These Women Can!: Advancing women at the University of the Highlands and Islands
Thursday 8th March 2018
This one day event will bring colleagues from across the university together to discuss and debate the challenges of being women in Higher and Further Education. Led by our invited speakers we will explore a range of issues and perspectives, and also have the opportunity to network with colleagues from across the university.
Our keynote speaker will be Dr Sandra Cairncross, Assistant Principal for Widening Participation and Community at Edinburgh Napier University . Sandra will share her experience of setting up Edinburgh Napier Women’s Network, why Women’s Networks are needed in Higher and Further Education and encourage participants to consider what they can do individually and collectively to address key issues related to women in Higher and Further Education. Colleagues from the University of Highlands and Islands (UHI) will explore what is already being done to address issues of inequality at the university through Athena Swan and Mentoring Support. In addition our facilitated workshop sessions will allow participants to explore their own career aspirations and the challenges they might face in progressing in their career, with practical sessions on how to address these challenges. Our day will conclude with a networking wine reception.
The event will take place at Inverness Campus and is open to all colleagues in teaching, research and administration roles in further and higher education, and to colleagues and leaders from our undergraduate and postgraduate communities. Attending in person is advised to allow for networking and discussion, although we will can offer videoconference for colleagues who can't attend in person.
|09:00||Tea and Coffee|
|09:30 - 9:50||
Fiona McLean, Vice Chair of Court for the University of the Highlands and Islands and chairs the Equality and Diversity in Governance Working Group
|09:50 - 10:30||
Women's Networks: Still Needed and Lessons Learnt
Keynote Speaker: Sandra Cairncross, Assistant Principal, Widening Participation and Community at Edinburgh Napier University
|10:30 - 11:30||
Swanning Around: How can Athena Swan impact our university?
Mary Doherty, Senior Lecturer in the School of Health and Head of PGR Development, University of the Highlands and Islands
|11:10 - 11:30||Tea and Coffee|
|11:30 - 12:10||
Time Management for Smart Working
Elizabeth Barron-Majerik, Programme Development Manager for Forestry, Science, Maths and Aquaculture, Inverness College, University of the Highlands and Islands
|12:10 - 13:00||
|13:00 - 13:40||
Diane Rawlinson Vice-Principal (Further Education)
University of the Highlands and Islands
|13:40 - 14:20||
Mentoring for Women
|14:20 - 15:00||
|15:00 - 15:20||
|15:20 - 16:00||
Where do you want to go and how will you get there.. goal setting and action planning
Ann Tilbury, Academic Skills Developer, Educational Development Unit (EDU), Su Engstrand, Subject Network Leader Science, Technology and the Environment, University of the Highlands and Islands and Wendy Maltinksy, Psychology Programme Leader, Inverness College University of the Highlands and Islands
|16:00 - 16:30||
Panel Session and Close
Fiona McLean, Vice Chair of Court for the University of the Highlands and Islands and chairs the Equality and Diversity in Governance Working Group.
Wine and canapes