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Managing your academic career: a development programme for women

Wed 13 July 2016, 9:15 AM   -  1:30 PM

Join us to hear from senior female academics and early career researchers about the challenges of developing an academic career. Take time out in a supportive environment and think about the next steps in your own career. The aim of the course is to provide a discussion forum and peer support for women that are nearing the end of their PhDs, ‘early career’ or returning to academia after a career break. You will have the opportunity to hear from some senior academics, and early career reseachers who will share their experience in what will be a very supportive environment.

There will be an opportunity to express your aspirations and reflections around pursuing an academic career, explore what work-life balance means to you, and devise an action plan to help you move forward.

Individual participants will benefit in three key ways:

•Taking time away from their day-to-day responsibilities to share their career progress and aspirations with others.

•Developing language to describe their skills and experience.

•Identify actions to help them move forward.

Join us at the beginning of the event with coffee and pastries on arrival at 9.15am. Lunch will be served with the final networking opportunity at 12.45pm. 

Speakers on the day are:

  • Professor Jacqueline Collier, Executive Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences'
  • Professor Nicola Spalding Deputy Head of School of Health Sciences, University of East Anglia; and Professor of Occupational Therapy. (FMH, HSC)
  • Dr Maria O’Connell •Senior Lecturer, School of Pharmacy Director of Research, Head of the Pharmacology Section and Chair of the Athena SWAN committee (PHARM SCI)
  • Dr Sarah Godfrey, Senior Lecturer. Sarah joined the School of Film, Television and Media Studies in 2011 after completing her PhD on the representations of masculinity in 90s British cinema which she completed at UEA. (FTM – HUM)
  • Professor Olga Tregaskis International HR Management (NBS, SSF)
  • Dr Rebecca Westrup, Rebecca Westrup is a Lecturer in Education and joined the School of Education and Lifelong learning in 2011.


Feedback from the 2014 course: "Thought provoking and invigorating, time well spent"

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