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Dame Sue Ion seminar

Nuclear AMRC

Friday, 1 July 2016 from 09:30 to 13:00 (BST)

Dame Sue Ion seminar

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Dame Sue Ion seminar Ended Free  

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Gender balance in engineering

Dr Dame Sue Ion DBE FRS FREng talks about her personal experiences of gender balance in engineering, and the bigger picture in the engineering industry past, present and future.


The Nuclear AMRC is delighted to welcome Dame Sue Ion, former group director of technology at British Nuclear Fuels Ltd, government advisor on science and engineering, and chair of the UK’s Nuclear Innovation Research advisory Board. Dame Sue will discuss her experience of gender balance issues throughout her career, and highlight why the engineering industries need a broad and diverse workforce to thrive.


The free event will include a presentation from Nuclear AMRC chief executive Mike Tynan, a tour of the Nuclear AMRC’s research factory, plus networking and lunch.


This event is exclusively for staff and students of the University of Sheffield, and Nuclear AMRC member companies.


There will be free transport from the main campus, with pick-up from Durham Road at 8.45am. The Nuclear AMRC is a signatory to the Women In Nuclear industry charter, and is working towards the Athena Swan bronze award.



8:45 – departure of bus

9:30 – arrive and registration

9:45 – 10:00 – introduction and H&S

10:00- 10:30 – tour

10:30 – 10:45      - refreshments  


10:45 – 11.00      Introduction by Mike Tynan Nuclear AMRC, to include:

•             Health and safety

•             House keeping

•             Introduction to Nuclear AMRC

•             Athena SWAN process and why we are hosting this event


11:00 – 11:45      Keynote speaker Dame Sue Ion

11:45 – 12:00      questions and answers

12:00 – 13:00      lunch

13:00 - Bus depart from Nuclear AMRC




What are my transport options getting to the event?


There will be coaches organised for those wishing to use these.

Bus will depart from Durham Road at 8:45 and then return to Durham Road by 13:30.


Please indicate if you wish to use the bus


The Nuclear AMRC is located approximately 20 minutes away from Sheffield Train Station at the Advanced

Manufacturing Park. If using satellite navigation please input the following postcode: S60 5TZ.  Free Car  

Parking will be available. Local taxi service City Taxis can be contacted on 0114 2393 939.


Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Telephone: + 44 (0)114 222 9900 or Email:


Do you have questions about Dame Sue Ion seminar? Contact Nuclear AMRC

When & Where

Nuclear AMRC
University of Sheffield
Brunel Way
S60 5WG Catcliffe
United Kingdom

Friday, 1 July 2016 from 09:30 to 13:00 (BST)

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Nuclear AMRC

The Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (Nuclear AMRC) is a collaboration of academic and industrial partners from across the civil nuclear manufacturing supply chain, with the mission of helping UK manufacturers win work at home and worldwide.

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