Athena SWAN updates

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Apply to be an Athena SWAN Mentor or Mentee

Interested in being a mentor?

  • Do you feel able to contribute positively in the academic career development of a colleague?
  • Willingness to share appropriate skills, experience and knowledge required.
  • Previous experience of mentoring not required. Development and support provided.

Would you like support with your career development? 

  • Mentee applicants welcome from female academics or those aspiring to be academics – including postgraduate students.

Find out more and how to apply:

There is a formal application and matching process for participation in the programme. Deadline for applications is 23rd June 2017 – 5pm. Link to the: application form.

To find out more come to our Mentoring Network event on 7th June – Further details click here or visit our intranet page: Athena SWAN mentoring​.


Inspiring the Future – A new campaign which aims to encourage more scientists into schools to talk about their careers and introduce female role models working in science

‘How can you help?  The main aim of the campaign is to encourage women with a job that uses science in any guise, to volunteer just one hour a year in a local primary school to talk about their career and role and ignite the spark in the next generation of scientists. Anything you can do within your networks to encourage this, will help us all inspire more young female scientists  

This might include:

  • Featuring the programme in your newsletter, if you have one, or linking through to [] from your website
  • Encouraging your colleagues to sign up
  • Following @L’OrealUKI and retweeting our content
  • Tweeting about the programme’



GED 2017

Message from the GED 2017 Team:

‘We are seeking case studies, research work and examples of best practice and impact for presentation, particularly, but not exclusively, from the following sectors:

  • New media and online organisations
  • Social care and nursing
  • Higher education
  • Hospitality and tourism
  • The legal profession
  • Finance and banking
  • Technology and telecoms
  • Manufacturing and transport
  • Uniformed public sector​​​​​​​

Papers are sought on initiatives around gender, race, age, faith, sexuality and disability, or any combination.

We want to hear from public and private organisations about best practice and examples of your metrics, methodologies and insights being used to address equality and diversity challenges.

Submit your a paper now – deadline for submissions – Friday 19 May.’

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