Briefings & Evidence

Tapping All Our Talents Review 2018: Women in STEM

Universities Scotland has responded to an open consultation by the Royal Society of Edinburgh, who are reviewing progress towards gender equality in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).

You can read our full response here.

In 2012, the RSE published its report Tapping All Our Talents, a comprehensive set of recommendations for Scotland aimed at increasing both the proportion of women in the STEM workforce and the number who rise to senior positions in universities, institutes, government, business and industry. The review will examine the progress that has been made towards equality in the Scottish STEM workplace over the past six years.

Scottish higher education institutions are committed to achieving gender equality at all levels. Looking specifically at equality in STEM, there is a great deal of activity to promote gender balance in academic careers and within taught courses. Although there is more work to be done, there is evidence of impact in interventions that universities are taking.