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Diversity conference theme – “Inclusive engineering”


09:30–10:00: Registration and coffee
10:00–10:10: Welcome – Professor Alex Belton (Head of School) 
10:10–10:25: Embedding Systemic Inclusion for Neurodiverse and Disabled Engineering Students – Dr Asiya Khan, Dr Liz Hodgkinson and Ms Tetiana Buzykina (University of Plymouth)
10:25–10:45: How Psychological Safety is Key in Enabling the Diverse Engineering Workforce of Tomorrow – Dr Mark McBride-Wright (Equal Engineers)  
10:45–11:00: The Equality, Diversity and Inclusion module at ICL – invited speaker: Ms Chloe Agg (ICL)
11:00–11:15: Tea break 
11:15–12:30 (15 minutes each): Chair: Dr Matthew Craven. Sharing RAEng Diversity Impact Projects – invited speakers:
  • Engineering Progression from School to Year 2 at ICL – Dr Jaclyn Bell (ICL) 
  • Success for Black Engineers – Professor Kawal Rhode and Sophie Rust (KCL)
  • 50% for the Future – Dr Andrew Rees (Swansea University)
  • Peer Networks: Cultivating an Inclusive Culture and Sense of Belonging – Dr Sharron Kuznesof and Eleni Hadjigeorgiou (Newcastle University)
  • Project Ca-pow! – Dr Neha Chandarana (University of Bristol)
12:30–13:30: Lunch
13:30–14:00: Sharing Student Experiences – Semben Masudi (School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics (SECaM) student EDIC chair) and SECaM students 
14:00–14:15: Co-developing Inclusive and Accessible E-learning Resources: Placing Disabled and Neurodiverse Student Voices at the Centre of Our Practice – Hannah Irwin (University of Plymouth)
14:15–14:45: Chairs: Tetiana Buzykina and Vivian Hocking. Inclusive Cultures in Engineering Employers Panel – Babcock and Met Office 
14:45–15:00: Opportunity Plymouth – Dr Suanne Gibson (University of Plymouth)
15:00–15:15: Close