Category: Flexible Working

Breastfeeding and work: the juggles and struggles

Breastfeeding and work: the juggles and struggles

Dr Sudeh Cheraghi-Sohi I have been a post-doctoral researcher now for 12 years and in that time I have also had two children, both of which I breastfed. I took the full period allowed for maternity leave and so when I returned to work my children were both over a year...

Social Responsibility, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Seminar Series 2023-24

Social Responsibility, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Seminar Series 2023-24

Join us for online SHS SR & EDI Seminar Series every last day of the month 1-2pm. Zoom link https://zoom.us/j/6771886797   31st October 2023 Ellen Poliakoff Parkinson’s from inside out: emerging and unexpected benefits of a long-term partnership 30th November 2023...

Carer Support Grant – 2023/24 update

Carer Support Grant – 2023/24 update

We are pleased to announce that grants of up to £500 are now available to academic, research, PS and technical support staff to help support extra-carer costs associated with attendance at conferences, training events and similar career and professional development...

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...

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...