People from Black backgrounds in science, technology, engineering or maths (STEM) higher education in the UK have poorer degree outcomes and lower rates of academic career progression than other ethnic groups. Research for the Royal Society looks at the progression and outcomes of people from ethnic minority backgrounds across STEM higher education over the past decade, as well as the diversity of researchers eligible for the Society’s own early career fellowship grants. The briefing discussed the research and lessons for the sector.
Sir Adrian Smith, President of the Royal Society
Dr Mark Richards, Senior Lecturer and Head of Outreach in the Physics Department at Imperial College London
Sandra Kerr CBE, Race Equality Director with Business in the Community