Events for 2015
20 March 2015 (13:30-18:00), Women in STEM: a celebration of research excellence, Plymouth University. One day symposium to bring together PhD students, postdoctoral and early-career researchers as well as experienced academics to highlight world-class research by women in STEM. Keynote speakers include Professor Suzanne Skevington (Professor of Health Psychology, University of Manchester), Professor Deborah Greaves (Professor in Ocean Engineering and Director of the Coast Laboratory, Plymouth University) and Dr Kerry Howell (Reader in Marine Ecology, Plymouth University), and talks will be followed by structured discussion sessions. To find out more, submit a proposal and register please click here.
Events for 2014
15 October 2014 (13:30-18:00), WiSET Ada Lovelace Day, Alan Turing Building, Room G.107. We will be celebrating the life of Ada Lovelace, an English mathematician and the world's first computer programmer. Professor Dame Celia Hoyles will be talking about the first woman 2014 Fields (International Medal for Outstanding Discoveries in Mathematics) medallist Maryam Mirzakhani and her work. University academics, industrialists and students will also share their own stories about their career pathway; talking about what they do and the teams they lead, inspirational people met along the way, what it's like being a woman in STEM, challenges faced (at any career stage) - and overcoming them, any tough choices to be made, maintaining a healthy work life balance, and more. Robogals will provide demonstrations and you can meet the STEMettes. To book click here or please email Helen Ryder. Click for Joining Instructions (including programme).
10 September 2014 (12:00-14:00), Wiki Women in Science Editing Session, University of Manchester Main Library, Blue 4 Teaching Suite. We will be editing Wikipedia articles and creating new pages, to improve and increase the content of female scientists on Wikipedia. No booking required. Please email Helen Ryder if would like further information.
13 & 27 August 2014 (12:00-14:00), Wiki Women in Science Editing Session, University of Manchester Main Library, Blue 4 Teaching Suite. We will be editing Wikipedia articles and creating new pages, to improve and increase the content of female scientists on Wikipedia. No booking required. Please email Helen Ryder if would like further information.
4 August 2014 (16:30), Feminist Reading Group, Ellen Wilkinson Building Seminar Room 2, University of Manchester. We will be chatting about Angela Carter's short fairytale "The Bloody Chamber". Readings and info either by emailing Camilla Rostvik or the Facebook group
16 & 30 July 2014 (12:00-14:00), Wiki Women in Science Editing Session, University of Manchester Main Library, Blue 4 Teaching Suite. We will be editing Wikipedia articles and creating new pages, to improve and increase the content of female scientists on Wikipedia. No booking required. Please email Helen Ryder if would like further information.
23 June 2014 (09:00-17:00), Public Speaking and Communicating Your Research: Masterclass for Women in Science, MRC Clinical Sciences Centre, Hammersmith Hospital, London. Join physicist, engineer and television scientist Maggie Aderin-Pocock on this one day practical course to learn how to communicate your research effectively with clarity and passion. Booking required please email Cleo Howard, fee payable (£245 + VAT).
23 June 2014 (12:00-16:30), National Women in Engineering Day Event, Concorde Hangar, Manchester Airport. WiSET Event to celebrate women in STEM. We will hear inspirational stories, discuss challenges and share personal experiences. We will host technical tours of Concorde alongside a structured networking session with female engineers, scientists and technologists from academia and industry. Men also welcome! Free event, transport provided. Our keynote address will be given by Dr. Danielle George, Reader in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Associate Dean for Teaching & Learning. Booking required - booking form here or email Helen Ryder. Read our NWED2014 Event Report.
19 June 2014 (10:30-11:30), National Women in Engineering Day Lecture, School of Chemistry, Lecture Theatre G.53. Lesley Yellowlees, Professor of Inorganic Electrochemistry in the School of Chemistry at University of Edinburgh (Athena SWAN Gold Award) and the first woman president of the Royal Society of Chemistry, will join us to share her story; highlighting her proudest moments as a woman in STEM, how she maintains her drive & love of science and remains optimistic that all women can reach their full potential. Booking not essential but please email Helen Ryder.
6 June 2014 (09:00-17:00), Public Speaking and Communicating Your Research: Masterclass for Women in Science, MRC Clinical Sciences Centre, Hammersmith Hospital, London. Join physicist, engineer and television scientist Maggie Aderin-Pocock on this one day practical course to learn how to communicate your research effectively with clarity and passion. Booking required please email Cleo Howard, fee payable (£245 + VAT).
22 May 2014 (16:30-17:30), Athena SWAN Panel Discussion, Manchester Museum, UoM. Event about the participation of women in science. Panellists include Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell, Professor Dame Tina Lavendar, Professor Dame Nicky Cullum and Professor Helen Gleeson. The panel will be facilitated by Professor Chris Griffiths. Booking required - email Helen Ryder.
22 May 2014 (10:30-16:00), Wiki edit-a-thon, Main Library, UoM. Event to improve and increase the content of female scientists on Wikipedia. Booking required - follow link.
22 May 2014 (10:30-16:00), Athena SWAN Silver Workshop, Sackville St, UoM. Event to help you understand the awards process, see what judging panels are looking for, exchange good practice and network. Booking required - follow link.
26 March 2014 (14:00-16:00), Work Life Balance Focus group, STDU, Humanities Bridgeford Street. We are offering staff the opportunity to provide feedback on what they consider to be the challenges of managing work/life balance effectively, and to share experiences of how they have personally dealt with these challenges. Booking required - email Helen Ryder.
25 March 2014 (18:00-19:30), Women's Voices Amplified: Women in Science, UoM Students Union. Second in a high profile series of events featuring women alumni and staff. Athena SWAN Coordinator on the panel. Download flyer.
19 March 2014 (17:30), Women in Science Lecture Series, The London School of Hygiene and Tropical London. Listen live online to the Inaugural Women in Science lecture by Prof. Dame Sally Davies (Chief Medical Officer for England). Book your ticket online (via Eventbrite). This prestigious lecture series aims to highlight the work of women in research. The focus of the lecture is on the speaker's career, how being a woman has influenced the decisions she has taken and identifying lessons that can be learnt that are broadly applicable to other people's career choices and pathway in research and policy.
7 March 2014, International Women's Day Awards Ceremony, Manchester Town Hall. Success for the Centre of Women's Mental Health - winner of the Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Award. Success for Prof. Margor Brazier, School of Law - winner of the Women in Legal and Business Award. See news article here.
5 March 2014 (13:00-15:00), International Women's Day FMHS Event, Uni Place, UoM. Event for MHS students/staff to raise awareness and celebrate women across the Faculty in particular their contribution to changing organisational culture. IWD2014 MHS Flyer.
3 March 2014 (14:00-15:30),International Women's Day WiSET Event, Uni Place, UoM. Event for EPS students/staff to help boost confidence and self-belief. .
Internal Events 2015
24 June 2015
Roscoe Building Lecture Theatre A
Researcher Parent Trap
Information session is aimed at early career researchers at The University of Manchester that have or are planning to start a family.
Policies and procedures for expectant and existing parents - Karen Scoresby, HR Policy Manager
Athena SWAN - why does it affect you and where you choose to work? - Helen Ryder, Athena SWAN Coordinator
Support at the University - Sarah Mohammad-Qureshi,
Resuming your research after a career break - Katie Perry, Chief Executive, The Daphne Jackson Trust
23 JUNE 2015
Download the NWED2015 Flyer
Download the NWED 2015 Welcome Pack and read the bios of 20 leading ladies in the field of engineering.
Read the NWED 2015 Report here
* You can listen to Nancy's talk by visiting the WiLS Website
Download the IWD2015 Flyer
From 5 March-9 March 2015 posters were displayed in University Place Foyer celebrating women’s achievements across the University. Manchester Pharmacy School focussed on postgraduate research, sharing experiences from current students and increasing contribution of female students, and also highlighted their international research in Africa. Leading female researchers from the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work displayed work about current Midwifery Research and Fear of Birth. The School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science, School of Dentistry, and School of Physics and Astronomy case studies demonstrated how their School’s inclusive cultures and working practices have enabled the progression of their staff and students.
Again the University was well represented at the Manchester International Women’s Day Awards (Friday, 6 March 2015) celebrating Manchester’s strongest and most inspirational women. Congratulations to Professor Caroline Dive, the Deputy Director of the Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute, who won the award for ‘Breaking Through in Business, Legal or Science and Technology’ category. Manchester alumnus Kirsty Harrison, who graduated from Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science in 2012, was one of the three finalists in the same group as Caroline. Kirsty was also shortlisted for the ‘Young Women Breaking Through’ category. Jess Lishak, from the Students Union, was shortlisted for the ‘Breaking Through in Campaigning’ category for her Reclaim the Night work.