HEA Chief Executive gives evidence on STEM subjects at House of Lords

  • Date: 06-03-2012

HEA Chief Executive, Professor Craig Mahoney, accompanied by Dr Janet de Wilde, head of STEM at the HEA, will give oral evidence this afternoon to the House of Lords Science and Technology Select Committee inquiry into Higher Education in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) subjects.

The inquiry, which is chaired by Lord Willis of Knaresborough and was launched in Autumn 2011, is looking at why a significant proportion of STEM graduates end up working in jobs not requiring a STEM degree whilst industry continues to report shortages of STEM graduates. Prof Mahoney, who is giving evidence alongside QAA Chief Executive Anthony McClaran, will set out its role in enhancing the quality of learning and teaching in STEM subjects across UK higher education.

Information about the Select Committee is available here: http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/lords-select/science-and-technology-sub-committee-i/inquiries/parliament-2010/higher-education-in-stem/ 

and the evidence can be seen live on Parliament TV: http://www.parliamentlive.tv/Main/Player.aspx?meetingId=10436.