The Charter was established by the Equality Challenge Unit (ECU) in 2005 to encourage and recognise commitment to advancing the careers of women in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) employment in higher education and research. The charter recognises the work that Institutions do to address gender equality in relation to representation, student progression into academia, staff career progression and the working environment.
The Charter is awarded at both institutional and department level through Bronze, Silver or Gold awards. Here at Leeds Beckett, we have applied for a bronze level institution award. This will recognise that our University has a solid foundation for eliminating gender bias and for developing an inclusive culture that values all staff. The outcome of this latest round will be known in May 2017 and in the meantime work has already started on the action plan which has been developed.
Why do we want to apply for an award?
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In conjunction with celebrations for International Women's Day, we would like to invite you to a special event celebrating Women in the City.
Wednesday 8 March 2017, 10.30am-16:30, RB 412, Rose Bowl, City Campus
Following the event, there will be a reception from 16:30-18:00 in Portland entrance
Tickets can be booked here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/women-in-the-city-tickets-31969863723
This event is hosted by the Women and the Built Environment Research Cluster in the School of Built Environment and Engineering, and supported by the University's Gender Forum and the Equality & Diversity Team.
The event brings together talks, films, performances and exhibitions from a range of women: creative practitioners, built environment practitioners, academics and students, who share an interest in women and the city.
The day will celebrate the contribution of women as makers of the built environment, and cast a spotlight on women as inhabitants of urban spaces. It is about giving voice to the creativity and lived experiences of women in the city.
- Catherine Bertola, Artist who creates installations in response to particular sites, collections and historic contexts
- Catherine Croft, Director of the Twentieth Century Society and Architectural Journalist
- Claire Harbottle, Photographer, Artist and Independent Midwife
- The Feminist Archive North, host to early feminist collections
- Vanessa Kisuule, Poet and winner of Poetry Slam 2014
Attendance is free and all are welcome, so please pass on to colleagues, students, friends and family.
Local Leeds school boys had a hands-on introduction to health sciences at Leeds Beckett University as they attended the first annual Boys into Health day. Read more here.
A Woman's World
9-31st March 2017 - A photography exhibition by Anna Pepe will be displayed in the foyer of the Portland Building. A Woman's World, is The exhibition explores women, places, cultures and habitats around the world.
Creative and Digital Careers Series
The Creative & Digital Careers Series of events is open to existing Leeds Beckett University students studying any course. Some events are also open to Leeds Beckett University graduates and members of the public.
Augmented and Virtual Reality Technologies in Industry
Augmented Reality (AR) has been around for many years. There remain many challenges however for AR to be considered in some industries. The acceptance of AR as a viable tool to investigate, promote, and educate users in some sectors is still a barrier.
INSIDE/OUT Lecture Series: Laurence Aëgerter
Flying in from Amsterdam, the French artist Laurence Aegerter will be talking about her art practice.
How universities make people worried and miserable: a critical community psychology perspective on mental health in higher education
My Mind and Me
Stitch Theatre presents Many Paths, One Destination
A theatre presentation by Stitch Theatre