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Equality & Diversity course timetable

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Fri 23 Nov 2018 – Tue 2 Apr

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November 2018

Tue 27
International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women new Finished 12:30 - 13:30 Faculty of Divinity, Sidgwick Site, Runcie Room

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.

December 2018

Tue 4
Athena SWAN Support Session new Finished 09:30 - 11:30 Faculty of English, GR06

To support our departments working towards Bronze and Silver Athena SWAN awards, this session will provide in-depth help with the different aspects of applying.

E&D team members will cover data collection, analysis and presentation and action planning including examples of best practice across the University and troubleshooting common problems.

Wed 5
WellCAM: Strengthen Your Mind By Strengthening A Relationship new Finished 12:30 - 13:30 Department of Physics, Pippard Lecture Theatre

In this 1 hour session participants will:

  • learn how the quality of our relationships is the biggest influencing factor on our physical and mental wellbeing - latest research
  • practice a technique to help you cope and recover with stressful thoughts - improve relationship with ourselves
  • learn how relationships are impacted by phone and internet and simple steps to navigate this challenge
  • plan to take one action in the next 24 hours to strengthen a relationship important to you

The Benefits:

  • Manage difficult thoughts more effectively to reduce distraction and feel calmer.
  • Create a little space each day for a high quality pause to develop self awareness and perspective.
  • Learn some simple ways to strengthen relationships.
  • Understand how nurturing relationships improves our physical and mental wellbeing.

Enhance focus, reduce stress and strengthen resilience. All techniques proven by science.

The session will be delivered by Sam Thorogood. He combines proven neuroscience and mindfulness based techniques into useful daily habits.

You can read about him here https://www.tinypause.co.uk/home. His clients include: ARM, Amnesty, Addenbrookes, CRUK, RHS, RSC.

Thu 6
WellCAM: Stress in the workplace new Finished 12:45 - 13:45 Greenwich House, Cairo Room

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 12
WellCAM: Positive Thinking and Meditation new Finished 12:00 - 12:45 Postdoc Centre @ Eddington, Sanders Hall

A 45-minute session providing a brief introduction to meditation and how to access the deep reservoir of positive qualities that are in all of us.

The mediation process can help support your general wellbeing and develop your thinking to its full potential.

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

Wed 19
WellCAM: Come and Sing new Finished 13:00 - 14:00 Great St. Mary's Church

Singing is great fun and a brilliant way to boost your physical and mental wellbeing.

Come and spend a lunchtime in the University Church singing a 'seasonal repertoire'.

Experience and talent is not a pre-requisite, however, a sense of fun is!

January 2019

Thu 17
WellCAM: Introduction to Transformational Life Coaching Finished 12:00 - 13:00 Department of Physics, Maxwell Centre, JJ Thomson Seminar Room (Floor 2)

The aim of the session, led by Nest Coaching, is to provide the attendees with a greater understanding of coaching, its application, its benefits and results. It will:

  • Outline the differences between therapy, counselling and coaching
  • Demonstrate how coaching can be used purposefully and positively in people’s lives, both inside and outside the workplace
  • Provide an opportunity to experience some of the techniques used in coaching practice

To get the most out of the session it would be helpful if you could identify a goal that you have in mind for the new year. Your goal can be either personal or work based. For example, you might wish to achieve a better work life balance or improve your health and well-being. Alternatively, you might wish to set work goals for yourself or look at using goal setting within appraisal and performance reviews, or achieve results around having difficult conversations.

By the end of the workshop, you will also understand why focusing on your strengths and recognising your emotions will help you strive, flourish and perform better in the workplace and at home.

Programme outline

12.00 – 12.15 Introduction to coaching

12.15 – 12.45 Coaching exercises

12.45 – 13.00 Questions and answers

Thu 24
Where Do You Draw The Line? new Finished 12:00 - 14:00 8 Mill Lane, Lecture Room 5

Delivered in a safe and supportive environment, this open session gives 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.

Tue 29
Career Conversations new Finished 12:00 - 13:00 Clinical School, Seminar Room 11

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.

February 2019

Tue 5
Making Changes: Developing an Entrepreneurial Mind Set new Finished 12:00 - 13:00 8 Mill Lane, Lecture Room 1

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.

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