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Northern Power: Making Engineering and Physical Sciences Research a Domain for All in the North of England

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Description

The two year project includes six activities - undertaken across the 15 organisations - that are designed to help address the problem of entrenched under-representation. These include Shared Characteristic Mentoring: matching junior staff members from under-represented backgrounds with more senior colleagues who share characteristics, identities, and experiences; Reverse Mentoring, in which staff from under-represented groups in engineering and physical sciences mentor senior staff about the challenges they face and, in return, are coached on their career development; and collaborating with industry, including conducting research workshops and outreach activities.

The motivation behind the project - part of a bigger, £5.5 million national initiative - is to create a more inclusive culture in the sector, which will lead to a more diverse talent pool and, ultimately, better science and engineering to address complex and pressing global challenges.

Layman's description

Project to improve diversity of staff within Faculties operating in the EPSRC area
Short titleNorthern Power Inclusion Matters
StatusActive
Effective start/end date1/12/1830/11/20