Workplace development

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We’ll help you build a welcoming culture for under-represented groups and career returners. A transition to an inclusive culture should result in real change (Our founder Jan Peters’ Purple Boot campaign pushed the issue of female-friendly safety clothing to the forefront – demanding attention…

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The Voice of Women Students


This project was undertaken for the Women’s Engineering Society (WES), working in association with Oxford Research and Policy and funded by the Royal Academy of Engineering. Katalytik undertook: Focus groups with girls in school years 7 to 10 Focus groups with undergraduate women engineers…

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Adult Returners to Education


Not everyone enters higher education at 18. Making the life-changing decision to return to education as an adult and, in particular, to study science or engineering can be daunting. Adult Returners was a short project for a consortium of south west universities to produce…

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Returners and Re-entrants


Some women, and increasingly men, take a career break and use it to their advantage to publish papers, write a book or acquire a new qualification. Others struggle. Technology gaps are not the biggest barrier to returning, it’s confidence. Employers and managers can help…

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Science Sisters


– keeping women (and men) connected to STEM through career breaks whether for family or health reasons Keen to provide more than reading support in their children’s schools, the original Science Sisters group, based in Christchurch, Dorset set out to help their local schools…

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Set to Lead

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Katalytik, working in collaboration with UCL Engineering, received HE STEM funding to address the differences in transition rates between male and female engineering and technology students into relevant jobs from 2011 to 2013. Collaborators on this work have been Helen Duguid (Dogood Consulting) and…

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