NU Women Upcoming Events – Autumn 2020

NU Women/Wellcome Trust Reimagine Research Culture – Virtual Café
Date: 30th September
Time: 10-11.30am
Location: Virtual (Zoom)

We are pleased to announce the second of our Reimagine Research Culture Cafés, which will take place virtually via Zoom on Wednesday 30th September, 10-11.30am.

In January, the Wellcome Trust shared the results of their Reimagine Research Culture survey. Wellcome developed a Café Culture kit so people could discuss the survey findings, and propose solutions. NU Women is running several of these cafés to think about how to better support members of our community, and contribute to a more creative, inclusive and honest research culture at Newcastle. These are open to the whole NU Women community, regardless of area of work, role or grade – everyone contributes to research culture and everyone’s voice matters. 

To register for this event, please follow this link:

Due to the virtual format, there will be a maximum of 20 attendees – if you are unable to attend or cannot get a place, please use the link on this page to register your interest for future cafés.

Carly Jones MBE: Autism in Women
Date: 14th October 2020
Time: 12-2pm
Location: Virtual (Zoom)
NU Women are proud to present Carly Jones MBE, a British Autism Advocate who will be speaking on the experiences of autistic women and girls.

To register for this event, please sign up at this link:

NU Women Annual Lecture: “The Gendered Division of Paid and Domestic Work Under Lockdown” (Alison Andrew, Senior Research Economist, Institute for Fiscal Studies)
Date: 11th November 2020
Time: 12-1.30pm
Location: Virtual (Zoom)

NU Women are pleased to present Alison Andrew as the speaker for this year’s NU Women Annual Lecture.

This lecture will use new survey data to explore how parents in England have been sharing paid work and domestic work during lockdown. The talk will examine how the gender inequalities in the division of work within heterosexual couples have changed relative to before the pandemic and what this might mean for women’s careers in the post-pandemic world.

For more details, and to register:

NU Women Virtual Writing Groups (deadline to register extended until: October 20th )
We are pleased to offer our regular NU Women writing groups (albeit virtually). We have three strands, to reflect different kinds of writing. What will NU Women do? We will coordinate who is in what group, we will set up the virtual platform link (Teams), and email to set up the times/dates. Ideally, one person in each group will take on the convenor role to keep it going. Weekly attendance is encouraged.

Dates, times and registration information is available below.

Please note, that the groups have been updated to reflect the current number of subscribers. If you have already signed up, you do not need to do so again; a member of the NU Women steering committee will be in touch shortly with further details and to let you know which group you are in.

Academic colleagues can choose between:

  • Monday 10am-1pm
  • Tuesday 9am-12pm
  • Friday 1pm-4pm
  • Sign up for one of the above days here

Professional services colleagues can choose between:

  • Thursday 9am-12pm
  • Friday 1-4pm
  • Sign up for one of the above days here.

Postgraduate research colleagues can choose between:

  • Monday 10am-1pm
  • Friday 1-4pm (we are still looking for volunteers to lead this session, so please indicate if you would be willing to do so via the below form)
  • Sign up for one of the above days here.

NU Women: Ovarian Cancer Awareness

Date/Time: 26 November 10-11.30am
Location: Zoom (details to follow)

NU Women are pleased to run this event on ovarian cancer awareness in conjunction with Ruth Grigg from the charity Ovacome and Dr Yvette Drew from Newcastle University’s Centre for Cancer. The event will talk through identifying the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer as well as discussing recent developments in its treatment at both Newcastle University and beyond. The session aims to address this challenging topic in a friendly, informal and approachable way and is open to all women from across the university. It will run for approximately 90 minutes and attendees will be given the opportunity to ask questions and discuss any concerns they might have.

The event is chaired by Nicola Curtin, Professor of Experimental Therapeutics at Newcastle University. 

To register for this event, please sign up at this link:

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