The Need for an Inclusive Space Sector: a Student Perspective

O'Brien, A. C. , Martin, L.J. and Roberts, S. L. (2020) The Need for an Inclusive Space Sector: a Student Perspective. In: SSEA 2019 3rd Symposium on Space Educational Activities, Leicester, UK, 16-18 Sep 2019, pp. 204-208. ISBN 9781912989096 (doi: 10.29311/2020.50)

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The UK Space Agency aims for the sector to account for 10% of the global sector by 2030. This target cannot be achieved without growing the workforce to support the sector, which will require removing barriers to accessibility for underrepresented minorities, making the sector inclusive for all. UKSEDS is working to ensure that its own practices are inclusive; this paper presents UKSEDS inclusivity initiatives and demographic data, including ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation. Comparisons are made to workforces from the space and other sectors, and overall, delegates at the National Student Space Conference (NSSC) are more diverse.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:O'Brien, Ms Aine
Authors: O'Brien, A. C., Martin, L.J., and Roberts, S. L.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Geographical and Earth Sciences
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