Could you mentor and support a female pupil from a disadvantaged background from one of the city’s Schools?
The Girls’ Network is a charity which provides girls with mentorship
from professional women with the aim of developing their confidence and
aspirations. They have approached the University about expanding from
their London base into Portsmouth and are looking for female volunteers.
If you would like to know more, please come to a meeting to see the
Portsmouth Co-ordinator for the charity on Tuesday 15 July at 1.00pm –
venue will be confirmed nearer the time, and please let Rebecca
Bunting know if you will be attending, so further details can be
forwarded to you.
For more information please visit www.thegirlsnetwork.org.uk or contact Rebecca Bunting on firstname.lastname@example.org or 023 9284 3404.
From the UoP Staff Essentials page.
Athena Swan promotes and supports the diversity of all staff in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), and aims to address gender, race and sexual orientation inequalities and imbalance in these disciplines and, in particular, the under-representation of certain groups in senior roles.
Wednesday, 18 June 2014
Uprooting researchers can drive them out of science - Nature, 18 June 2014
BY: Russell Garwood
Many people have to move jobs and homes to build their careers. Relocation is a common disruption, sometimes desired and sometimes not. But how many careers demand that people move every few years, as science does? In how many other fields are promising recruits — who often already have a decade’s education behind them — expected to uproot their families and move repeatedly for the best part of another decade?
Friday, 13 June 2014
The Athena Swan committee members of the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Portsmouth will meet again on the 19th of June. Any staff member interested in participating, please feel free to attend. The meeting details and agenda are:
School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Portsmouth
Athena Swan Committee Meeting
19th June 2014, 10.30 - 11.30 am, Room BB 1.16, Burnaby Building, SEES
1. Brief introduction to the actions proposed and undertaken since last meeting
2. Review of statistical data
3. Review of draft application document edited so far
4. Review the SEES Athena Swan blog activity
6. Date and venue of next committee meeting
Monday, 2 June 2014
'Yes, All Men' - NY Times Opinion, 2 June 2014
BY: CHARLES M. BLOW
As I drove my son back to college last week, where he’ll take a summer chemistry course, he said something that struck me: “I believe it’s very important for everyone to be a feminist.”
Sunday, 1 June 2014
'How to Get Girls Into Coding' - NY Times Sunday Review, 1 June 2014
BY: NITASHA TIKU
WHEN I was 7 years old, I knew the capitals of most major countries and their currencies. I had to, if I wanted to track down a devious criminal mastermind in the computer game “Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego?” On screen, the ACME Detective Agency would spit out clues like notable landmarks to help players identify the city where Carmen’s globe-trotting henchmen were hiding out. I wouldn’t learn how to pronounce Reykjavik for more than a decade, but I could tell you that its currency was called the krona.
'Why You Hate Work' - NY Times Sunday Review, 1 June 2014
BY: TONY SCHWARTZ AND CHRISTINE PORATH
THE way we’re working isn’t working. Even if you’re lucky enough to have a job, you’re probably not very excited to get to the office in the morning, you don’t feel much appreciated while you’re there, you find it difficult to get your most important work accomplished, amid all the distractions, and you don’t believe that what you’re doing makes much of a difference anyway. By the time you get home, you’re pretty much running on empty, and yet still answering emails until you fall asleep.