It is still the case that women, disabled people and those from ethnic-minorities or socially-disadvantaged groups are consistently underrepresented, particularly at senior levels, in science and engineering. On the basis of equality alone, any barriers to individuals, or groups, entering and succeeding in science and engineering should be removed. With an annual shortfall of 40,000 STEM skilled workers, there is also an economic need to improve diversity in STEM in the UK.

Our work focuses on keeping diversity in STEM high on the political agenda, monitoring the state of diversity in STEM education and the workforce, and advocating for policies and actions that will contribute to improving diversity in STEM.

  • Five point plan to boost science and engineering

    21 August 2019

    CaSE has published five actions that the new Prime Minister can take in the first three months of his Premiership to harness the science and engineering potential of the UK.

  • CaSE policy review on Brexit 2018

    28 March 2018

    To mark the anniversary of the triggering of article 50 on 29th March 2017, CaSE has published a new Brexit report with policy asks from the science and engineering sector on people, funding and regulation.

  • Good career guidance – the key to social mobility

    09 March 2018

    Sir John Holman, author of the Gatsby Foundation's Good Career Guidance report, discusses the importance of effective careers guidance