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Equality & Diversity

Equality & Diversity course timetable


Tue 3 Mar – Tue 7 Jul

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March 2020

Tue 3

Join Dr Jill Armstrong, Murray Edwards College, for this research-based workshop on how unintentional bias influences networking and career sponsorship and how to tackle this.

Thu 5
Helping Departments to Implement Initiatives Tackling Racism new Finished 12:00 - 13:00 8 Mill Lane, Lecture Room 2

The University’s work on race and racism has been acknowledged with the Advance HE’s Race Equality Charter (REC) Bronze award.

As part of the institutional work, we developed a three-year REC action plan to tackle racial inequalities.

The event will help departments make sense of the REC action plan, and to develop their own initiatives aligned with the institutional approach.

Caring4Elders Workshops new (3 of 3) Finished 12:15 - 13:15 Greenwich House, Cairo Room

An Elderly Person in your life! An opportunity for individuals to explore positive approaches to preparing for and responding to the unexpected changes & challenges that occur as they include the increasing needs of an elderly person into your lifestyle. This includes those elderly people who are independent as well as those with specific needs.

Workshops to help you prepare participants for the future and respond to current challenges through informal networking and input from our experienced facilitators. The materials are delivered over 3 x 1-hour sessions:

  • Prepared to Care
  • Difficult Conversations
  • Problem Solving

All participants receive a pack with key information to improve their links to the elderly person.

Focus on you and your wellbeing Caring4Elders participants confirm the value of time to reflect on their approach to incorporating the practical and emotional changes that occur as an elderly person becomes less independent. Participants have all asked for more time to continue the network at the end of the workshops which have been offered in the East of England since 2017

12:00 Venue open

12:15 Workshop commences

13:15 Workshop finish

13:15 - 14:00 Time for informal questions and discussion


Mon 9
International Women’s Day Lecture: Gender and Climate Change new Finished 12:30 - 13:30 8 Mill Lane, Lecture Room 2

Dr Emily Shuckburgh OBE is the Director of Cambridge Zero. She is also Reader in Environmental Data Science in the Department of Computer Science and Technology.

Dr Shuckburgh will share the extent of her work on climate change and communicating this to the public, and will discuss how gender plays a part in the bigger environmental picture.

Thu 12
Apprenticeships: Supporting New and Existing Staff new CANCELLED 11:00 - 12:00 Judge Business School, Lecture Theatre 1

This session will provide an update on apprenticeships within the University.

It aims to help HR colleagues across Schools and departments to understand the role that they can play in utilising this resource to support the development of staff and embed apprenticeships into the fabric of the University’s recruitment and workforce strategies.

This could include succession planning, and individual personal development and aspirations.

Wed 18
Where Do You Draw the Line ? new CANCELLED 12:30 - 14:30 Institute for Manufacturing, Lecture Room 2

Delivered in a safe and supportive environment, this session offers individuals the opportunity to learn about the different factors that might create and perpetuate a work environment in which harassment and bullying occur, and strategies for how to address this.

April 2020

Tue 21
New Recruitment Policy and Guidance new [Places] 11:00 - 12:00 Judge Business School, Lecture Theatre 1

This session will introduce and promote the new Recruitment Policy, highlighting the key sections of the policy and how this can support Recruitment activity at the University.

The session will also explore the changes to the recruitment guidance, including a demonstration of the key functionality, a summary of the feedback received during testing and some of the new features that have been added.

There will be ample opportunity to ask any questions relating to the policy or guidance during the seminar.

Please note: The seminar will be very similar in content to the HR Forum sessions that will be taking place over Lent term.

May 2020

Tue 12
Effective Staff Review and Development new [Places] 11:00 - 12:00 Judge Business School, Lecture Theatre 1

Staff Review and Development (Appraisal) provides the opportunity for supervisors, managers and academics to engage in constructive discussion with their staff or academic colleagues about current and future work and their personal and career development.

This session is to clarify the nature of SRD and its objectives, and consider best practice for individuals and those supporting SRD more broadly in Departments.

June 2020

Thu 11
Flexible Working new [Places] 11:00 - 12:00 Judge Business School, Lecture Theatre 1

This session is an opportunity to find out more about the work ourcambridge and colleagues in the HR Division are progressing on supporting flexible working opportunities.

You will hear about the different types of flexible working, the benefits, how to overcome barriers and how you can help build a flexible working culture within your area.

July 2020

Tue 7
New Global Mobility Policy and Guidance new [Places] 11:00 - 12:00 Judge Business School, Lecture Theatre 1

This session is for staff in HR related roles and will:

  • Introduce the Global Mobility policy and associated guidance documentation.
  • Explore the key considerations when sending or recruiting someone to work overseas on an Assignment.
  • Discuss different types of overseas working and the processes applicable to each case.

Please note: The seminar will be very similar in content to the Global Mobility Seminar held in August 2019.