Panel discussion: Experiences of getting to the top in academia

Date: Friday, June 17th
Time: lunchtime (12pm)
Location: Whitechapel Lecture Theatre

As part of the QMUL Gradfest, we are inviting four panel members from academia telling us about their ways to the top.

  • Elizabeth Kuipers: Professor of Psychology at King’s College London. She received a lifetime achievement award from Women in Science and Engineering in 2013.
  • Valerie Gibson: Head of the High Energy Physics Research Group in the Cavendish, University of Cambridge. She is a champion of Women in Science and spearheaded the Cavendish Laboratory’s success at achieving an Athena SWAN Gold award in 2014.
  • Liz Sockett: Professor at the Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, University of Nottingham.
  • Eva Sorensen: Professor of Chemical Engineering at UCL where she works on Fluid Separations. She is a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers, as well as a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and was awarded the Exxon Mobil Award for Excellence in Teaching by the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2013.

L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Awards Ceremony PhD Poster Competition

The L’Oréal-UNESCO UK and Ireland Fellowships For Women In Science were launched in 2007 and provide flexible and practical help to female post-doctoral researchers. For the first time, we are inviting ten female PhD students in the fields of Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Sciences to present a poster of their research at the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Awards Ceremony at the Royal Society in London on 22nd June 2016.

https://www.womeninscience.co.uk/news/PhD-Poster-Competition

The ‘Leaky Pipeline’

Gender bias is widespread and needs to be acknowledged and addressed by the scientific community. In this Guest Editorial, M. Resmini, Professor of Materials Chemistry at the Queen Mary University of London, describes how supervisors can play an important role in addressing the ‘leaky pipeline’, namely, the progressive loss of capable women from STEM disciplines.

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/chem.201600292/full

Exhibition: The Match Women’s Strike 1988

The Match Women’s Strike 1988:
Alison Marchant’s ‘Wall Paper History’ revisited
Tuesday 23 February – Saturday 7 May 2016

Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archives

In 2016, to mark Women’s History Month, Alison Marchant and Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives will re-stage her 1988 exhibition, which includes original prints, etchings and collages inspired by archival imagery.

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