uk resource centre for women in science, engineering and technology

About UKRC

The UKRC is the Government’s lead organisation for the provision of advice, services and policy consultation regarding the under-representation of women in science, engineering, technology and the built environment (SET).
We work with employers; professional bodies; education institutions; women's organisations and networks; policy institutes; sector skills councils; the government and many others to promote gender equality in SET. We offer tailored services and support for women at all career stages, including getting started, returning after a break, seeking promotion and aspiring to leadership.
Services are provided from a central base in Bradford, West Yorkshire, from national centres in Scotland and Wales and from a local centre in the South East of England, where the concentration of scientists, engineers and relevant employers is particularly high.

Our background

Launched in September 2004, the UKRC is funded by the  Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). It was set up as one of the key recommendations of the Government's 2003 Strategy for Women in SET (pdf), which followed the SET Fair Report (pdf) in 2002.
The UKRC is led by a partnership including the University of Cambridge, the University of Oxford, the Open University, Sheffield Hallam University, Queen Mary University of London, with Bradford College as the lead partner. See more details of our governance arrangements.
Download our 2004-2008 Review.

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