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Equality & Diversity course timetable

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Fri 22 Nov 2019 – Mon 9 Mar

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November 2019

Fri 22

Come along to this event to find out about the approach and practical steps the University is taking to address racialised inequalities and the key priority areas to address.

Learn about the University's Race Equality Action Plan, and the impact of implemented initiatives.

Wed 27
Managing Stress in Times of Uncertainty new Finished 14:00 - 15:00 Department of Veterinary Medicine, Lecture Theatre 2

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.

Please note: Parking is not available on site. U-Bus stops in front.

Fri 29
Race Awareness Training new Finished 12:30 - 14:30 Kettle's Yard

This will be an interactive workshop for those who would like to increase their understanding of race and racism.

The aim of the session is not only to enhance participants' confidence in speaking about race but also to provide them with tools to reflect on their role in the circulation of racism, and to build their capacity to challenge racism.

VENUE: Ede Room, Kettle's Yard - Castle Street

December 2019

Thu 5
New Online Career Development Tool new Finished 10:00 - 11:00 Judge Business School, Castle Teaching Room

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.

Tue 10
Menopause Café - Judge Business School new CANCELLED 11:00 - 12:00 Judge Business School

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!

Will be held in the Judge Business School Café on the second floor.

Wed 11
Menopause Café - Alison Richard Building new CANCELLED 11:00 - 12:00 Sidgwick Site, Alison Richard Building, Atrium

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!

Will be held in the Alison Richard Building Café on the ground floor just past Reception.

Managing Stress in Times of Uncertainty new Finished 14:00 - 15:00 Institute of Criminology, Room B3

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.

Thu 12
Menopause Café - Clinical Schools new CANCELLED 10:30 - 11:30 Clinical School, Cafe

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!

January 2020

Mon 20
Athena SWAN: Smart Action Planning new [Places] 11:30 - 13:00 Sidgwick Site, Lecture Block Room 8

This session will help departments develop appropriate actions for the issues identified from the self-assessment process and to make action plans SMART and effective tools for achieving gender equity.

Academic leave: An overview and how different types should be applied new [Places] 14:30 - 15:30 Judge Business School, Lecture Theatre 1

This session is for staff in HR related roles and will provide an overview of different types of Academic Leave and how and in what circumstances they should be applied.

Thu 23
Athena SWAN: Attainment Gaps new [Places] 12:00 - 13:00 8 Mill Lane, Lecture Room 2

This session is for departments wishing to identify and address student gender and BAME attainment gaps. Gina Warren, E&D, and Dr Ruth Walker, Cambridge Centre for Teaching and Learning, will discuss how to approach this work, and will explore methodologies to investigate attainment gaps.

Tue 28
Trans Awareness Training new [Places] 12:00 - 13:00 Fitzwilliam Museum, Seminar 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.

Wed 29

This talk looks at antisemitism, the primary motivator of the Holocaust, and calls for a way of confronting it that locates it within the larger global history of racism. In particular, I will draw out some of the ways that anti-Jewish racism and anti-Muslim racism have historically been related to each other. Looking at antisemitism in this relational way can enable stronger anti-racist responses to antisemitism, as part of the challenge of standing together across communities.

We welcome Dr Ben Gidley, Birbeck College, as the speaker for this year’s Lecture. Ben’s research interests focus on British Jews, both in relation to wider diaspora formations and in relation to the history and politics of British multiculture. His book ‘Turbulent Times’ was the first sociological monograph on British Jews for several decades and his book ‘Antisemitism and Islamophobia in Europe’, edited with James Renton, explores how Muslims and Jews have been racialized in Europe from the Crusades to the present.

Venue: The Old Library, Pembroke College

Thu 30
Caring4Elders Workshops new (1 of 3) [Full] 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

PARTICIPANTS MUST BE AVAILABLE TO ATTEND ALL THREE SESSIONS

February 2020

Thu 6
Time to Talk: The Benefits of Talking About Mental Health at Work new [Places] 12:30 - 13:30 Department of Material Science and Metallurgy, Goldsmiths Lecture Room 1

To mark Time to Talk day, Stuart Jessup, Chair of Trustees from the charity CPSL Mind, will discuss the benefits of talking about mental health at work.

He will share examples of how this has been successful, and tips about how to talk about mental health with colleagues.

Fri 7
University Diversity Fund new [Places] 12:30 - 13:30 Faculty of Law, B16

Join us to learn about the first projects funded through the new University Diversity Fund.

Hosted by Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Professor Eilís Ferran, the event will showcase the projects that received funding to a wider University audience.

Followed by a networking lunch starting at 1.30pm

Mon 10
Equality Impact Assessment (EIA) new [Places] 10:00 - 11:00 Judge Business School, Lecture Theatre 2

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.

Thu 13
Caring4Elders Workshops new (2 of 3) [Full] 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

PARTICIPANTS MUST BE AVAILABLE TO ATTEND ALL THREE SESSIONS

Tue 18
Conversations on Career Progression and Race new [Places] 12:00 - 12:45 University Library

Dr Yael Navaro, Reader in Social Anthrolopogy, and Hawa Sydique, Research and Communications Manager at the Cambridge Conservation Research Institute, will talk about their career experience and trajectory, the challenges faced and strategies for dealing with them.

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

Venue: Milstein Room, University Library

Tue 25
Race Awareness Training new [Places] 10:00 - 12:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Norwich Auditorium

This will be an interactive workshop for those who would like to increase their understanding of race and racism.

The aim of the session is not only to enhance participants’ confidence in speaking about race but also to provide them with tools to reflect on their role in the circulation of racism, and to build their capacity to challenge racism.

Join Dr Hisham Ziauddeen, Department of Psychiatry and University Disability and Wellbeing Champion, for a talk aiming to increase understanding and awareness of unseen disabilities and conditions.

Attendees will learn about the impact on the mental health of those living with these conditions, and the importance of making reasonable adjustments.

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 [Places] 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) [Full] 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

PARTICIPANTS MUST BE AVAILABLE TO ATTEND ALL THREE SESSIONS

Mon 9
International Women’s Day Lecture: Gender and Climate Change new [Places] 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.