Archive for the ‘Equalities & Diversity’ Category

Women's lunchtime walking group on Mondays & Thursdays

Regular walkers say that they find it refreshing and invigorating to take time out from their busy schedules, to get fresh air and enjoyable exercise with friendly conversation along the way.

Two more departments receive bronze Athena SWAN awards

We are pleased to announce that the Departments of Health and Biology & Biochemistry are our latest two departments to have successfully achieved bronze Athena SWAN awards.  This also means we have achieved the target we set in 2013.

Athena SWAN lecture: Register by Wed 23 Mar

'Equality & inclusivity in science' by Professor Melanie Welham, interim Chief Executive of BBSRC

Athena SWAN lecture - Equality & inclusivity in science: 7 Apr

The speaker for this year's Athena SWAN lecture will be Professor Melanie Welham, interim Chief Executive of BBSRC. 7 April 2016, 12-2pm. Please book.

Suggestions to improve accessibility

As part of our five-year Access Audit, please send your ideas to improve accessibility on campus

Happy New Year to all Chinese staff & students

Happy & Prosperous New Year - Gong Xi Fa Cai! We're serving Chinese food in our eateries to celebrate

Sprint development programme for undergraduate women

Building on the success of the prestigious Springboard programme, Sprint has been researched, designed and written specifically to address issues and challenges faced by undergraduate and graduate women.

Women - Become a career activist: Wed 24 Feb

Learn how to avoid common career pitfalls like working hard and hoping someone will notice and become a proactive career activist, taking control of your own path, at this inspiring and practical workshop.

Women's lunchtime walking group on Mondays & Thursdays

Regular walkers say that they find it refreshing and invigorating to take time out from their busy schedules, to get fresh air and enjoyable exercise with friendly conversation along the way.

Inclusion matters - universities for all: Thu 3 Dec

To celebrate UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2015 come to hear Liz Sayce OBE, Chief Executive of Disability Rights UK, speak about Inclusion Matters: Universities for all on 3 December, 12:15 - 14:00.

Interested in Equality & Diversity issues? Staff rep needed

Nominations are invited for a casual vacancy for a representative of the Management, Specialist and Administration job family.

Workshop - Funding opportunities for women: Fri 16 Oct

A workshop to outline some of the obstacles women face in their paths to securing academic posts in the UK and strategies to find funding. Free lunch - please book.

'Eid Mubarak!' to all our Muslim colleagues & students

Saturday 18 July 2015 is Eid al-Fitr which marks the end of the dawn-to-sunset fasting that occurs during the month of Ramadan.

Accessibility further improved

New materials to help us ensure those with access issues can get around campus more effectively

Mental Health Awareness Week: Podcasts on wellbeing

This year's theme is Mindfulness. The Mental Health Foundation has made available a number of short podcasts on wellbeing themes including a short explanation of the concept of mindfulness and a 10-minute introductory exercise.

Equality issues at Bath

Colleagues from Bath Spa University joined staff and students on our campus for an informative and thought-provoking day of talks and workshops on equality and diversity issues.

Book place for Athena SWAN annual lecture & lunch: Fri 1 May

This year's lecture will be given by Professor Alison Noble OBE, FREng, Technikos Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Oxford University; Director of the Institute of Biomedical Engineering (IBME); Fellow of the IET, Fellow (and current President) of the MICCAI Society; Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.

Equality Forum: 20 Mar (book by 12 Mar)

Dr Linda Papadopoulos - social commentator, psychologist and author - will be the keynote speaker at our annual joint Equality Forum hosted with Bath Spa University. All staff and students welcome; lunch included - please book.

Taking the lead with diversity & inclusion: 20 Mar

Dr Linda Papadopoulos - social commentator, psychologist and author - will be the keynote speaker at our annual joint Equality Forum hosted with Bath Spa University. All staff and students welcome; lunch included - please book.

The Normal Heart - free film for World Aids Day: Mon 1 Dec

The film tells the story of the onset of the HIV-AIDS crisis in New York City in the early 1980s. 6.15pm in 8 West 1.1 - all welcome.