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 current challenges facing women in Higher and Further Education. Led by invited speakers, a range of issues and perspectives will be explored, showcasing a number of successful initiatives and providing an opportunity to reflect, plan and network with colleagues from across the university.

Dr Fiona McLean, Vice Chair of Court for the University of the Highlands and Islands and Chair of the Equality and Diversity in Governance Working Group will open the programme with a presentation on her own professional background and progression.  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 will explore what is already underway to address issues of inequality at the university through Athena Swan, Mentoring Support and Student Representation.  In addition, facilitated workshop sessions will allow participants to explore their own career aspirations, the professional challenges they may face in making progress, and practical advice 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. 

 

Session outlines and Presenter Bios

 

To book

The event is fully booked.  Please email Alex Walker at lta@uhi.ac.uk if you would like to added to the waiting list and you will be contacted should a place become available.

 

Programme

09:00 Tea and Coffee
09:30 - 9:50

Opening

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 - 11:10

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

Networking Lunch

13:00 - 13:40

Diane Rawlinson Vice-Principal (Further Education)

University of the Highlands and Islands

13:40 - 14:20

Mentoring in Context: rurality and intersecting identities

Dr Philomena de Lima

14:20 - 15:00

HISA

Holly Scimgeour, HISA President and Sorcha Kirker, HISA Vice-President

15:00 - 15:20

Tea/Coffee

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.

16:30

Wine and canapes