Research examining recruitment and selection decisions in life sciences organisations across the UK has recently been undertaken by ARC Network on behalf of the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission. The aim is to better understand the factors that help –or hinder – social mobility in the life sciences sector.
The report, due for completion in May 2016 will make recommendations for employers and others in relation to the design, development and evaluation of activities to support socially diverse recruitment and progression.
We are now offering employers and other interested parties an opportunity to discuss emerging findings and shape the report’s final conclusions. You can join the discussion online at either 11am-11.45am or 1.30pm – 2.15pm on Thursday 28th April.
UK Life sciences employers in both the public and private sector are welcome to take part. Researchers are interested in the views of both large and small organisations whether you are a recruitment specialist, a small business owner or a university academic. University careers advisers, recruitment consultants and sector bodies are also warmly invited to take part.
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HEFCE have recently announced funding and support for a new National Collaborative Outreach Programme. The programme, which will run from 2016-17 to 2019-20, will provide financial resources for consortia of HE providers, schools, colleges and other stakeholders to deliver targeted programmes of collaborative outreach in specific local areas where HE participation is low overall and lower than expected given GCSE attainment levels. The programme will support the government’s targets to double the proportion of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds in higher education (HE) by 2020, to increase by 20 percent the number of students in HE from ethnic minority groups and to address the under-representation of young men from disadvantaged backgrounds in HE. HEFCE are holding events across in England for interested consortia and bids for funding must be complete by 1st July 2016.
For more information about the programme go to http://www.hefce.ac.uk/sas/ncop/
ARC Network are delighted to be working with The Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission on a new study examining social mobility in the life sciences sector. The study will work with employers, HE careers services and other sector bodies to examine the barriers and enablers to people from low socio economic groups entering high level jobs in the life sciences industries. Research will include in-depth case studies with employers from across the UK. As part of the study employers will be invited to hear about the emerging findings as part of a web based discussion group which will be held on 28th April 2016. For more information about the project or if you are an employer wishing to engage in the study email us email@example.com