Gender and STEM: Where next for universities?

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Date: 12 June 2014
Venue: Westminster, London
Time: 11:00 - 15:30

Gender diversity issues in STEM subjects are prevalent throughout UK higher education, exemplified by data released last week by Research Councils UK.

Join this Westminster Briefing event on 12th June to discuss the implications of the recent House of Commons report, examine what funding bodies are doing and consider the impact on students, with our panel of policy makers and HE practitioners including:

  • Andrew Miller MP, Chair of House of Commons Science and Technology Select Committee
  • Sarah Dickinson, Athena SWAN Manager, ECU
  • Professor Dorothy Griffiths, Professor of Human Resource Management and Provost's Envoy-Gender Equality, Imperial College London
  • Sarah Guise, Head of Equalities and Diversity, UCL; jointly with
  • Charlotte Croffie, Head of Organisational Development, UCL
  • Professor Jane Clarke, Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge

Key Issues to be Addressed Include:

  • Impact of the recent Science and Technology Committee report
  • The legacy of the UK Resource Centre
  • Career structures and institutional bias
  • Making best use of staff for research and income
  • The impact of equality and diversity on funding allocations
  • Expanding student numbers: making up the gender gap
  • Role of gender-based initiatives such as Athena Swan and Project Juno
  • Impact of women teachers on student development
  • Representation and organisational effectiveness
  • Value of role models
  • Effective mentoring and training
  • Learning from business

Cost: £175 - £225
Contact: James Skuse

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