International Women's Day 2019
Friday 8th March 2019
International Women's Day 2019 celebrated the achievements of women across the university in teaching, research, professional services and student roles, with a spotlight session highlighting inspirational stories from students and staff. We explored how the university has supported greater gender equality through initiatives such as the AdvanceHE Aurora Leadership Programme. The programme also explored the gender pay gap and we heard from colleagues at Swansea University on how a panel of senior women supporting institution decisions has helped to close their institution pay gap.
In the afternoon our keynote speaker Dr Maren Deepwell, Chief Executive of the Association for Learning Technology (ALT) presented a session on her own experience of working in educational technology. Following Dr Deepwell's session Deborah Halliday, final-year Geography student at the university talked about the importance of women working in the rural sector and her own interests and experiences in this area. We ended the day with an inspirational story from Anna-Wendy Stevenson, Lews Castle College UHI. As a recent winner of Hands up for Trad music tutor of the year award, Anna-Wendy talked about how music has inspired her teaching career and provided us with the opportunity to listen to her music.
Keynote: Promoting Equality: from professional practice and organisational culture to personal commitment. Maren Deepwell: Chief Executive of the Association for Learning Technology (ALT) and Martin Hawksey: innovation, community engagement and technology (ALT).
Hearing from our Aurorans: In 2018/19 10 colleagues from across the partnership took part in the AdvanceHE leadership Aurora programme. Hear their experiences and take part in a practical exercise exploring personal approaches to leadership.