- Date 4 Oct 2021
Unless people feel they belong, they are unlikely to thrive in our profession. That’s why we commissioned the first ever study of chemical scientists’ lived experiences of belonging in the chemical sciences.
Belonging matters. It affects chemists’ ability to share ideas, try new things, collaborate and ultimately to enjoy their work and stay in the profession.
Our new report ‘A sense of belonging in the chemical sciences’ represents the first ever research on what belonging means to chemists and what helps or hinders their sense of belonging in the chemical sciences.
We found that belonging at work mattered to everybody we spoke to. Everybody shared examples of when they felt like an insider, and when they felt like more of an outsider.