Between 6-9pm on Friday 31 March 2017, in commemoration of Transgender Visibility Day, University of Edinburgh’s Staff Pride Network is hosting an event to look at cultural representations of transgender identity, with a focus on male transsexuality, as well as general issues affecting trans and non-binary identities.
The event will include a screening of 2011’s Tomboy, as well as a panel discussion afterwards.
Venue: Screening Room (G.04), 50 George Square.
Tickets via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/tomboy-film-screening-and-panel-discussion-tickets-32891070076
The following training opportunity is aimed at women up to senior lecturer level or professional services equivalent, who are interested in exploring leadership and management as an option for progression.
The School is willing to fund a place for a suitable candidate.
LFHE’s Leadership Matters 6
Module 1: Wednesday 14 – Thursday 15 June 2017 (non-residential)
Action Learning Set: Tuesday 27 June 2017
Module 2: Wednesday 5 – Thursday 6 July 2017 (residential)
If you are interested in attending, please email InfHR with a brief statement as to how you believe that you and the School/University will benefit from participation.
Please mark your email ‘Leadership training – June.’
You should have your line manager’s support for your participation.
Are you female/non-binary, aged 18+ and interested in technology and entrepreneurship? Applications close this Wednesday 15 February for Code First: Girls Northern Conference 2017, to be held Friday 3 March 2017, 10am-5pm at the PwC Office, 144 Morrison Street, Edinburgh.
Aims of the event:
1) Inspire and empower young women /non-binary people to start a career in technology and entrepreneurship
2) Demystify the tech industry and provide an understanding of what it takes to succeed
Further details here: http://www.codefirstgirls.org.uk/cfg-northern-conference-2017.html
The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) has commissioned Napier University to carry out a survey in the UK of staff and research postgraduates researching Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), to investigate barriers around diversity and inclusion.
The survey will be open until 28 February 2017.
Take part here: https://www.research.net/r/diversityICT
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
Nominations are open for the Royal Society Rosalind Franklin Award, given each year to a woman for their outstanding work in any field of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
The recipient of the £30k award is expected to spend a proportion of the grant on implementing a project to raise the profile of women in STEM in their host institution and/or field of expertise in the UK.
Deadline for nominations: 6pm 30 January 2017.
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?
CSTeachingTips is a North American project led by Harvey Mudd College which develops computer science teaching tips to help teachers anticipate students’ difficulties and build upon their strengths.
Resources include a short video / 7-point checklist on Tips for Reducing Bias.