Category: Equality and Diversity

International Women’s Day 2023 – Embracing Equity

International Women’s Day 2023 – Embracing Equity

Seminar 1: In Conversation with… Prof Dawn Edge - Embracing Equity Dawn Edge is Professor of Mental Health and Inclusivity at the University of Manchester Academic Lead for Equality, Diversity & Inclusion on ‘race’, religion, and belief. She is the University of...

We Are All Storytellers…

We Are All Storytellers…

Writing and wellbeing workshops provide boost for staff We Are All Storytellers, a pilot wellbeing initiative for University of Manchester staff, has received outstanding feedback from participants. Run by the School of Health Sciences, a mixed cohort of 21 staff,...

The Contribution of Women across the Lifespan in the Covid-19 Crisis

The Contribution of Women across the Lifespan in the Covid-19 Crisis

During March 2022 we have been hosting a series of inspirational weekly lunchtime speakers. The theme of the talks is The Contribution of Women across the Lifespan in the Covid-19 Crisis.  The series started with Dr Elaine Dewhurst (University of Manchester) and Dr...

Celebrating Women #BreakTheBias

Celebrating Women #BreakTheBias

To celebrate International Women’s Day the School of Health Sciences Athena Swan committee have organised a month of celebrations to highlight the contributions of women during the Covid-19 pandemic. We started off with our excellent speaker on 9th March - Dr Pragya...

Where are UK Higher Education Institutions with Shared Parental Leave and Breastfeeding?

Where are UK Higher Education Institutions with Shared Parental Leave and Breastfeeding?

Family friendly rights, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI), seem to be at the top of the agenda in most universities. Key departments in universities responsible for ensuring that the family friendly rights support the needs of working parents are the human...

The School of Health Sciences Covid-19 staff survey results: five things we learned about working in lockdown

The School of Health Sciences Covid-19 staff survey results: five things we learned about working in lockdown

Back in April 2020, the School of Health Sciences (SHS) Athena Swan team launched a survey to understand more about how staff experience of the Covid-19 pandemic. Specifically, the AS team wanted to understand what practices were seen as helpful and unhelpful, and to...