The Diversity Impact Programme aims to inspire change in university engineering departments so that all students succeed and the unique perspectives and experiences of engineers from diverse backgrounds continue to enhance the profession.
We provide grant funding of up to £100,000 for new projects in university engineering departments that address the unequal outcomes experienced by students from underrepresented groups. You define the need and the solution, we provide funding and a context to share and learn throughout the grant period. Projects can run from 12 to 18 months and grant recipients will join a community of practice to facilitate learning across the cohort of grantees and the wider engineering higher education institution sector.
Funding will be awarded to applicants are committed to transformative change, who have a track record of co-creation and co-delivery of projects, who can commit to a community of practice, and who want to develop effective solutions that can transform higher education and career transition outcomes for people from underrepresented groups.
Community of practice
Our interim evaluation of the 2022 DIP cohort revealed that the single biggest development our DIP awardees would like to see, is the creation of a Community of Practice. This community will explore key questions on the shape of the programme in the longer term, as well as providing a space for participants to problem-solve and share learning about their projects.
Diversity and inclusion programmes and resources
Graduate Engineering Engagement programme
Supporting UK engineering students and recent graduates from under-represented backgrounds into engineering employment.