Come along to the Christmas Fair

The Women’s Staff Network would like to welcome you to their Christmas Fair taking place in the Medical School Foyer of Queen’s Medical Centre on Tuesday 5 December at 11am until 2pm. The Fair will host nearly 30 stalls selling Christmas crafts, jewellery, cards, flowers, bird boxes, planters, decoupage, beauty products, bags, hair accessories, crochet …

“No Sexuality Please: We’re Scientists!” Hidden Diversity in Chemistry and the sciences

It’s always great to be invited to an event that one of our Schools is delivering, and this week Charlotte from the P&C team had the pleasure to visit the School of Chemistry to hear Professor David K Smith of the University of York give a fantastic talk ‘No Sexuality Please; We’re Scientists’ about his …

Your chance to rename the Women’s development programmes

Award winning women’s development programmes for staff The University has award winning women’s development programmes for staff: ‘PEAR’ programme for women working at levels 1-3 – O&S, APM and technical services staff   ‘APPLE’ programme for women working at levels 4-5 – Assistant Professors, Laboratory Managers, Research Fellows & Senior Research Fellows   ‘WAND’ programme …

#techmums in Nottingham

By Dr Sarah Martindale Last year two PhD students, Annie Quandt and Georgiana Avram, from UoN’s Horizon Centre for Doctoral Training organised an event about women in the digital economy. One of the speakers they invited was the inspirational Dr Sue Black. She was named one of the Guardian’s top-50 women in tech, and was …

It’s all about the girls: Looking beyond Ada Lovelace

Ada Lovelace Day is an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), but in order to move forward we have to acknowledge the challenges we still face. A 2011 report from CBI found that more than half (52%) of UK STEM employers expected to struggle to find employees …