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Women into Research Seminar Series

The Women into Research Seminar Series, which supports the Gender Equality Charter Mark and Athena SWAN, is launching again on 17th February 2016.

The programme consists of 10 lunchtime sessions delivered over the next 10 months which are designed to explore facilitators and barriers associated with women pursuing research in their particular areas. A research ‘start to finish’ format illustrates how research active academics can succeed in balancing their many competing demands in their roles at the University, while fulfilling their full potential leading to a more successful academic career. All seminars will be provided by research active academics and will concentrate on the practicalities of doing research alongside other academic duties. Lunch will be provided.

To benefit fully from the programme and to get the most out of it, participants are strongly encouraged to sign up to the entire seminar series and to attend all sessions, if possible.

The schedule of the programme can be viewed here.

As places are limited, individuals are advised to sign up as soon as possible. For more information and to book a place, please contact: Silvia Hanley, Equality and Engagement Officer, ext 6463 (01522 886463), shanley@lincoln.ac.uk


Developing Women in Academia – Making Headway in Your Career

This initiative consists of two workshops with the aim to provide participants with an insight of the importance and value of networking to achieving success  as well as the opportunity to receive practical suggestions upon such things as developing a personal academic CV. The workshops also provide practical guidance on how to achieve in academia and measure success.

Both workshops are lead and delivered by Dr Deidre Anderson, Executive Director MBA Programme at Cranfield University.

Next dates:  Workshop 1 – 18th November 2015, 12 – 2 pm. Workshop 2 – 16th March 2016

You can book a place via the Staff Organisational Development page on the portal. https://ps.lincoln.ac.uk/services/hr/development/BookProgrammes/SitePages/Home.aspx

For more information please contact: Silvia Hanley, Equality and Engagement Officer, ext 6463 (01522 886463), shanley@lincoln.ac.uk

Career Development Workshops

Women into Research (WiR) is an informal network for female academic staff and postgraduate students that aims to encourage more women to get involved in research and to promote a broader research culture within the University.

It is anticipated that in addition to scheduled WiR workshops, a number of sessions will be arranged specifically for women colleagues in SET that will enable them to share experiences of:

  • Building confidence
  • Don’t wait to be asked
  • Developing research portfolios
  • Applying for promotion
  • Advancing careers
  • Balancing work and family life
  • Returning to work after career break
  • Maximising network opportunities

 ‘Thinking Aloud’ Sessions

Thinking Aloud sessions will be organised on a regular basis, where women colleagues in SET will be talking about how they advanced their careers. These sessions will be voluntary, however colleagues will be approached and encouraged to share best practice.

It is anticipated that these sessions will be an hour long held during lunchtimes.