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.
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