiry into ‘Women in Scientific Careers’. Increased support for the Trust was recommended in Conclusion & Recommendation 28 (page 52) of the report.
The Trust also submitted verbal evidence.
The Trust produced a feasibility study, commissioned by BIS, to investigate a possible extension of the Trust’s Fellowship model to encourage more qualified engineers to return to an industrial engineering setting, having taken a career break, or transitioned into other roles or industries.
The Trust submitted written evidence to the Sir John Perkins’ Review of Engineering Skills, commissioned by BIS (BEIS). Increased support for the Trust was recommended in Recommendation 2 (page 3) of the Review.