Polar Horizons: A how-to guide to cohort-based engagement with underrepresented talent

Polar Horizons began as part of a series of activities within the Diversity in UK Polar Science Initiative that marked the 200th anniversary of the discovery of Antarctica. Conceived and funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office Polar Regions Department, this initiative celebrates existing diversity, and takes an important step forward to promote and enhance Antarctic science opportunities to under-represented groups, including women, people from ethnic minorities, BAME, LGBTQ+ communities and people with a disability. This how-to guide to cohort based engagement with underrepresented talent is a compilation of information from our experiences from the first year of Polar Horizons engagement activities. When we refer to Polar Horizons, we are talking about a cohort-based engagement programme, which in a different context might take on a different name and focus.

Please contact us via email if you would like to know more about Polar Horizons.

Group photo from zoom call, featuring a group of people each on their small screen
Some Polar Horizons 2021 alumni and presenters during the March 2021 launch week


Programme schedule table
Polar Horizons 2021 launch week schedule for matched ECRs
A poster with photos of the Polar Horizons Core organising team
Polar Horizons 2021 core organising team


On this site: Huw Griffiths, Pilvi Saarikoski, Beatrix Schlarb-Ridley
14 April, 2021