Athena Swan

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.

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Widening participation in the Geosciences

Special Edition: Widening participation in the Geosciences
 
 
 
Book now for the Geological Society’s Athena SWAN Workshop – 22 September 2017

On 22 September the Geological Society will be holding a workshop to offer support to Earth Science Department representatives working within Self-Assessment Teams (or Working Groups) who are engaged in advancing equality and diversity and working towards obtaining or renewing an Athena SWAN award. 
The workshop will give participants an opportunity to discuss and deliberate the processes involved in obtaining or maintaining an Athena SWAN award. It will allow participants to discuss issues they may be experiencing, both good and bad, and to offer and seek advice from other applicants at similar stages of the awards process. This workshop is intended to foster positive collaborative support and to help develop an Earth

Science Athena Swan community.  Chaired by Dr Jennifer McKinley, a member of the Society’s Council, the programme will focus on a number of key areas:

•    Planning and Preparation
•    Departmental Analysis and Developing an Action Plan
•    Evidencing Impacts
•    Draft submissions
•    Perspective of an Athena SWAN Panellist
•    Pitfalls and things to avoid

This is an excellent opportunity for a representative of your department or institution to come along and talk with others who share the similar goals and challenges. The workshop is free to attend and is scheduled to take place from 11:00 until 15:00. Timings will be confirmed and a programme circulated closer to the day.

Lunch will be provided, and dietary requirements can be catered for, but we ask that you inform us when expressing your intention to attend. We hope that you or a colleague will be able to join us for the Society’s first workshop.

If you would like further information or to register your interest for the workshop please email diversity@geolsoc.org.uk 

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