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We are conducting research to learn about the experiences of women in Scotland who are currently or who have previously worked or studied in STEM areas (science, technology, engineering, and maths). We want to hear about those experiences that have made you feel excluded or those times when you felt you were treated differently or less favourably because of a personal characteristic such as your sex, age or your race. We are very interested to hear if you have felt like you were treated differently due to a combination of your personal characteristics - this is also known as experiencing multiple discriminations. For example, if you have been discriminated for being a disabled woman in science, for being a woman with caring responsibilities or for being a black woman studying engineering (or a combination of all/any of these). Below you will find a glossary with definitions that will help you answer the questions.

Please note: All responses will be confidential and anonymous. We may use your anonymous quotes in the future to support our research. This survey is only to be completed by women who work or study in STEM or those who have previously worked in STEM in Scotland.
 

GLOSSARY

Discrimination: According to the Equality Act 2010, discrimination occurs when a person is treated unfairly or less favourably than others because of a personal characteristic such as age, sex, race, religion, pregnancy and maternity, disability and sexual orientation. (For example, if you were treated less favourably because of the colour of your skin).

Multiple-discriminations happen when a person is treated less favourably because of more than one personal characteristic. (For example, if you were treated less favourably because of your age and because you are a woman).

Harassment: The Scottish Government describes harassment as intentional repeated behaviour, which causes fear, upset and/or annoyance to the victim.
 
Inequality: According to the United Nations, inequality refers to the state of not being equal, especially in terms of  status, rights, and opportunities.

Marginalised or minority groups: people who are underrepresented within a larger group and as such, they may experience social exclusion or difference in treatment, or they may be disadvantaged in different ways.
 
Micro-aggressions are indirect, subtle, or unintentional forms of discrimination against members of a marginalised group. (For example, a woman speaks in a meeting but her male colleagues continually interrupt her).

BME stands for Black and Minority Ethnicity

STEM stands for Science Technology Engineering and Maths
 
 

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* 1. Please note that the demographic questions are taken from the 2011 CENSUS, Scottish Government Core questions, and other national surveys.

First, a little bit about you. Are you:

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* 2. How old are you? 

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* 3. What religion, religious denomination or body do you belong to?

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* 4. What is your ethnic group?

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* 5. Do you have caring responsibilities (including caring of children under 18 or care for a relative or spouse?)

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* 6. Do you consider yourself to be a disabled person?

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* 7. Which of the following options best describes you?

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* 8. Let's get started. From the following list, please tick as many instances of discrimination as you have experienced at work, college or university.

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* 9. If you selected Microaggressions in the previous question, please tell us more about this. 

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* 10. Have you ever felt discriminated against or harassed in a workplace environment or at university/college? Please describe your experience in a few sentences.

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* 11. How confident do you feel about speaking up when you experience inequalities in the workplace or at college/university

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* 12. What does an inclusive workplace or an inclusive learning space look like to you? Please explain in a few sentences.

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* 13. Do you feel enough is being done by employers and educators to create more inclusive workplaces/learning spaces?

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* 14. Do you feel that activities to get more women and girls into STEM are inclusive of women with different needs or women who experience multiple discriminations (For example, if you were a disabled woman with caring responsibilities would you find those activities inclusive)

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* 15. Do you feel that your educational institution or employer has in place suitable processes for tackling experiences of multiple discriminations? (For example, if you were treated less favourably for being a young working class woman who identifies as lesbian or a black woman who is a parent)

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* 16. What do you think can be done within universities/colleges, industry and society as a whole to improve the understanding of multiple discriminations? 

Thank you for taking the time to complete this evaluation. If you have any questions about this survey, please contact us on info@equatescotland.org.uk

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