This interactive workshop will help you to address problems you’ve encountered around addressing
inappropriate behaviour and work towards building a healthy workplace culture of constructive challenge
and personal responsibility. All sessions include tried and tested decision-making and personal
effectiveness techniques, designed to overcome the initial fear of tackling challenging situations.
Develop decision-making skills and overcome fear and paralysis in challenging situations;
Identify personal effectiveness techniques to tackle difficult conversations;
Explore verbal and non-verbal language techniques to challenge unacceptable behaviours. Book your place by searching ‘active bystander’ on QMUL CPD Booking System
12:00-13:00 Mindful Wellbeing for Women with OPD team
Investing in your wellbeing has proven to help reduce stress and create a more positive work-life balance. This interactive workshop will explore the links between work, health and mental wellbeing and your role in promoting wellbeing for yourself and others. Join us to connect with like-mind women to open up the discussion around self-care and self-compassion to create a more positive work-life balance.
Explore the key issues effecting wellbeing;
Identify the links between work-related stress and investing in wellbeing;
Understand how to promote workplace wellbeing for yourself and others. Book your place by searching ‘mindful wellbeing’ on QMUL CPD Booking System
This educational and interactive event with Dr Louise Younie, GP and Clinical Senior Lecturer in the Institute of Health Sciences Education, will explore themes including physical, emotional and social symptoms and managing the menopause with holistic or medical options, and a personal narrative on surgical menopause as part of cancer treatment. This event is aimed at members of Queen Mary staff who are experiencing or will experience the menopause, and there will be an opportunities throughout the session for attendees to ask questions openly or anonymously.
On 8 March 2021, Women in Innovation are holding a one-day online conference of ‘workshops, inspirational speakers and groundbreaking ideas.’
The event ‘aims to highlight the many inspirational female role models working within the UK, support the next generation of female innovators through workshops and expert advice sessions, and strengthen the UK as a world leader in innovation and gender inclusion.’
Women in Innovation programme ’empowers pioneering female entrepreneurs to develop innovations, through a women-only competition with awards offering innovation grant funding and a tailored programme of mentoring and business support.’ It is part of Innovate UK, a non-departmental public body sponsored by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.
Women in Science and Engineering at Queen Mary University of London (WISE@QMUL) is a student group for discussion of female participation in STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine).
WISE@QMUL have announced a free two-day online conference to celebrate International Women’s Day 2021.
On 25th-26th March WISE@QMUL will host inspiring speakers to discuss two main themes:
Ethnic minority women in STEMM.
Future directions and priorities for women in STEMM.
WISE@QMUL writes, ‘This is a unique opportunity to celebrate women in the field of science and engineering who have had remarkable journeys and broken glass ceilings, whilst encouraging young female scientists to pursue careers in STEMM.’
Registration for the WISE@QMUL International Women’s Day 2021 Virtual Conference is open.
The UN International Day of Women and Girls in Science (11 February) aims to recognise the critical role women and girls play in science and technology communities.
Queen Mary marked this day by highlighting some of our students, staff and alumni from across the Faculty of Science and Engineering who are making a difference to their fields and helping to inspire the next generation of girls and women into STEM careers.
This online event organised by Imperial College, the Science Museum, the University of Leeds, the IET and the Women’s Engineering Society will take place on March 10th. Wikipedia needs updating to ensure it accurately reflects the many contributions of women to science technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine. This online event will allow complete novices and experienced editors to work together to edit this resource by improving existing articles or creating new ones.
The issue of recruiting women in STEM is sometimes blamed on the lack of role model women scientists. There are some very nice posters produced by QMUL with images of women’s contributions to computer science.
Leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organisation, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) made a generous gift in support of undergraduate students of Computer Science at Queen Mary University of London earlier this year.
The significant donation was used to establish a new bursary scheme that offers twenty scholarships to students from low income households, and to female students, who are under-represented in the field of computer science.
The UK-wide lockdown has resulted in universities who may have had a traditional model for course delivery with in person teaching, move to more flexible approaches, with pre-recorded lectures, Zoom tutorials and peer support channels over Discord becoming the norm.
The OfS funded Institute of Coding operate on a flexible learning model, often involving slightly shorter modules and the possibility to study while working, and they have been reflecting on how this sort of flexible approach is improving diversity in digital skills education.
“…existing educational offerings can be inaccessible for some – because of time constraints, household obligations or other reasons that keep people from accessing a full university education. Further, traditional in-person education is not feasible for many at this time due to the pandemic.”
Quoted from the article “Flexible learning can improve diversity and inclusion in higher education” by the Institute of Coding.
Since launching in Dec 2019 they found that their courses have attracted a wide variety of participants including:
47% of surveyed participants being women (compared to 16% of women on traditional computer science courses across the UK)
People outside the traditional university age cohort, with over half of the surveyed participants being 25 or over
People looking for work or working and at different stages of their career
For more of a discussion on this, see the original article by the Institute of coding here.
Tech talent charter’s “doing it anyway” campaign is helping women get into tech careers. They list inspiring stories from women who started out or retrained into tech careers. They also encourage training through the Institute of Coding and have a list of other training courses that can be filtered by UK region and by type of funding.