Category: Parents

Staff Diversity Data – SR & EDI Seminar January 2024

Staff Diversity Data – SR & EDI Seminar January 2024

Our January SR-EDI lunchtime webinar was focused on ‘staff diversity data’. We were joined by guest speakers, Sami Karamalla-Gaiballa and Lauren Stella, from the University’s EDI (equality, diversity and inclusivity) data analyst team. This forms a key part of the...

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

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

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...

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...

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...