WHEN is the only network for all women who work in higher education. We are stronger together, yet we recognise and addresses the unique challenges faced by academic and professional services women. We bring women together to share and address challenges in an empowering, inspiring network. 

Who should join?  

Whether you are an academic women, a professional services woman, a woman who considers herself a hybrid of the two, or don't relate to any label but work in the higher education sector - the WHEN network is for you. At the point of membership confirmation, you will be able to select categories that will enable us to tailor your experience.

What do members experience?


Our steering group curates the most relevant, exciting and practical content that is delivered to our members via the monthly 'EDIT'. Our professional service women members receive exactly the same treatment via their own dedicated steering group that curates their own 'EDIT'. We invite our members to share their stories, experiences and lessons with one another. Regular features include: articles; interviews; sector news; career profiles and employment features.

Online community

Our members are invited to a private, vibrant online community. New members introduce themselves and other members make them feel welcome. Members use the community to share experiences, learn from and support one another. Connecting online is an important means by which we are able to connect women distributed across the country who may otherwise be restricted by travel, time commitments or other things. 


    Our members are the first to know about all of our events and receive a members discount of 25%. Each member is invited to an annual, complimentary event specifically designed to enable and support networking. Some events will run annually including: a celebration on international women's day in March; the WHEN Conference, the 'Meeting of Leaders of Women’s Networks' and 'BME Game Changers'.