We host a themed, monthly network meeting, the First Wednesday Club, held on the first Wednesday of the month.
The First Wednesday Club takes many forms, sometimes we deliver a skills session on a key topic such as assertiveness, other sessions have had a guest speaker followed by a Q&A session and open discussion. We hope to expand our events in the coming academic year, and are looking at a number of ideas, including an evening reception event and a conference. If you have an idea for a topic that the First Wednesday Club should cover, please get in touch with Cath Noakes.
Ultimately, it's a chance for women from across campus to come together and network in a friendly, supportive environment.
Details of the next event will be available soon.
Some of the topics covered in the past are:
|My Career Serendipity or Strategy?||Dr Cath Noakes, School of Civil Engineering and Dr Jane Cahill, School of Healthcare|
|Role Models and Visibility: Promoting STEM as a career path for women||Dr Fiona Gill, School of Earth and Environment|
|Developing assertiveness and working with confidence||Nicola Neath, Staff Counselling and Psychological Support Service|
|Travels with my Family: Work-life balance on four continents||Barbara Evans, School of Civil Engineering|
|Imposter Syndrome||Anita Blakeston, School of Physics and Astronomy and Sami Bageghni, School of Medicine|
|How to get promoted||Alison Jones, School of Mechanical Engineering, Michelle Nettleton, HR, Alumut Beige and Lorna Dougan, School of Physics and Astronomy|
|Feminism in the 21st Century||Dr Jonathan Dean, School of Politics & International Studies|