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Equality & Diversity

Equality & Diversity course timetable


Wed 21 Nov – Thu 6 Dec

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November 2018

Wed 21
WellCAM: Introduction to Transformational Life Coaching [Full] 12:00 - 13:00 The Postdoc Centre, Committee Room @ Mill Lane

The aim of the session, led by Nest Coaching, is to provide the attendees with a greater understanding of coaching, its application, its benefits and results. It will:

  • Outline the differences between therapy, counselling and coaching
  • Demonstrate how coaching can be used purposefully and positively in people’s lives, both inside and outside the workplace
  • Provide an opportunity to experience some of the techniques used in coaching practice
  • Explore real case study examples where coaching has been successful in a variety of settings

By the end of the workshop, you will also understand why focusing on your strengths and recognising your emotions will help you strive, flourish and perform better in the workplace and at home.

Programme outline

12.00 – 12.10 Introduction to coaching

12.10 – 12.35 Coaching exercises

12.35 – 12.45 Case examples

12.45 – 13.00 Close Questions

Coaching for Confidence at Work and Home

Managing work, life and family can be challenging.

Sometimes we all need a helping hand to take the next step towards our goals. Whether you need support to deal with the stresses of life, being a parent or working through your career choices, our expert coaching team is here to help.

Our focus on Nurturing, Empowering, Supporting and Training will move you forward, so you become fulfilled at home and at work.

Trans Awareness new [Full] 12:30 - 13:30 17 Mill Lane, Seminar Room B

This session will set the wider context for Trans identities, provide greater understanding of the experience of Trans people and explore uses of language and key terms such as cisgender, non-binary and transgender, all in a safe supportive environment. 

Tue 27
International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women new [Places] 12:30 - 13:30 Faculty of Divinity, Sidgwick Site, Runcie Room

Join Rachel Krys, Co-Director, End Violence Against Women to discuss current issues around sexual harassment and the challenges that wider cultural attitudes bring to issues of tackling abuse against women and girls.

Tackling sexual harassment and sexual violence – what has #MeToo achieved?

In the year #MeToo became a global phenomenon, with women in many countries speaking out sometimes for the first time about sexual harassment and sexual violence, are we seeing progress? Are our institutions prepared to make the changes needed to prevent and properly respond to sexual violence? Is our justice system fit for purpose and able to deliver justice? Are the powerful still able to act with impunity and use the system to silence their victims?

Rachel Krys, co-director of the End Violence Against Women Coalition, will talk about her experience of campaigning to end sexual violence in the last year. Sharing the latest findings from new research into attitudes which reinforce victim blaming and allow rapists off the hook, Rachel will talk about the progress being made and the challenges which remain.

Rachel Krys Biography

Rachel Krys is co-Director of the End Violence Against Women Coalition, a UK-wide coalition of women’s organisations working to end all forms of violence against women and girls, including domestic and sexual violence, forced marriage, FGM, trafficking, abuse related to prostitution, stalking, sexual harassment and more. The Coalition lobbies national and local government to improve its policy and practice in these areas (from criminal justice to welfare, education and health). EVAW’s campaigning for better prevention and response includes commentating in the media and using strategic litigation to challenge inequality and barriers to justice. EVAW successfully intervened in the Supreme Court challenge to the Metropolitan Police in their handling of the investigation of the rapist John Worboys, and has played a significant role in campaigning for a Whole School Approach to tackling sexual violence and harassment, including calling for statutory relationships and sex education. EVAW and members are currently campaigning for an end to end review of how the criminal justice system responds to sexual violence crimes.

Previously, Rachel worked for 15 years with employers, campaigning for inclusive workplaces and tackling discrimination at work. Most recently Rachel was part of the team which set up Equally Ours, a strategic communications campaign working to reframe the conversation about equality and human rights in the UK.

December 2018

Tue 4
Athena SWAN Support Session new [Places] 09:30 - 11:30 Faculty of English, GR06

To support our departments working towards Bronze and Silver Athena SWAN awards, this session will provide in-depth help with the different aspects of applying.

E&D team members will cover data collection, analysis and presentation and action planning including examples of best practice across the University and troubleshooting common problems.

Thu 6
WellCAM: Stress in the workplace new [Full] 12:45 - 13:45 Greenwich House, Cairo Room

This session is suitable for those who wish to learn more about stress management at work, how to differentiate between helpful and unhelpful forms of stress and learn to identify their own personal work based sources of stress and triggers.


An opportunity to learn more about what happens in the body when we are stressed and the common symptoms that can occur. 
Time to think about and focus on relationships at work and how we might navigate those when they too become a source of stress