Wednesday 8 March 2017 is International Women’s Day. Please help us to celebrate by sharing links to our new short film, Girls in Tech, published today, 7 March and our British and overseas students’ stories (in various languages) which will follow tomorrow, 8 March. See our School news story.
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Representatives of the Equality and Diversity Committee (pictured), were joined by Stephanie Millar, Equality Challenge Unit, staff and students, Friday 24 February, to celebrate our Athena SWAN Silver Award.
See the related School news story.
Attendees also had the opportunity to preview our forthcoming video, Girls in Tech and the first of our student case study films, due to be launched on International Women’s Day, 8 March 2017.
BCS Women in Computing has a new JISCMAIL address for those who wish to discuss gender equality, especially Athena SWAN, within Computer Science. The list is CYGNETS@JISCMAIL.AC.UK and the home page is http://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/CYGNETS
The aim is to use the list to raise issues around diversity in Computing, to look for resources, to share problems (and hopefully solutions), and so on.
Subscribers can join the list by sending an email to email@example.com
Message: SUBSCRIBE CYGNETS Firstname Lastname
Last year, the School developed a new section of its website, called Work with us which includes current staff vacancies, Equality and Diversity information (not least details of our Athena SWAN Silver Award) and links to University work-related policies.
The Equality and Diversity section includes a useful list of resources around:
- challenging preconceptions
- women in science and technology
- equality legislation
- ‘protected characteristics’ – age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex (gender) and sexual orientation.
Why not have a browse?