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Women Researchers Network

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This new group brings together early to mid-career researchers and lecturers across the University.

The aim of the Network is to provide an informal space for women in the early years of their academic careers to come together and discuss any gendered-related challenges they face. 

The group's inaugural meeting took place on 12th July 2017 with a focus on two questions as a way to open up discussion:

1. Where do I want to be in 5 years?

2. How will I get there and what are the barriers I need to overcome? 


The last meeting took place on 12 June and the next meeting will be confirmed soon.

A Promotions Workshop took place on Monday 26th March, 12:00-13:30pm. This workshop was an informal get together aimed at answering questions women at the early career stages have about promotion. 

We heard about experiences of women who have gone through the promotion process and ask questions to a range of those with the knowledge to answer them, across faculties. We were joined by colleagues from People & OD and those involved in the current delivery of promotions training for this event who will be tailoring their advice for this workshop specifically for women.

The previous meeting was held on 20th November at Christies' Bistro. We provided a range of women’s post-PhD employment case studies and used them for discussion following on from our first session ‘Why is the Pipeline so Leaky?’ The case studies presented examples of different academic career trajectories across a range of departments; including those who have left academia. The case studies will then be used to highlight different career path options available and fuel discussion of the positives and challenges these can bring. 


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