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If you would like to find out more about sex issues or are seeking more background information to support a colleague or student our list of resources (which will expand over time) may be of help. 

The University Library  also provides access to hundreds of resources, digitally and in print, across a wide variety of topics.

If you have any feedback on the following information, please get in touch.


Staff network groups are a fantastic way to network with people from all over the University.  Many of the groups also offer confidential support and advisory services from their members to any member of staff.


Diversity in the Workplace is an online module that intends to support staff to become familiar with equalities legislation and looks in detail at all equality groups.

Aurora is Advance HE's leadership development initiative for women. It is run as a unique partnership bringing together leadership experts, higher education providers and research institutes to take positive action to address the under-representation of women in leadership positions in the sector. 

100 Black Women Professors Now! is a unique 12-month accelerator programme for black female academics working in UK higher education institutions. The programme has been developed by Women in Higher Education Network (WHEN).

Manchester Gold aims to support staff career development across the University by linking them with the support of a more experienced colleague, to work with them over a period of nine months.


We have a number of resources available that have been developed at the University to support equity.  

Deborah Bunker and Peter Sykes, Learning and Organisational Development, explore imposter syndrome Imposter Syndrome

Dr Ernestine Gheyoh Ndzi, Associate Dean (Law and Policing) and Staff Governor at York St John University, and Brooke Foulger, Policy Manager at The University of Manchester, talk about Shared Parental Leave and Breastfeeding Practices in UK HEI.

Fiona Hutchison, a registered Nutritional Therapist who specialises in female hormone balance supporting women with issues such as endometriosis, PMS, fibroids, PCOS, perimenopause and menopause, talks about how to survive and thrive during the menopause. 

Professor Gail Rippon, author and neuroscientist, Dr Ellen Poliakoff, Senior Lecturer in Psychology, FBMH, and Adèle MacKinlay, Director of People and Organisational Development consider do you have a female brain or a male brain? Or are we asking the wrong question? This talk revisits these old questions and introduces answers that might surprise you.

This live panel discussion examines and challenges inequalities in clinical academic careers.

Faye Coleman, student from The University of Manchester, speaks about online gender based violence allyship 

External resources

Sometimes staff feel more comfortable talking to someone outside of the organisation. There are a number of well-known external resources which may be useful*.

If you would like to add another resource or spot one that no longer works here, please contact us. 

*The University of Manchester cannot be held responsible for the content of external websites.

Women’s Higher Education Network

Women’s Higher Education Network (WHEN) propels women to achieve their ambitions and enables universities and the higher education sector to accelerate change.

Through WHENs network and programmes they are supporting, enabling and connecting women. All of the work of WHEN is raising the profile and presence of women across the sector.

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day (IWD) takes place on 8 March each year and is recognised globally. IWD celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.

Imposter syndrome

Self-assessment tool to explore your mindset towards imposter syndrome

BBC Ideas explore imposter syndome, what it feels like, how to tell if you have it and how to overcome it.

Elizabeth Cox describes the psychology behind the imposter syndrome, and what you can do to combat it.

This LinkedIn article explores imposter syndrome and how to overcome it whilst referencing a few famous names along the way.

#IAmRemarkable is a Google initiative empowering women and underrepresented groups to speak openly about their accomplishments in the workplace and beyond, thereby breaking modesty norms and opening up more opportunities.