Women and social renewal

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Celebrate International Women’s Day, by attending a special event at the Business School focusing on the contribution of women to social renewal and economic prosperity.

International Women’s Day Event
Thursday, 8th March 2012 12:00PM – 4:30PM at Newcastle University Business School, 5 Barrack Road, Newcastle upon Tyne

Celebrating the Contribution of Women to Social Renewal and Economic Prosperity

Highlighting the invention, innovation, entrepreneurial and charitable activities of women. Speakers: Eija Pessinen, Dinah Bennett OBE, Deborah Jaffe, Professor Pooran Wynarczyk. Chair: Carmen Thompson.

This Event is organised by the Small Enterprise Research Unit (SERU)/Newcastle University Business School in collaboration with the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) and aims to celebrate the contribution of women to social renewal and economic prosperity through their invention, innovation, entrepreneurial and charitable activities. The event is free to attend and lunch is provided.  Contact for further information: Steve Bremner Tel: 0191 208 1622 Email: steve.bremner@ncl.ac.uk

Admission: Free, but booking required. Please complete the online booking form to reserve your place.


For Women in Science – £15,000 Fellowships for female post docs

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L’Oréal-UNESCO’s For Women in Science is an international programme which recognises the achievements and contributions of exceptional females across the globe, by awarding promising scientists with Fellowships to help further their research.

Each year, the International Programme recognises the achievements of exceptional female scientists and awards them with fellowships to help further their research.

In 2012, four awards of £15,000 each, will be offered to outstanding female post doctoral researchers in the UK & Ireland.

Adjudicated by a panel of eminent scientists, the fellowships can be used in any number of ways to enable women scientists to further their careers and facilitate world class research.

 In total, since 1998, more than 1200 women in 103 countries have been recognised for their research and received funding to further their studies. Further details and how to apply.

NU Women

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I have just come back from the latest NU Women event and thought it would be useful to remind you of its purpose.

NU women is a network open to all women who work at the University. At the moment the focus is on Newcastle University but the aim is to expand to include other Universities in the North East.

It was established in March 2009 to provide a forum for women to share ideas and provide mutual support for their career development. The network is led by Professor Vicki Bruce, Head of School of Psychology and Chair of the University’s Diversity Committee and is supported by a mixture of academic and administrative staff.

The network evolved from a Think Tank on gender issues Read the rest of this entry »

Women in SET – developing networks

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vitaelogoVitae SWW Hub and Wales Resource Centre for Women in SET
Building & Sustaining Research Networks for Women in Science, Engineering & Technology

Thursday December 10th

University Hall Conference Centre, Cardiff UniversityThe importance of building collaborative networks to enhance research development, identify funding sources and further your career opportunities cannot be underestimated.  This one-day workshop will enable you to:

  • understand the purpose and benefits of developing research and support networks
  • identify and build internal and external networks
  • explore the potential for setting up women’s networks and overcoming  challenges and barriers
  • learn about the importance of role models and mentoring for women’s research and career development – both inside and outside academia.

Sessions include

  • representative from BBSRC on the Research Council’s view on the importance of collaborative research
  • the role of the Athena Swan Charter in women researchers’ career paths
  • Building networks & peer mentoring circles for professional development
  • Life outside the lab – building balance & flexibility into career management

Speakers include:

  • Professor Averil Macdonald, The University of Reading
  • Rachel Tobbell, Manager, Services for Women, UK Resource Centre for Women in SET
  • Janet Wilkinson, Skills Trainer & Consultant, 3×3 Consulting
  • Ayo Bakare, Services for Women Co-ordinator, UK Resource Centre for Women in SET

The full  programme will be available online shortly. The day will run from 10.00- 16.30.

To book a place go to: www.vitae.ac.uk/swwhubwalesresourcecentre

Please note: This event is open to all, with priority going to researchers from the South West and Wales region.  Any enquiries, please contact Anne Goodman, Vitae SWW Hub Manager swwhub@vitae.ac.uk