International Women’s Day talk with DCC Susannah Fish

On Wednesday 2 March, we were delighted to welcome Susannah Fish, Deputy Chief Constable of Nottinghamshire Police, to speak about her extraordinary career in an International Women’s Day talk. ‘You couldn’t make it up: my career and me’ saw DCC Fish share stories from her varied career with the police, from successes to challenges to the …

Celebrating women in STEM

Yesterday was the fifth annual WinSET (Women in Science, Engineering and Technology) conference at the University. This is an annual event which brings together women working in STEM subjects, organised as part of the work of the WinSET group. I live-tweeted the event – you can read the storify here, or scroll down for a slide-show …

Engineering — not just for boys

It’s International Women’s Day today. So it seems appropriate to share the thoughts of one of our top engineers on the subject of how STEM subjects are VERY DEFINITELY #notjustforboys Being in an engineering faculty means working closely with industry, and seeing the impact of our work on real systems. That’s certainly #notjustforboys — says …

Athena SWAN award for Malaysia campus faculty

The University is the first institution to hold an international Athena SWAN award — recognising its commitment to supporting women and advancing their careers across all campuses. Congratulations to the Faculty of Science at our Malaysia campus — amazing work. The Malaysia press release is below. It’s also on the Malasia campus website here. The …

Addressing the imbalance — WinSET conference 2014

I attended a planning meeting for the WinSET conference 2014 yesterday, and the programme is looking good. I’ll give you a quick overview… The keynote speakers are Baroness Brenda Dean, honorary president of WinSET, and Sarah Dickinson, Policy Manager at Athena SWAN. Baroness Dean was created a Life Peer in 1993 and a member of …