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SPACE : Parents @ Cambridge new Thu 3 Jun 2021   10:00   [More dates...] [Places]

Virtual coffee and chat to share experiences, discuss challenges and get updates on University initiatives and policies to support parents and carers.

Zoom joining instructions will be provided on your booking confirmation email.

6 other events...

Date Availability
Thu 6 May 2021 10:00 CANCELLED
Thu 1 Jul 2021 10:00 [Places]
Thu 5 Aug 2021 10:00 [Places]
Thu 2 Sep 2021 10:00 [Places]
Thu 7 Oct 2021 10:00 [Places]
Thu 4 Nov 2021 10:00 [Places]
SPACE Network Event: Listening to Parents and Carers new Mon 4 Nov 2019   12:30 Finished

The University’s SPACE network (supporting staff who are parents and carers), is holding 3 open meetings for current and new members to gain feedback on SPACE activities, events, topics etc. We are also looking for new network committee members to represent parents, carers from a range of staff groups and University sites.

SPACE : Carers @ Cambridge new Wed 2 Jun 2021   14:00   [More dates...] [Places]

Virtual afternoon tea and chat to share experiences, discuss challenges and get updates on University initiatives and policies to support parents and carers.

Zoom joining details will be provided on your booking confirmation email.

6 other events...

Date Availability
Wed 5 May 2021 14:00 CANCELLED
Wed 7 Jul 2021 14:00 [Places]
Wed 4 Aug 2021 14:00 [Places]
Wed 1 Sep 2021 14:00 [Places]
Wed 6 Oct 2021 14:00 [Places]
Wed 3 Nov 2021 14:00 [Places]
SPACE Network Event: Listening to Parents and Carers new Tue 29 Oct 2019   12:30 Finished

The University’s SPACE network (supporting staff who are parents and carers), is holding 3 open meetings for current and new members to gain feedback on SPACE activities, events, topics etc. We are also looking for new network committee members to represent parents, carers from a range of staff groups and University sites.

SPACE Network Event: Listening to Parents and Carers new Thu 31 Oct 2019   12:30 Finished

The University’s SPACE network (supporting staff who are parents and carers), is holding 3 open meetings for current and new members to gain feedback on SPACE activities, events, topics etc. We are also looking for new network committee members to represent parents, carers from a range of staff groups and University sites.

Reporting Racism at Cambridge new Tue 19 Feb 2019   12:00 Finished

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

WSN: Talking About Money and More new Fri 15 Nov 2019   10:00 Finished

During the 'National Talk Money Week' (12-18 November) the University's Women's Staff Network is holding three events to present a simple toolkit and conversation guide about the financial moments that matter in women's lives.

We will also seek feedback on WSN activities, events and topics.

WSN: Chat with the Co-Chairs Wed 9 Dec 2020   12:30 Finished

Jenny and Amy would like to invite WSN members to share your thoughts about the Network and help shape the events, activities and networking opportunities you would like to see in the future. They are holding two sessions on the following dates and would love you to join them:

Monday 7th December 12:30-13:00

Wednesday 9th December 12:20 - 13:00

WSN: Talking About Money and More new Mon 11 Nov 2019   12:30 Finished

During the 'National Talk Money Week' (12-18 November) the University's Women's Staff Network is holding three events to present a simple toolkit and conversation guide about the financial moments that matter in women's lives.

We will also seek feedback on WSN activities, events and topics.

WSN: Talking About Money and More new Thu 14 Nov 2019   12:30 Finished

During the 'National Talk Money Week' (12-18 November) the University's Women's Staff Network is holding three events to present a simple toolkit and conversation guide about the financial moments that matter in women's lives.

We will also seek feedback on WSN activities, events and topics.

Dr Olivia Remes (Institute for Manufacturing) PhD found that living in a poor area increased anxiety disproportionally in women. She has also contributed to discussions around coping with anxiety and loneliness during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Dr Chris Rauh's (Department of Economics) recent work has shown that women have borne the financial brunt of the COVID-19 lockdowns in the UK and US.

This event will explore the links between Olivia and Chris’ areas of expertise to examine whether women have experienced an increased financial burden during the COVID-19 Pandemic, resulting in an adverse effect on our mental health and wellbeing.

The zoom joining instructions will be provided on your booking confirmation email.

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.

LGBT+ Staff Network Welcome Event new Wed 21 Oct 2020   17:30 Finished

Love and the Law – An insider’s look at the legal battle for marriage equality in Australia

Following a few short introductions from the LGBT+ Staff Network Committee, we’ll be joined by Matthew Psycharis who will be talking about his first-hand experience in the legal fight for marriage equality in Australia.

We will then have the opportunity to meet each other informally over ZOOM to discuss the talk amongst other topics of interest.

In many of the world’s liberal democracies, we may now take for granted the simple proposition that two consenting adults, regardless of sex or gender, may be lawfully married. The recognition of marriage equality speaks to a more fundamental principle – that our law ought not to discriminate between persons on the basis of gender, sex or sexuality. And yet, until only a few years ago, Australia had outlawed same-sex marriage (‘SSM’). In 2016-2017 this became a bitter battleground, which, after stasis in Parliament, ultimately culminated in a High Court constitutional challenge and a legally-mired national plebiscite.

Matthew was one of the lawyers who advised the SSM campaigners, and who ran the court case challenging the lawfulness of the government’s stance. His legal team was comprised entirely of volunteers and was arrayed against the full resources of the Australian Government. In this Chatham House talk, he will describe how a strategy of marriage equality didn’t just mean marriage equality at all costs – in the eyes of the campaigners, it had to be done the right way. With dignity. And that meant a constitutional showdown with a government committed to dragging the question of legal equality through an ugly public vote. It also meant dealing with opposition from within the legal profession. It’s a story of how, when pursuing change, means can be just as important as ends.

Biography of speaker – Matthew Psycharis:

Matthew is a lawyer, originally from Australia. Before coming to Cambridge, he worked as a litigation lawyer at a leading Australian law firm. He advised on a wide range of disputes and regulatory investigations. In a pro bono capacity, he led a series of legal teams in high-profile constitutional disputes, involving human rights, LGBT+ rights, as well as advising NGOs on issues concerning offshore refugee detention and the drafting of anti-discrimination legislation. Matthew worked as an Associate (judicial assistant) to a Judge of the Supreme Court of Victoria. And, before coming to the law, trained as an economist, working at the Department of Treasury and Finance. Now, Matthew is a second-year PhD researcher at the Cambridge Faculty of Law, researching the use and abuse of referendums and popular votes. He is also a Director of the Cambridge Pro Bono Project.

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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.

Conversations on Career Progression and Race new Tue 18 Feb 2020   12:00 Finished

Janet Ramdeo (Senior Teaching Associate at the Faculty of Education ) and Hawa Sydique (Research and Communications Manager - UCCRI) will talk about their career experience and trajectory in Higher Education and beyond, the challenges faced and strategies of dealing with them.

It will be an opportunity to discuss ideas that might help others in the same situation, and talk about ways of addressing institutional obstacles.

Venue: Milstein Room, University Library

Conversations on Career Progression and Race new Wed 7 Nov 2018   12:00 Finished

Our speakers Kusam Leal, Deputy School Secretary in the School of Physical Sciences, and Ricardo Rocha, early career conservation scientist, will talk about their career experience in academia and beyond, the challenges faced and strategies of dealing with them.

It will be an opportunity to discuss ideas and suggestions that might help others in the same situation.

Join us in this conversation with Dr Arathi Sriprakash to hear about experiences, successes and challenges related to career progression and being racialised as BAME, and find out about strategies and suggestions to address the challenges at individual and institutional levels.

Joining instructions will be shared on your booking confirmation email.

Caring4Elders Workshops new Thu 30 Jan 2020   12:15 Finished

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

PARTICIPANTS MUST BE AVAILABLE TO ATTEND ALL THREE SESSIONS

Caring4Elders Workshops new Mon 29 Apr 2019   12:00 Finished

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

Career Conversations new Tue 29 Jan 2019   12:00 Finished

Join us for another WSN event profiling the careers and progression of Cambridge women.

Dr Litsa Biggs (Secretary to the Faculty of Clinical Medicine) and Caroline Newman (HR Business Manager for Clinical School) will describe their career pathways and the opportunities and challenges they have faced along the way.

While the ‘imposter syndrome’ has been somewhat trivialised in social media recently, the impostor phenomenon (as it is more correctly known) is of key concern to those in higher education. Initiatives aimed at broadening participation of under-represented groups (e.g. women in STEM, first in family, BAME students) will be less than successful unless ‘feelings of intellectual fraudulence’ associated with ‘otherness’ is addressed and diminished. This of course, relates to both staff and students.

This introductory workshop, delivered by Dr Theresa Simpkin, aims to highlight the implications of impostor phenomenon in the higher education setting, highlighting how the often debilitating experience can adversely affect achievement, engagement and learning experiences on campus and into the workplace. The workshop also introduces some responses that may assist faculty and support services to address the experience faced by many students and staff alike.

This event is hosted and provided by the University of Cambridge Women’s Staff Network and is open to member and non-members

Dr Theresa (Terri) Simpkin BBA (HRM), BCom (Hons), PhD, PGCert(HE), MCIPD, CPHR, Churchill Fellow Terri Simpkin is an industry experienced academic, educator, researcher, public speaker and an authority on the impostor phenomenon.

Terri is an Associate Professor and Head of MBA Programmes (Int’l) at the University of Nottingham and a Visiting Fellow at Anglia Ruskin University. Her current research interest has developed into ‘Braver Stronger Smarter’ – a suite of initiatives designed to address personal and structural issues leading to workplace inequity and the under-representation of women in leadership, STEM occupations and higher education. As CEO of her own company, Mischief Business Engineering, she has worked globally with governments, industry associations, large and small business and is an accomplished international academic manager.

Do you have any questions about University HR policies for parents and carers?

Seeking informal advice from HR?

Are you a manager of someone with care responsibilities and looking for information about how to support your staff?

Please come along to our virtual drop-in session with Gina Warren, EDI consultant and HR Advisor Kaitlin Birrell.

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