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Effective policy to address the UK's STEM gap: education, immigration and women in science

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Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) are fields at the heart of innovation and the UK’s economy, yet the recent YouGov research shows that, according to both businesses and academics, nearly 60% of employers of STEM graduates think there is a skills gap in Britain. What policy interventions are needed to maintain the UK as a future STEM leader? At this event, a panel of leaders will discuss the vast number of areas of policy, from education to immigration, which affect the STEM job market and status of the UK from the perspective of academia, industry and government.

Confirmed Speakers:
  • Prof Dame Athene Donald, L’Oreal Unesco Laureat, University Gender Equality Champion, and Royal Society Council member and Education Committee Chair as well as Cambridge gender equality champion
  • Paul Jackson, Chief Executive of Engineering UK
  • Sarah Kuijlaars, Vice President of Finance and STEM ambassador, Royal Dutch Shell plc.
  • Niva Thiruchelvam – Head of Student and Short-term Migration Policy, Home Office and Policy Fellow at the Centre for Science and Policy.

This talk is part of the Cambridge University Science and Policy Exchange (CUSPE) series.

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