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Athena SWAN mentoring programme – Deadline today 23rd June


Athena SWAN Mentoring – Deadline for applications today 23rd June!

Find out more about the Athena SWAN Mentoring programme / Link to application

Interested in being a mentor?

  • Do you feel able to contribute positively in the academic career development of a colleague?
  • Willingness to share appropriate skills, experience and knowledge required.
  • Previous experience of mentoring not required. Development and support provided.

Would you like support with your career development? 

  • Mentee applicants welcome from female academics or those aspiring to be academics – including postgraduate students.

Find out more and how to apply: Athena SWAN mentoring

There is a formal application and matching process for participation in the programme. Deadline for applications is 23rd June 2017 – 5pm. Link to the: application form.


Wellness and Networking Event – 4th July 2017 Docklands 2-4pm

All welcome, all genders – space is limited, to find out more and book your space click here.




Have you applied to join Athena SWAN mentoring? and other news

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E&D news and updates

In this edition:

  • UEL’s Race Equality Twitter account now live:
  • Info on a number of events – topics include progressing female talent in academia, improving transparency and boardroom diversity, narrowing the attainment gap in HE and improving equality at work for BME students
  • WISE membership – Have you used your free membership opportunity?
  • And finally – articles and blogs which have been shared with me, which may be of interest


WISE membership – Are you a member?

University of East London are proud to be a member of the WISE Campaign (which promotes women in science, technology and engineering). All employees and students (all genders) can join as individual members for FREE by following this link. The benefits of joining include; 

WISE welcomes support for the campaign from men and women at all stages of their career, to promote science, engineering, technology and maths from the classroom to the boardroom​.

Conferences / Events which may be of interest – More info below:


And finally – articles and blogs which have been shared with me, which may be of interest:

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Athena SWAN updates

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Athena SWAN and Gender Equality at UEL

Over the last year, we have been working on UEL’s Athena SWAN submission. This has involved a self-assessment process to enable a better understanding of gender equality issues currently experienced at UEL. We are coming towards the end of this process and at final stages of drafting our action plan.

We would like to share key achievements as well as the plans to address gender inequality at UEL. Within our action plan we aim to achieve real progress through embedding actions within key UEL agendas and through alignment with the UEL Corporate Plan and Academic Strategy. For example, the academic framework review provides an excellent opportunity to remove barriers to progression and the soon to be launched RKE strategy to address gender imbalances within UEL research outputs. A summary of the key achievements to date and priorities going forward are outlined below. (The full action plan will be made available in due course)

AS achievements and plans April 2017

UEL’s Women’s Network, which supports efforts around the Athena SWAN charter, continues to sponsor regular events aimed at promoting gender equality principles. To celebrate International Women’s Day, the Women’s Network offered a career empowerment workshop in Stratford on 7 March which drew more than 60 University employees. The workshop was part of a series of events hosted by UEL to mark International Women’s Day.

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We are about to open our Athena SWAN mentoring programme for 2017/18 and further information can be found on our intranet pages.