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Equality: Everyone's job, no-one's responsibility
Fri 5 May 2017, 10:00 – 15:30 BST
A discussion of gender, equality and diversity in higher education
A one day seminar organised by the Athena SWAN committee, University of Huddersfield
Gender inequality in STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and Medicine) has been the subject of intense debate in recent years, and has resulted in a series of initiatives to address these imbalances, such as Athena SWAN. With the expansion of the Equalities Challenge Unit to include Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Business and Law, the issues regarding gender remain at the forefront of our minds, but are joined by other sometimes less obvious barriers to career progression in higher education.
In this one-day seminar, four extremely well qualified speakers will discuss their ideas and observations on gender, equality and diversity in higher education. Each speaker will present their observations from a different strategic level, to include higher education as a whole, at a departmental level, and from a personal perspective on the career path of the individual.
This seminar is suitable for academics, researchers and both postgraduate and undergraduate students with an interest in equality and diversity and gender imbalance in higher education. Equally the event would be suitable for staff in HR, equality and diversity roles, support staff and Athena SWAN self-assessment panels.
10-10.30am Arrival and Registration (Oastler Building)
10.35am Welcome from Professor Bob Cryan (Vice-Chancellor, University of Huddersfield)
Session 1 Chair: Dr Gemma Sweeney
10.40am Professor Yvonne Galligan (Queens University, Belfast), Title: Fostering an Equality Culture in Higher Education
11.30am Professor Paul Walton (York University, Department of Chemistry), Title: Equality for Women in Science: Sometime, Now, or Never?
12.20pm Lunch (provided)
Session 2 Chair: Dr Gemma Sweeney
1.00pm Professor Caroline Gatrell (Liverpool University, Management School), Title: Light the blue touch paper: Managing your research career
1.50pm Professor Dame Julia King, Baroness Brown of Cambridge (Vice-Chancellor, Aston University 2006-2016, House of Lords), Title: Strategies for Success
2.50pm Question and Answer session with the speakers
3.20pm Refreshments, end of seminar