It’s back – FMS is holding its second Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Week, and we hope to see you there!
After last year’s success including the celebration of our Athena SWAN Silver Award, we are holding the Faculty’s second EDI Week for staff and students! We have a range of events lined up and listed below so that you can hear about the progress and ongoing work around EDI, and learn more about current issues that might be relevant to you.
Don’t miss out – take a look at what we’ve got lined up and book yourself in! We hope to see you at one of our events!
Monday 24th February:
- The EDI Strategy & Our Day-to-day Roles – 10-11.30am, FMS Boardroom
To launch the week we’ll be hearing from a number of panellists within the Faculty and beyond, talking about how they would like to interpret and translate our EDI strategy in their day-to-day roles. Read more and register.
- Multicultural Event – 12:30-2pm, David Shaw Foyer
Organised by the Dental School, this event aims to celebrate our staff/student community by sharing presentations about the various cultures, faiths, traditions and foods within FMS. All are welcome to attend!
Tuesday 25th February:
- Imposter Syndrome with Rachel Tobbell – 12-2pm, Leech L2.4
This interactive workshop will explore the experiences of ‘Imposter Syndrome’: how it affects us, how societal pressures can exacerbate the problem, how such internal doubts impact on our lives and what we can do to manage those feelings. Read more and register.
Wednesday 26th February:
- LGBT Lives – 12-2pm, Ridley Building 2, Room 1.58
As part of celebrations for LGBTQ+ History month as well as EDI Week, come along and listen to a panel discussion with members of the Rainbow LGBTQ+ staff network as they delve into the day-to-day experiences of working and being LGBTQ+ at Newcastle and in HE. Read more and register.
Thursday 27th February:
- Breakfast with Athene Donald – 9.30-10.30am, FMS Boardroom
Join the Master of Churchill College at the University of Cambridge, Athene Donald for this session, aimed primarily at ECRs and Fellows, in which you can discuss reconciling the risks of a contract-based research career with a long term vision of making a difference in academia. Breakfast included! Read more and register here.
- Plenary with Athene Donald: The Art of Survival – 12.30-2.00pm, David Shaw Lecture Theatre
As a longstanding champion of women in academia, Athene Donald will talk about her experiences and strategies developed during her career to help her succeed, and the value of passing on such knowledge to help others survive within institutions. Read more and register here.
Friday 28th February:
- Personal Resilience: A taster session, with Lisa Rippingale – 12-2pm, Leech L2.4
This workshop aims to provide participants with a range of tools and techniques to develop their personal resilience. Read more and register here.