Why we need a more diverse, inclusive approach to STEM subjects in our education system.
Based on her own personal experience as a a black female from a working class background Chi Onwurah, MP and Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Diversity and Inclusion in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) firmly states that:
‘we must put forward our findings and recommendations to ensure the UK has a STEM education system that works for all young people of all backgrounds who will be able to tackle future global challenges, such as climate change – whether they are working in science or not.’
‘The life skills learnt through a high quality STEM education – such as critical thinking, analysis and communication – are important to all of us.’
The APPG on Diversity and Inclusion in STEM’s report shows that whatever the socio-economic background, from the age of three onwards, children are currently suffering from the levels of inequity in STEM education.