The IOP and diversity and inclusion
Our diversity and inclusion work aims to cultivate an inclusive and diverse physics community which is reflected in our membership and governance structures. Here you’ll find information on our targeted initiatives, key statements, reports and external resources.
We want to make physics more inclusive and to increase the diversity of the UK and Irish physics community at all levels. We will do this by helping to build a thriving, diverse physics community that is welcoming to all, and ensuring that people, no matter their background or where they live, have access to world-class physics education and training.
We recognise that whilst we have come a long way, we still have a very long way to go. We know that we have made great progress in some areas, while others seem to remain the same. We will not be disheartened by slow progress but will continuously strive to create the change that we so passionately want to see.
We will continue to work with our members, the wider physics community, staff and partners, welcoming new voices, perspectives and experiences along the way.
IOP and diversity and inclusion
Advance HE supports the higher education sector to realise the potential of all staff and students, whatever their race, gender, disability, sexual orientation, religion and belief, or age, to the benefit of those individuals, higher education institutions and society.
Athena SWAN Charter: recognising advancement of gender equality: representation, progression and success for all.
Race Equality Charter: improving the representation, progression and success of minority ethnic staff and students within higher education.
Equality and Human Rights Commission
The Equality and Human Rights Commission is to help Britain develop in a way that values the ideals that most of us hold dear – respect, freedom, equality, dignity and fairness.
Founded in 1989 by a small group of people who had been active in the struggle against Section 28 of the Local Government Act, Stonewall works to achieve equality and justice for lesbians, gay, bi and trans people (LGBT+).
The WISE Campaign
The Women Into Science and Engineering (WISE) campaign collaborates with industry and education to encourage UK girls of school age to value and pursue STEM or construction related courses in school or college, and to move on into related careers.