'Making Professor' Programme 2018

Theme:  Challenges and opportunities on your pathway to chair

Venue: Welcome Centre, Lancaster University

Timings Session
10.00 – 10.30 Registration, refreshments and networking
10.30 - 10.40 Welcome
10.40 – 11.00
  • Professor Mark E Smith, Vice-Chancellor
  • Professor Dame Sue Black, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Engagement
11.00 – 11.50

Keynote external speakers: Professor Dame Janet Beer (Vice-Chancellor, University of Liverpool) and Carol Costello (Director of Human Resources), Liverpool.

Janet will reflect on her personal journey to Vice Chancellor, and Carol will comment in light of her research into gender inequality in Higher Education

11.50 – 12.00 Comfort break
12.00 – 12.20 Open Forum Questions & Answers with Keynote external speakers
12.20 – 12.50 Panel of internal speakers, reflecting on individual experiences and challenges:
  • Professor Uta Papen (Linguistics & English Language)
  • Professor Catherine Walshe (Health Research)
  • Professor Manus Hayne (Physics)
12.50 – 1.15

Chaired Question & Answer session

This internal panel will be ready to take questions on academic promotion and progression at Lancaster University, with:

  • Professor Andrew Atherton, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Chair)
  • Professor Peter Atkinson, Faculty Dean FST
  • Professor Sharon Huttly, Pro Vice Chancellor
  • Ben Dobson, Reward and Resourcing Manager
1.15 – 2.00 Lunch
2.00 – 3.15

Facilitated Themed Workshops

1. Gender and Promotion, with:

  • Professor Kate Cain (Psychology)
  • Jean Bennett (Development Manager)
  • Charlotte Delaney (EDI Manager)

2. Research Support Office

How the RSO can enable your funding bids, with:

  • Claire O’Donnell (Research Services)
  • Professor Steve Wilkinson (PPR)
  • Dr Lucy Thorne (Organisational Developer)

3. How has LU supported me, and what else do I need?

This will be based around reflections from Bonington participants and others on achieving promotion, with:

  • Dr Bela Chatterjee (Law)
  • Catherine Harrison (Associate Director of HR (Organisational Development))
  • Jayne May (HR Partner, FST)
3.15 – 3.40 Final Panel Discussion with speakers and presenters (Chaired by Dr Sam Riches):
  • Professor Sharon Huttly (Pro Vice-Chancellor for Education)
  • Professor Dame Sue Black (Pro Vice-Chancellor for Engagement)
  • Mr Paul Boustead (Director of HR and Educational Development)
  • Mrs Carol Costello (Director of HR, University of Liverpool)
  • Professor Kate Cain (Professor of Psychology)
Discussion items to have been gathered throughout the day
3.40 – 3.45 Concluding comments from Dr Sam Riches.