Updated promotions criteria recognise equality leadership

Lancaster University has revised its promotions criteria for 2016/17 to explicitly reward work which boosts equality, diversity and inclusion within the institution.

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New guide published for departments starting the Athena SWAN process

Lancaster University is leading the drive to recruit non-STEMM departments to Athena SWAN by publishing a handy guide to getting started on the process.

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First meeting for LGBT working group

Lancaster staff have given an enthusiastic welcome to the formation of the new LGBT working group.

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Lancaster department shares best practice on supporting disabled students

Lancaster's Physics department has become the first in the UK to be consulted by the Institute of Physics in its drive to identify best practice in supporting disabled students.

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Lancaster celebrates National Women in Engineering Day

National Women in Engineering Day is taking place again on 23 June 2016 with the aim of the day being to support, inspire, celebrate and raise the profile of women in engineering. 

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New LGBT working group - call for members

Staff from across the university are invited to express their interest in becoming a member of Lancaster University’s new LGBT working group.

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Lancaster mourns Orlando victims

Staff and students from Lancaster university came together to hold a vigil for victims of a homophobic shooting in Orlando.

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She is Sustainable Lancaster

She is Sustainable Lancaster has been organised for 19-20 July to support women in early and developing sustainability careers.

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Challenging Gendered Media Mis(s)Representations of Women Professionals & Leaders

Lancaster University Management School is hosting a one-day seminar which will explore effective approaches to tackling gendered media misrepresentations of women professionals and leaders.

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Symposium: Changing Education? Researching Diversity and Participation

Lancaster University’s Department of Educational Research is hosting a symposium examining the changing nature of education and the ways in which this has impacted on diversity and participation in education both in the UK and internationally.

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Lancaster linguists issue advice on non-sexist language

Academics from Lancaster's Linguistics and English Language department have issued a guidance leaflet on the use of non-sexist language in academia.

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Athena SWAN Bronze for Chemistry

Lancaster's Chemistry department, one of the newest in the country, has been awarded an Athena SWAN Bronze award for its work on gender equality for staff and students.

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Making Professor 2016

Our biennial Making Professor event will be held on 26th September 2016. More details coming soon.


Lancaster departments form innovative Athena SWAN partnerships

Lancaster's science departments are working together to share expertise in gender equality.

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Annual Athena SWAN Lecture 2017

Dr Sharifah Sekalala: Gender and Ethnicity in Higher Education. A Personal Perspective on Visibility and Intersectionality.

Date: Wednesday 21 June 2017

Time: 11am-12.30pm

‌Venue: Management School Lecture Theatre 3‌‌

The Athena SWAN lecture is an annual event that gives the community of Lancaster University the chance to hear an external speaker share insights into their own career and experience, through the lens of gender equality.

This year our speaker is Dr Sharifah Sekalala - Assistant Professor in the School of Law at the University of Warwick.

All are welcome to attend this FREE event – but places are limited. For more information click here.

Book your place by emailing oed@lancaster.ac.uk ‌