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18:30 - 20:00 26 October 2017

Black in Engineering - Redressing the balance of ethnic minority students in industry


Sir David Davies Lecture Theatre G08 | Roberts Building (link Map)
Malet Place | London | WC1E 7JE | United Kingdom

Open to: Alumni | Public | Academic | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Ticketed

Speaker information

Kim Morgan

Engineering has a conversion problem. Why is only 7% of the workforce from Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) backgrounds, yet around 23% of UK engineering students are from a BME background? Research from the Royal Academy of Engineering 1 shows stark differences in employment outcomes between engineering graduates of white and minority ethnic origin. There was a 20 percentage point difference between the proportion of white engineering graduates entering full-time employment (71%) and their black and minority ethnic (BME) counterparts (51%) after 6 months. EqualEngineers, in partnership with UCL, will explore some questions around barriers within education attainment and barriers at the transition from education to employment. A panel of leading experts in engineering education, industry and diversity and inclusion advocacy will share their thoughts and opinions on the barriers facing students.


Kim Morgan
07881952921 | kim.morgan@ucl.ac.uk