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Equality & Diversity course timetable

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Fri 8 Feb 2019 – Tue 28 May 2019

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February 2019

Tue 12
Research Office - WDYDTL ? new Finished 00:00 - 00:05

UTBS created 30 October 2019 - from paper records kept

WellCAM: Stress in the Workplace new Finished 12:30 - 13:30 Clinical School, Seminar Room 3

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.

Aims

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

Wed 13
Trans Awareness new Finished 12:30 - 13:30 Department of Engineering, Lecture Room 6

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 19
Reporting Racism at Cambridge new Finished 12:00 - 13:00 8 Mill Lane, Lecture Room 2

Talking about 'race' and racism is difficult as these issues are complex and rarely discussed particularly by White people. Our research and a number of national inquiries show that BAME staff and students experience racism more frequently than is reported.

Come along to this event to learn about the Collegiate and University systems that are in place to report and investigate racial discrimination. We will also discuss patterns in experiencing and reporting racism at the University and nationally.

Our speakers include:

Mike Ainsworth, Director of London Services for Stop Hate UK

Devika Ranjan, The Whistle project, co-developer of the "End Everyday Racism" online reporting tool created at the University's Sociology Department

Sarah d’Ambrumenil, Head of Office of Student Conduct, Complaints and Appeals

Emma Mason, HR, Lead on cultural change initiatives

Kusam Leal, University BAME Staff Network Co-Chair

Joanna Jasiewicz, E&D Consultant

Tue 26
WellCAM: Positive Thinking and Meditation new Finished 12:00 - 12:45 Department of Physics, Maxwell Centre, JJ Thomson Seminar Room (Floor 2)

A session by InnerSpace introducing meditation and how to access the deep reservoir of positive qualities that are in all of us.

Meditation can support general wellbeing and develop thinking to its full potential.

The session will include short meditations and a chance for discussion and questions.

Thu 28
Finding Your Feet: Returning To Work After Family Leave new Finished 12:00 - 13:00 16 Mill Lane, Office of Post-Doctoral Affairs, Eastwood Room

Coming back into the workplace after a few months off is hard at the best of times, but combined with new caring responsibilities and sleep deprivation, it can feel like a huge step.

In partnership with My Family Care, this session will signpost tools and tactics for getting back to work, building confidence and balancing career and family.

March 2019

Tue 5
WellCAM: Good Mood Food: Eating for Optimum Mental Health new Finished 12:00 - 13:00 Clinical School, Lecture Theatre 2

Scientists have now a proven link between what we eat and how we feel.

Rachel Kelly, journalist, author and mental health campaigner, will share research findings on what to eat for optimum mental health; recipes to boost your mood, keep you calm and help you sleep; and easy, practical ideas to take home to fit into a busy modern lifestyle.

Wed 6

European led initiatives have undoubtedly changed the nature of equality policies in the Member States. Women in the UK have benefited greatly from membership of the EU/EEC; thus, looking at Brexit as a process provides a unique opportunity to reflect on the relationship, and patterns of influence, between European and national legislation. For this year's Lecture, we warmly welcome Roberta Guerrina, Professor of Politics at the University of Surrey and expert in EU gender politics and policies.

Professor Guerrina is interested in understanding the impact of gender (hierarchies) on key policy areas traditionally seen as gender neutral, such as Brexit, Security and Defence. Currently, she is working on the unintended gender consequences of the UK's withdrawal from the EU. She has published in the area of Brexit; Women, Peace & Security; work-life balance; Identity politics and the idea of Europe. She is also Jean Monnet Chair and co-founder of the UACES funded collaborative research network "Gendering EU Studies".

She co-authored one of the leading articles on the gendered impact of the UK's withdrawal from the EU: "Walking in the Shadow of EU Law" (with Annick Masselot) and during this talk she will explore the gendered nature of the process of withdrawing from the European Union.

Wed 13
Understanding Implicit Bias new Finished 12:30 - 13:30 Cambridge University Library, Milstein Room

Implicit biases can impact on the decisions we make and how we interact with colleagues and students, but what can we do to mitigate them?

This session builds on the Implicit Bias online module and will look at what practical steps can be taken to address implicit biases in the workplace.

Tue 19
Athena SWAN: SMART Action Planning new Finished 12:00 - 14:00 8 Mill Lane, Lecture Room 4

This workshop will help Departments to develop appropriate actions for the issues identified in the self-assessment process, and to make action plans SMART and effective tools for achieving gender balance.

Thu 21
IoA : Respect at Work new Finished 11:00 - 13:00 Institute of Astronomy

Sackler Lecture Theatre in the Hoyle Building

Race Awareness Training - Dignity at Work Contacts new Finished 12:00 - 14:00 Old Schools, Syndicate Room

Session run by Joanna J & Karun M

Not pre-booked - entered after the event finished to record attendance

Thu 28
WellCAM: Stress in the Workplace new Finished 12:45 - 13:45 Staff Counselling Service

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.

Aims

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

April 2019

Tue 2
IoA : Respect at Work new Finished 11:00 - 13:00 Institute of Astronomy

The Institute of Astronomy is hosting “Dignity and Respect at Work” workshops for ALL staff as part of the University wide E&D policy and training programme.

This session will be held in the Sackler Lecture Theatre in the Hoyle Building .

Engineering - WDYDTL new Finished 14:00 - 16:00 Department of Engineering, Room to be confirmed

Where Do You Draw The Line - Miriam Lynn

Wed 10
Managing Stress in Times of Uncertainty new Finished 16:00 - 17:15 Sainsbury Laboratory, Auditorium

By attending this workshop you will learn

  • why you feel anxious and stressed and what is happening in your body
  • what you can do about anxiety in the short-term
  • how to spot medium and long term symptoms of stress in yourself and others
  • how to take responsibility for yourself when stressed
  • sources of support in the university and outside

Above all, you will come away with a new way of thinking about stress.

Wed 17
Managing Stress in Times of Uncertainty new Finished 16:00 - 17:15 Sidgwick Site, Alison Richard Building, SG2

By attending this workshop you will learn

  • why you feel anxious and stressed and what is happening in your body
  • what you can do about anxiety in the short-term
  • how to spot medium and long term symptoms of stress in yourself and others
  • how to take responsibility for yourself when stressed
  • sources of support in the university and outside

Above all, you will come away with a new way of thinking about stress.

Thu 25
Managing Stress in Times of Uncertainty new Finished 16:00 - 17:15 8 Mill Lane, Lecture Room 2

By attending this workshop you will learn

  • why you feel anxious and stressed and what is happening in your body
  • what you can do about anxiety in the short-term
  • how to spot medium and long term symptoms of stress in yourself and others
  • how to take responsibility for yourself when stressed
  • sources of support in the university and outside

Above all, you will come away with a new way of thinking about stress.

Mon 29
CUL : Implicit Bias new Finished 10:00 - 11:00 Cambridge University Library, Milstein Room

Details entered after training. Attendees also listed on Moodle

Caring4Elders Workshops new (1 of 3) Finished 12:00 - 14:00 8 Mill Lane, Lecture Room 4

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 prepare 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 commence

13:15 Workshop finish

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

PARTICIPANTS MUST BE AVAILABLE TO ATTEND ALL THREE SESSIONS

May 2019

Mon 13
Caring4Elders Workshops new (2 of 3) Finished 12:00 - 14:00 16 Mill Lane, Office of Post-Doctoral Affairs, Eastwood 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 prepare 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 commence

13:15 Workshop finish

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

PARTICIPANTS MUST BE AVAILABLE TO ATTEND ALL THREE SESSIONS

Wed 15
Trans Awareness new Finished 12:30 - 14:00 Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, Meeting Room 21, DL.07

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.

Wed 22
CUL : Trans Awareness new Finished 12:00 - 13:00 Cambridge University Library, Milstein Room

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. 

Thu 23
Supporting staff through family leave: A how to guide for managers new Finished 09:30 - 10:30 Postdoc Centre @ Eddington, Sanders Hall

This session will provide staff in HR related roles with an overview of how to best support managers with staff who are about to go on, or return from, a period of family leave.

Tue 28
Engineering - WDYDTL new Finished 14:00 - 15:30 Department of Engineering, Room to be confirmed

Where Do You Draw The Line - Miriam Lynn