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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.

Athena SWAN: Recruitment and Induction new Thu 13 Jun 2019   12:30 Finished

This session will give an overview of recruitment best practice and how to attract a more diverse range of applicants.

We will look at how to write an advert, further information documents, shortlisting and interview processes.

There will be discussion around best practice in inclusive induction and probation processes.

Athena SWAN Smart Action Planning new Tue 12 Nov 2019   11:00 Finished

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.

Athena SWAN: SMART Action Planning new Tue 19 Mar 2019   12:00 Finished

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.

Athena SWAN Support Session new Tue 4 Dec 2018   09:30 Finished

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.

Athena SWAN Support Session new Thu 1 Nov 2018   11:30 Finished

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.

Athena SWAN Support Session new Thu 7 Nov 2019   11:00 Finished

Supporting departments working towards Athena SWAN awards, this in-depth session will help with the different aspects of applying including data collection, analysis and action planning.

E&D team members will help troubleshoot common problems and will share examples of best practice across the University.

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.

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

Changing Mindset new Tue 16 Oct 2018   12:00 Finished

Based on the book Learn to Love Stress by Sara Hansen, this session will allow you to identify your mindset and use it to overcome stress, make personal changes, and improve your life at work and home.

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

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Tue 18 Feb 2020 12:00 POSTPONED
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.

CUL : Implicit Bias new Mon 29 Apr 2019   10:00 Finished

Details entered after training. Attendees also listed on Moodle

CUL : Trans Awareness new Wed 22 May 2019   12:00 Finished

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. 

Employment Law Update new Thu 7 Nov 2019   14:30 Finished

In this session, the Legal Services Office will provide staff in HR related roles with an employment law update, including the latest in case law and forthcoming legislation changes.

EM - WDYDTL? new Tue 24 Sep 2019   00:00 Finished

Listed after session from emailed list

Engineering - WDYDTL new Tue 28 May 2019   14:00 Finished

Where Do You Draw The Line - Miriam Lynn

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 [Places]

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.

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.
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.

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

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.

Managing Stress in Times of Uncertainty new Wed 11 Dec 2019   14:00 [Places]

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   [More dates...] [Places]

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!

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Date Availability
Wed 11 Dec 2019 11:00 CANCELLED
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.

OHS & UCS : WDYDTL? new Wed 25 Sep 2019   00:00 Finished

UTBS created 30 Oct 19 - from paper records

Race Awareness Training new Fri 29 Nov 2019   12:30 Finished

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

Race Awareness Training - Dignity at Work Contacts new Thu 21 Mar 2019   12:00 Finished

Session run by Joanna J & Karun M

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

Race awareness: Understanding and challenging racism new Wed 25 Sep 2019   09:30 Finished

This session is an interactive workshop for staff with HR related roles who would like to increase their understanding of ‘race’ and racism.

The aim of the session is not only to enhance the 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.

This session is for staff in HR related roles and will:

  • Introduce the Recruitment Policy, including the key principles that underpin good recruitment practice.
  • Explore how to write an effective recruitment advert, in terms of structure and content.
  • Present analysis of recruitment advertising at the University and suggest methods of effective advertising practice.
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

Research Office - WDYDTL ? new Tue 12 Feb 2019   00:00 Finished

UTBS created 30 October 2019 - from paper records kept

Sainsbury Lab - Dignity at Work new Wed 4 Sep 2019   10:00 Finished

List created after date from emailed list of names Sainsbury Lab and Botanic Garden staff attended same session List separated for stat purposes.

SAP Forum new Thu 11 Oct 2018   15:30 Finished

Senior Academic Promotions (SAP) Open Forum

Hosted by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Institutional and International Relations, Professor Eilís Ferran, this session will provide an overview of the University's Senior Academic Promotions (SAP) procedure, highlight the main changes to the process, provide an overview of the SAP CV Scheme and address some common misconceptions.

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 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.

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.

Trans Awareness new Mon 8 Jul 2019   12:30 Finished

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.

Trans Awareness new Wed 13 Feb 2019   12:30 Finished

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. 

Trans Awareness new Wed 21 Nov 2018   12:30 Finished

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. 

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