NU Women Upcoming Events – Winter 2020

Due to COVID-19, the below events have been cancelled. We hope to reschedule these when it is safe to do so.

Supporting Maternity Leavers and Returners
: 11th February 2020
Time: 1-2pm
Location: Room 2.49, ARMB

This session will look at how staff going on maternity can be supported as they take their leave and how they return.

If you are currently on maternity leave and would like to attend you are welcome to do so, and please feel free to bring your baby.

To register for this event, please follow this link:

Career Conversations
Date: 19th February 2020
Time: 12-2pm
Location: Room 3.31, BSTC

The NU Women ‘Career Conversations’ series will continue this semester with speakers including Dr Pauline Addis, Faculty Research Impact Officer, Dr Elena Gorman, Turing Liaison and Digital Institute Manager, Kate Henderson, School Admissions Co-ordinator for the School of Natural and Environmental Sciences, and Dr Liz Kemp, Organisational Development Lead.

‘Career Conversations’ are informal sessions in which speakers give brief insights into their job, and how they got to that point in their career. This is then followed by a general discussion with a Q&A and a light lunch.

To register for this event, please follow this link:

Getting Involved in Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: Strategies for Increasing Engagement
26th February 2020
Time: 4-5.30pm
Location: Curtis Auditorium, HERB
Followed by a reception in the Curtis Foyer 5.30-6.30pm

NU Women are proud to present this roundtable discussion on advancing equality, diversity and inclusion in UK universities, and achieving positive and lasting change. This event is jointly hosted with the Gender Research Group and the Faculty of Medical Science’s EDI Team. Speakers include Professor Dame Athene Donald FRS, Dr Jill Armstrong and Professor Chris Day, and the event will be chaired by Professor Karen Ross.

To register for this event, please follow this link:

Yoga and Writing
16 March 2020
Barbara Strang Teaching Centre, Room 2.51

Yoga is often recommended as a counterbalance to negative effects of work, calming stress and soothing tired shoulders and aching backs. This workshop combines gentle, exploratory movement with guided writing exercises to explore the possibility of not simply alternating between physical and mental practices, but bringing both together in fruitful ways. It’s suitable for everyone whose working life involves a significant amount of writing, and for all levels of yoga practitioners including beginners. Wear clothing you can move in freely and bring a notebook and pen.

To register for this event, please follow this link:

Emily Yarrow: An unequal opportunity? Female academics’ experiences of research evaluation in the UK
Date: 25th March 2020
Time: 3-5pm
Location: Room 2.29, Old Library Building

NU Women is pleased to host Dr Emily Yarrow from the University of Portsmouth, and Newcastle University Business School alumna, who will be delivering a lecture on women’s experience of the Research Excellence Framework 2014.

To register for this event, please follow this link:

Carly Jones MBE: Autism in Women
Date: 30th March 2020
Time: 12.30-1.30pm
Location: Room 2.76 (Lecture Theatre 2), Bedson Building

NU Women are proud to present Carly Jones MBE, a British Autism Advocate who will be speaking on the experiences of autistic women as part of International Autism Week.

To register for this event, please follow this link:

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