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Equality & Diversity

Equality & Diversity course timetable

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Wed 25 May – Tue 26 Jul

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May 2022

Wed 25

The Women’s Staff Network provide a regular, informal group to bring together members who would like to discuss and share their experiences of their menopause journey.

The group’s aim is to provide a supportive environment and relaxed discussion.

Thu 26
Race Awareness - Open Session new (2 of 2) In progress 13:00 - 14:00

The session helps to increase the understanding of systemic racism and race. It encourages participants to reflect on their own identity, building confidence to speak about race and the capacity to challenge racism.

The training will be split into two 1h sessions. This will allow us to make space for discussion while not making the zoom meeting too long.

Everyone is warmly invited to attend.

Please only book if you can attend both sessions.

Preparing For Family Leave Workshop new [Places] 13:00 - 15:00 Clinical School, Seminar Room 1

This workshop would be of benefit to someone who is going to take a period of maternity, adoption, paternity/maternity support, or shared parental leave.

The workshop covers concerns and fears about the changes ahead, and the impact they may have on your life and career. We will discuss solutions, how to have effective conversations with those around you, and developing a personal plan going forward.

Becoming a parent is a huge life event, it can be difficult and stressful. To support University staff we are offering two new workshops to support staff to navigate through this life change.

Open to those who are about to take, or have already returned from, a period of maternity, adoption or shared parental leave, the workshops will be held in small groups to encourage personal reflection and discussion with others.

They will be facilitated by a qualified coach and member of the EDI team who will help individuals navigate their personal change journeys during the transition to and from parental leave. Links and information on internal policies and resources will also be made available.

Please note these sessions will be run face to face, however if you would be interested in a virtual session please do indicate your interest and we will look at organising these at a later date.

June 2022

Wed 1

This talk is being hosted by the Women in Higher Education Network (WHEN) and delivered by Furkan Karayel. Furkan is author of #1 Amazon best seller book Inclusive Intelligence, multi-award-winning diversity and inclusion speaker and founder of Diversein.com.

She has developed the Inclusive Intelligence concept which provides practical steps to be a diversity and inclusion role model in the workplace. Her passion is leveraging women-in-tech leadership, diversity and empowering female founders globally.

This event is only open to members of the Women’s Staff Network – to join the WSN please visit the website or SharePoint site

The University of Cambridge Women’s Staff Network (WSN) are a partner institution for WHEN as both Networks are dedicated to speeding up equity of opportunity for women in higher education. All WSN members can join WHEN for free on their website.

Tue 7

This session will provide the opportunity to hear from different women about their careers, what has impacted on their choices and any lessons they have learnt along the way. We are delighted to welcome the following speakers for our session –

Liz Simmonds - Assistant Head of the Postdoc Academy, Strategy/Operational Lead for Research Culture, Postdoc Academy Anna Langley - Senior Service Manager, UIS

The talk will be followed by an opportunity to ask questions and for members to discuss topics raised.

Every woman working at Cambridge has their own career journey and story to tell. We aim to hold a number of these sessions during the academic year, so please get in contact if you would be happy to share your story and email jenny.rampling@admin.cam.ac.uk.

Thu 9
Working Families Workshop new [Places] 13:00 - 15:00 Sidgwick Site, Alison Richard Building, SG2

This workshop would be of benefit to someone who has taken a period of maternity, adoption, paternity/maternity support, or shared parental leave and returned to work. It could also be of interest to anyone who needs to re-evaluate their work/family balance and career direction.

The workshop covers concerns and fears about managing work and family commitments going forward, and how to do so without guilt. We will also cover why “good enough is good enough”, the importance of self-care and finding support from those around you.

Becoming a parent is a huge life event, it can be difficult and stressful. To support University staff we are offering two new workshops to support staff to navigate through this life change.

Open to those who are about to take, or have already returned from, a period of maternity, adoption or shared parental leave, the workshops will be held in small groups to encourage personal reflection and discussion with others.

They will be facilitated by a qualified coach and member of the EDI team who will help individuals navigate their personal change journeys during the transition to and from parental leave. Links and information on internal policies and resources will also be made available.

Please note these sessions will be run face to face, however if you would be interested in a virtual session please do indicate your interest and we will look at organising these at a later date.

Tue 21

The Women’s Staff Network provide a regular, informal group to bring together members who would like to discuss and share their experiences of their menopause journey.

The group’s aim is to provide a supportive environment and relaxed discussion.

Wed 29

The Women’s Staff Network (WSN) would like to invite our members to a discussion with Professor Kamal Munir to share our thoughts and discuss how we can work together to improve the working lives of women at the university. Kamal is keen to hear our experiences, where things are going well and where we can make improvements.

This event is only open to members of the Women’s Staff Network – to join the WSN please visit the website

Professor Kamal Munir is Pro Vice Chancellor for University Community and Engagement, and Professor of Strategy and Policy. Prof Munir has published numerous articles in leading organisational and management journals. His work has been quoted and cited in several forums, including the BBC, CNN, ABC, World Economic Forum, Financial Times, the Guardian, Wall Street Journal, Wired magazine, and BusinessWeek among many others. Prof Munir has won several teaching awards and consulted for several public and private sector organisations. He is a Fellow of Homerton College, Cambridge and Academic Director of the Centre for Strategic Philanthropy.

July 2022

Tue 5

This session will provide the opportunity to hear from different women about their careers, what has impacted on their choices and any lessons they have learnt along the way. We are delighted to welcome the following speakers for our session –

Dr Olivia Remes – Dr. Olivia Remes – Associate, life coach and mental health expert

Margaret Allen - Senior Change Management Specialist (Research), UIS

The talk will be followed by an opportunity to ask questions and for members to discuss topics raised.

Every woman working at Cambridge has their own career journey and story to tell. We aim to hold a number of these sessions during the academic year, so please get in contact if you would be happy to share your story and email jenny.rampling@admin.cam.ac.uk

Tue 26

The Women’s Staff Network provide a regular, informal group to bring together members who would like to discuss and share their experiences of their menopause journey.

The group’s aim is to provide a supportive environment and relaxed discussion.