The Society is committed to creating an inclusive culture that supports equality and diversity and fully reflects both its membership and the global microbiology community.
Some of our current initiatives include:
We have many initiatives at our Annual Conference, including a crèche, prayer room, quiet space and badges with a dedicated space for attendees to include their pronouns should they wish to do so.
We mark a number of awareness days, weeks and months throughout the year to highlight the achievements and challenges faced by our members from historically marginalised communities.
Our Early Career Microbiologists' Forum Co-Chairing Scheme gives early career members a chance to experience chairing at an event.
We support members from historically marginalised groups to organise events for their communities.
A number of our grants support members from historically marginalised communities. The Society Conference Grant, International Development Fund and Unlocking Potential Grant may be of particular interest.
The Council and Committees Shadowing Scheme allows members to find out more about our governance structure by shadowing a committee member.