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E&D Engagement Events 2018-2019

Programme of events provided by Equality & Diversity
(Thu 11 Oct 2018 - Mon 8 Jul 2019)

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October 2018

Thu 11
SAP Forum new Finished 15:30 - 16:30 Postdoc Centre@ Mill Lane, Eastwood Room

Senior Academic Promotions (SAP) Open Forum

Hosted by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Institutional and International Relations, Professor Eilís Ferran, this session will provide an overview of the University's Senior Academic Promotions (SAP) procedure, highlight the main changes to the process, provide an overview of the SAP CV Scheme and address some common misconceptions.

Tue 16
Changing Mindset new Finished 12:00 - 12:45 Postdoc Centre@ Mill Lane, Eastwood Room

Based on the book Learn to Love Stress by Sara Hansen, this session will allow you to identify your mindset and use it to overcome stress, make personal changes, and improve your life at work and home.

Wed 17
Let’s Talk About Race new Finished 12:30 - 13:30 Corpus Christi, McCrum Theatre

During this event we will share what we know about the racial composition of the University and what staff and students have told us about their experiences.

We will present the institutional action plan to improve racial equality at Cambridge and will seek your feedback.

The Vice-Chancellor will also reflect on the University’s aspirations and the way forward towards a more inclusive University.

A light lunch will be provided from 12noon.

November 2018

Thu 1
Athena SWAN Support Session new Finished 11:30 - 13:30 Department of Biochemistry, Hopkins Seminar Room Two

To support our departments working towards Bronze and Silver Athena SWAN awards, this session will provide in-depth help with the different aspects of applying.

E&D team members will cover data collection, analysis and presentation and action planning including examples of best practice across the University and troubleshooting common problems.

Wed 7
Conversations on Career Progression and Race new Finished 12:00 - 12:45 Postdoc Centre@ Mill Lane, Eastwood Room

Our speakers Kusam Leal, Deputy School Secretary in the School of Physical Sciences, and Ricardo Rocha, early career conservation scientist, will talk about their career experience in academia and beyond, the challenges faced and strategies of dealing with them.

It will be an opportunity to discuss ideas and suggestions that might help others in the same situation.

Wed 21
Trans Awareness new Finished 12:30 - 13:30 17 Mill Lane, Seminar Room B

This session will set the wider context for Trans identities, provide greater understanding of the experience of Trans people and explore uses of language and key terms such as cisgender, non-binary and transgender, all in a safe supportive environment. 

Tue 27
International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women new Finished 12:30 - 13:30 Faculty of Divinity, Sidgwick Site, Runcie Room

Join Rachel Krys, Co-Director, End Violence Against Women to discuss current issues around sexual harassment and the challenges that wider cultural attitudes bring to issues of tackling abuse against women and girls.

Tackling sexual harassment and sexual violence – what has #MeToo achieved?

In the year #MeToo became a global phenomenon, with women in many countries speaking out sometimes for the first time about sexual harassment and sexual violence, are we seeing progress? Are our institutions prepared to make the changes needed to prevent and properly respond to sexual violence? Is our justice system fit for purpose and able to deliver justice? Are the powerful still able to act with impunity and use the system to silence their victims?

Rachel Krys, co-director of the End Violence Against Women Coalition, will talk about her experience of campaigning to end sexual violence in the last year. Sharing the latest findings from new research into attitudes which reinforce victim blaming and allow rapists off the hook, Rachel will talk about the progress being made and the challenges which remain.

Rachel Krys Biography

Rachel Krys is co-Director of the End Violence Against Women Coalition, a UK-wide coalition of women’s organisations working to end all forms of violence against women and girls, including domestic and sexual violence, forced marriage, FGM, trafficking, abuse related to prostitution, stalking, sexual harassment and more. The Coalition lobbies national and local government to improve its policy and practice in these areas (from criminal justice to welfare, education and health). EVAW’s campaigning for better prevention and response includes commentating in the media and using strategic litigation to challenge inequality and barriers to justice. EVAW successfully intervened in the Supreme Court challenge to the Metropolitan Police in their handling of the investigation of the rapist John Worboys, and has played a significant role in campaigning for a Whole School Approach to tackling sexual violence and harassment, including calling for statutory relationships and sex education. EVAW and members are currently campaigning for an end to end review of how the criminal justice system responds to sexual violence crimes.

Previously, Rachel worked for 15 years with employers, campaigning for inclusive workplaces and tackling discrimination at work. Most recently Rachel was part of the team which set up Equally Ours, a strategic communications campaign working to reframe the conversation about equality and human rights in the UK.

December 2018

Tue 4
Athena SWAN Support Session new Finished 09:30 - 11:30 Faculty of English, GR06

To support our departments working towards Bronze and Silver Athena SWAN awards, this session will provide in-depth help with the different aspects of applying.

E&D team members will cover data collection, analysis and presentation and action planning including examples of best practice across the University and troubleshooting common problems.

January 2019

Tue 29
Career Conversations new Finished 12:00 - 13:00 Clinical School, Seminar Room 11

Join us for another WSN event profiling the careers and progression of Cambridge women.

Dr Litsa Biggs (Secretary to the Faculty of Clinical Medicine) and Caroline Newman (HR Business Manager for Clinical School) will describe their career pathways and the opportunities and challenges they have faced along the way.

February 2019

Tue 5
Making Changes: Developing an Entrepreneurial Mind Set new Finished 12:00 - 13:00 8 Mill Lane, Lecture Room 1

How we view ourselves and the world around us impacts our ability to dream and achieve.

This session thinks about how an entrepreneurial mind set can help you identify new opportunities, solve problems and make change in your working and personal life.

Wed 13
Trans Awareness new Finished 12:30 - 13:30 Department of Engineering, Lecture Room 6

This session will set the wider context for trans identities, provide greater understanding of the experience of trans people and explore uses of language and key terms such as cisgender, non-binary and transgender, all in a safe supportive environment. 

Tue 19
Reporting Racism at Cambridge new Finished 12:00 - 13:00 8 Mill Lane, Lecture Room 2

Talking about 'race' and racism is difficult as these issues are complex and rarely discussed particularly by White people. Our research and a number of national inquiries show that BAME staff and students experience racism more frequently than is reported.

Come along to this event to learn about the Collegiate and University systems that are in place to report and investigate racial discrimination. We will also discuss patterns in experiencing and reporting racism at the University and nationally.

Our speakers include:

Mike Ainsworth, Director of London Services for Stop Hate UK

Devika Ranjan, The Whistle project, co-developer of the "End Everyday Racism" online reporting tool created at the University's Sociology Department

Sarah d’Ambrumenil, Head of Office of Student Conduct, Complaints and Appeals

Emma Mason, HR, Lead on cultural change initiatives

Kusam Leal, University BAME Staff Network Co-Chair

Joanna Jasiewicz, E&D Consultant

Thu 28
Finding Your Feet: Returning To Work After Family Leave new Finished 12:00 - 13:00 16 Mill Lane, Office of Post-Doctoral Affairs, Eastwood Room

Coming back into the workplace after a few months off is hard at the best of times, but combined with new caring responsibilities and sleep deprivation, it can feel like a huge step.

In partnership with My Family Care, this session will signpost tools and tactics for getting back to work, building confidence and balancing career and family.

March 2019

Wed 6

European led initiatives have undoubtedly changed the nature of equality policies in the Member States. Women in the UK have benefited greatly from membership of the EU/EEC; thus, looking at Brexit as a process provides a unique opportunity to reflect on the relationship, and patterns of influence, between European and national legislation. For this year's Lecture, we warmly welcome Roberta Guerrina, Professor of Politics at the University of Surrey and expert in EU gender politics and policies.

Professor Guerrina is interested in understanding the impact of gender (hierarchies) on key policy areas traditionally seen as gender neutral, such as Brexit, Security and Defence. Currently, she is working on the unintended gender consequences of the UK's withdrawal from the EU. She has published in the area of Brexit; Women, Peace & Security; work-life balance; Identity politics and the idea of Europe. She is also Jean Monnet Chair and co-founder of the UACES funded collaborative research network "Gendering EU Studies".

She co-authored one of the leading articles on the gendered impact of the UK's withdrawal from the EU: "Walking in the Shadow of EU Law" (with Annick Masselot) and during this talk she will explore the gendered nature of the process of withdrawing from the European Union.

Wed 13
Understanding Implicit Bias new Finished 12:30 - 13:30 Cambridge University Library, Milstein Room

Implicit biases can impact on the decisions we make and how we interact with colleagues and students, but what can we do to mitigate them?

This session builds on the Implicit Bias online module and will look at what practical steps can be taken to address implicit biases in the workplace.

Tue 19
Athena SWAN: SMART Action Planning new Finished 12:00 - 14:00 8 Mill Lane, Lecture Room 4

This workshop will help Departments to develop appropriate actions for the issues identified in the self-assessment process, and to make action plans SMART and effective tools for achieving gender balance.

April 2019

Mon 29
Caring4Elders Workshops new (1 of 3) Finished 12:00 - 14:00 8 Mill Lane, Lecture Room 4

An Elderly Person in your life! An opportunity for individuals to explore positive approaches to preparing for and responding to the unexpected changes & challenges that occur as they include the increasing needs of an elderly person into your lifestyle. This includes those elderly people who are independent as well as those with specific needs.

Workshops to help you prepare Participants prepare for the future and respond to current challenges through informal networking and input from our experienced facilitators. The materials are delivered over 3 x 1-hour sessions:

  • Prepared to Care
  • Difficult Conversations
  • Problem Solving

All participants receive a pack with key information to improve their links to the elderly person.

Focus on you and your wellbeing Caring4Elders participants confirm the value of time to reflect on their approach to incorporating the practical and emotional changes that occur as an elderly person becomes less independent. Participants have all asked for more time to continue the network at the end of the workshops which have been offered in the East of England since 2017

12:00 Venue open

12:15 Workshop commence

13:15 Workshop finish

13:15 - 14:00 Time for informal questions and discussion

PARTICIPANTS MUST BE AVAILABLE TO ATTEND ALL THREE SESSIONS

May 2019

Mon 13
Caring4Elders Workshops new (2 of 3) Finished 12:00 - 14:00 16 Mill Lane, Office of Post-Doctoral Affairs, Eastwood Room

An Elderly Person in your life! An opportunity for individuals to explore positive approaches to preparing for and responding to the unexpected changes & challenges that occur as they include the increasing needs of an elderly person into your lifestyle. This includes those elderly people who are independent as well as those with specific needs.

Workshops to help you prepare Participants prepare for the future and respond to current challenges through informal networking and input from our experienced facilitators. The materials are delivered over 3 x 1-hour sessions:

  • Prepared to Care
  • Difficult Conversations
  • Problem Solving

All participants receive a pack with key information to improve their links to the elderly person.

Focus on you and your wellbeing Caring4Elders participants confirm the value of time to reflect on their approach to incorporating the practical and emotional changes that occur as an elderly person becomes less independent. Participants have all asked for more time to continue the network at the end of the workshops which have been offered in the East of England since 2017

12:00 Venue open

12:15 Workshop commence

13:15 Workshop finish

13:15 - 14:00 Time for informal questions and discussion

PARTICIPANTS MUST BE AVAILABLE TO ATTEND ALL THREE SESSIONS

June 2019

Mon 3
Caring4Elders Workshops new (3 of 3) Finished 12:00 - 14:00 16 Mill Lane, Office of Post-Doctoral Affairs, Eastwood Room

An Elderly Person in your life! An opportunity for individuals to explore positive approaches to preparing for and responding to the unexpected changes & challenges that occur as they include the increasing needs of an elderly person into your lifestyle. This includes those elderly people who are independent as well as those with specific needs.

Workshops to help you prepare Participants prepare for the future and respond to current challenges through informal networking and input from our experienced facilitators. The materials are delivered over 3 x 1-hour sessions:

  • Prepared to Care
  • Difficult Conversations
  • Problem Solving

All participants receive a pack with key information to improve their links to the elderly person.

Focus on you and your wellbeing Caring4Elders participants confirm the value of time to reflect on their approach to incorporating the practical and emotional changes that occur as an elderly person becomes less independent. Participants have all asked for more time to continue the network at the end of the workshops which have been offered in the East of England since 2017

12:00 Venue open

12:15 Workshop commence

13:15 Workshop finish

13:15 - 14:00 Time for informal questions and discussion

PARTICIPANTS MUST BE AVAILABLE TO ATTEND ALL THREE SESSIONS

Thu 13
Athena SWAN: Recruitment and Induction new Finished 12:30 - 14:00 Sidgwick Site, Alison Richard Building, SG2

This session will give an overview of recruitment best practice and how to attract a more diverse range of applicants.

We will look at how to write an advert, further information documents, shortlisting and interview processes.

There will be discussion around best practice in inclusive induction and probation processes.

Mon 17
Family Friendly Policies: Managers’ Responsibilities new CANCELLED 12:00 - 13:30 Clinical School, Committee Room (Seminar Room 5)

Flexible working gives employees flexibility on where and when they work, allowing them to balance home and career. A panel of managers from the Clinical School will provide insight into their experience of supporting staff who work flexibly and the benefits and challenges such arrangements can bring.

July 2019

Mon 8
Trans Awareness new Finished 12:30 - 13:30 Clinical School, Seminar Room 11

This session will set the wider context for trans identities, provide greater understanding of the experience of trans people and explore uses of language and key terms such as cisgender, non-binary and transgender, all in a safe supportive environment.