Inspiration and support

By women who work across the breadth of the higher education sector

Where are all the BAME women? My hopes for the sector and my own career

Jan 23, 2019

By Shanaz Durrant, Human Resources Administrator, UCL


At the start of her career in higher education, Shanaz considers what opportunities lay ahead of her and how she perceives the leadership positions. Shanaz also explores ideas for action - what can be done?

On the 27th March 2018, I was privileged to attend the first ever WHEN conference created and presented by Alice Chilver - and...

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Insights on building women’s networks

Jan 22, 2019
 By Madiha Sajid

One of WHEN’s founding principles is to support women across the higher education sector through bringing them together. And one of the most effective ways we can think of doing that, is by supporting our members in their existing university women’s networks and where those don’t exist, by supporting our members to establish and effectively run them.

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Who am I supposed to be?

Jan 22, 2019
Written by an anonymous research manager (professional services) at a Russell Group University

Exposed

Recent controversy and focus on gender issues in the workplace, the disparity with pay between genders in addition to the new D word – diversity, has suddenly made me feel very exposed.

In academia, surrounded by a wealth of hard working and intelligent colleagues, you feel inspired but...

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An unequal world contributing to gender inequality?

Jan 03, 2019
By Dr. Juliette Torabian.
Juliette is senior international adviser/trainer in strategic planning and results-based project management working at University College London. She is an education specialist whose activities have focused on three main themes: Int'l project management, Capacity development, Public relations. Her research/professional interests...
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