ISEN-sational news for Science Oxford
Sophie Batin, our education outreach manager, has become a member of the British Science Association’s new Inclusive Science Engagement Network (ISEN). This national network aims to support members to make their workplaces and activities more inclusive.
The first area of focus for the network is helping members to develop, review and strengthen an internal Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity (EDI) action plan for their organisation.
Understanding audiences is vital to ensure that science engagement is inclusive for people from diverse backgrounds and with diverse needs so the ISEN’s second objective is to support members to better understand their current and target audiences and share knowledge and test ideas to build greater shared understanding of these audiences and their needs
Sophie says, “I’m delighted to be a part of the ISEN and the opportunities that it will bring, both to the development of our own programmes and learning from other organisations. I’m looking forward to meeting the other members at our first meeting in January 2020 and hearing about what they’ve got planned.”
Bridget Holligan, Director of Education & Engagement said, “It is a real testament to Sophie’s expertise and ideas that she has been accepted as a member of the ISEN, as well as the Science Oxford education team’s track record in this area.”
Sophie will be entitled to up to £2K annually for trialling new ideas around diversity and equality, or for her own development.
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