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Equality & Diversity Essentials Self-taught Bookable
  • This module introduces Equality & Diversity at the University
Equality Impact Assessment (EIA) new Mon 10 Feb 2020   10:00 Finished

Equality Impact Assessments: Embedding Equality, Diversity and Inclusion The Equality Impact Assessment (EIA) is the University’s mechanism for undertaking equality analysis of new, or changes to existing, policies, functions or practice. This helps us to understand the actual, or potential, impact of policies, functions or practice when assessed against the nine protected characteristics. This session will explain:

  • what the process is
  • what policies and functions should undergo an EIA
  • who is responsible for undertaking EIAs

Examples will be given examples of situations where EIAs have been used.

Faculty of Maths : Respect at Work new Thu 27 Jun 2019   12:30 Finished

The Faculty of Maths is hosting “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 room MR3. (Please disregard the AL.01 part of the venue address)

Faculty of Maths : Respect at Work new Fri 27 Sep 2019   12:30 Finished

The Faculty of Maths is hosting “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 room MR3. (Please disregard the AL.01 part of the venue address)

Family Friendly Policies: Managers’ Responsibilities new Mon 17 Jun 2019   12:00 CANCELLED

Flexible working gives employees flexibility on where and when they work, allowing them to balance home and career. A panel of managers from the Clinical School will provide insight into their experience of supporting staff who work flexibly and the benefits and challenges such arrangements can bring.

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.

Flexible Working new Thu 11 Jun 2020   11:00 CANCELLED

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.

Global mobility: Supporting overseas working new Thu 15 Aug 2019   09:30 Finished

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.

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.

Immigration and 'Brexit' Update new Thu 14 Nov 2019   13:30 Finished

This session is for staff in HR related roles and will provide an overview of recent changes to the UK immigration system for non-EEA nationals, and an update on ‘Brexit’.

For the latter, practical guidance will be provided in respect of EU nationals and recruitment/immigration matters in the context of the ongoing Brexit negotiations.

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.

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.

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.

IoA : Respect at Work new Thu 13 Jun 2019   11:00 Finished

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.

To be held in the Sackler Lecture Theatre in the Hoyle Building

IoA : Respect at Work new Thu 21 Mar 2019   11:00 Finished

Sackler Lecture Theatre in the Hoyle Building

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.

Yvonne McPartland, Deputy Head of the Staff Counselling Centre, will be leading a one hour live event to offer attendees the opportunity to understand how counselling can support personal resilience, especially in the current climate of fear and anxiety.

You will be have the opportunity to safely ask questions to Yvonne and other members of the Staff Counselling Centre team.

Details on how to join this session will be on your booking confirmation email.

Let’s Talk About Race new Wed 17 Oct 2018   12:30 Finished

During this event we will share what we know about the racial composition of the University and what staff and students have told us about their experiences.

We will present the institutional action plan to improve racial equality at Cambridge and will seek your feedback.

The Vice-Chancellor will also reflect on the University’s aspirations and the way forward towards a more inclusive University.

A light lunch will be provided from 12noon.

How we view ourselves and the world around us impacts our ability to dream and achieve.

This session thinks about how an entrepreneurial mind set can help you identify new opportunities, solve problems and make change in your working and personal life.

Our mental health is likely to be impacted in some way by the pandemic and lockdown conditions. Dr Olivia Remes, a researcher at the Institute of Public Health, will explore the nature of depression and anxiety and will suggest practical ways to cope during this challenging time.

Details on how to join this session will be on your booking confirmation email.

Managing Stress in Times of Uncertainty new Wed 11 Dec 2019   14:00 Finished

Stress and its partner anxiety are part of life for us all. In fact, without them, we would not achieve nearly as much as we do. However, too much stress can become problematic. In these times of uncertainty, it is more important than ever to prioritise our mental health, to recognise when we and others are struggling, and to find strategies to help us manage its impact. This talk will put stress and anxiety in context and offer ways in which to think about and manage their effect on us both physiologically and mentally.

Presenter: Ashley Meggitt MSc Ashley is an associate lecturer and research psychologist working at Anglia Ruskin University. He holds a master's degree in psychology and is studying for his PhD. He spent 25 years of his first career working within the Cambridge University and College environment and is well versed with many of the challenges this brings. He has also spent the last 5 years volunteering for a mental health charity.

Menopause Café - Clinical Schools new Thu 12 Dec 2019   10:30 CANCELLED

Menopause Cafés exist to increase awareness of the impact of the menopause on those experiencing it, their friends, colleagues, and families.

Anybody interested in sharing stories, experiences, and questions about menopause is welcome!

New Global Mobility Policy and Guidance new Tue 7 Jul 2020   11:00 [Places]

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.

New Online Career Development Tool new Thu 5 Dec 2019   10:00 Finished

This is a chance to see a demonstration of the new Online Career Development Tool.

During its pilot phase, the new tool is available to participants on the Professional Services Career Development Programme https://www.training.cam.ac.uk/cppd/event/2998518

The CDP is designed to support career development and progression, and particularly welcomes women, BAME staff and other under-represented groups.

After evaluation of the pilot, it is intended that the tool will become available to other Professional Services staff.

New Recruitment Policy and Guidance new Tue 21 Apr 2020   11:00 CANCELLED

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.

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