Category Archives: Equality

Lecture: Universities Should Do More to Keep Women in Science

Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) lecture series.

LJMU is hosting a public talk presented by Andrew Miller MP, Chair of the Science and Technology Select Committee of the House of Commons; Chair of the Parliamentary & Scientific Committee; Vice-Chair of the Parliamentary Internet, Communications and Technology Forum (PICTFOR) and a Member of the Liaison Committee.

Lecture title: “Universities should do more to keep women in science” (report released by the House of Commons – Government’s response to the under representation of women in STEM in UK Universities).

Date: Wednesday 12 November 2014

Time: 1.00 – 3.30pm: lecture will last approx. 45 minutes followed by a Q&A session

Venue: Upper Lecture Theatre, Peter Jost Centre, Byrom Street, Liverpool, L3 3AF

Event Chair: Professor Robin Leatherbarrow (Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Scholarship, Research and Knowledge Transfer)

Arrival and Lunch from 1.00pm.
Vice-Chancellor Professor Nigel Weatherill will open the event at 2.00pm

The lecture is free but you need to register attendance in advance here

Commonwealth Games and Parasport

Some of you may know that the Commonwealth Games events start tomorrow. Glasgow 2014 should be amazing with the opening ceremony tonight. But did you know that the Commonwealth Games includes parasport alongside the other events. There is no separate para games later on like the Olympics. There will be 22 medals up for grabs across 5 different parasports which are athletics, swimming, lawn bowls, track cycling and powerlifting.Good luck to everyone taking part.



ECU Update on Mental Health Support in HE

Last month ECU ran online surveys asking what HEIs can do to support staff and students experiencing mental health difficulties.

They received an overwhelming response, with 3500 staff and students completing the survey and say, “thank you to everyone who responded, and everyone who supported us by circulating and disseminating the survey.

We are currently analysing the results and will be conducting follow-up interviews with a selection of respondents in the coming months. We will also be conducting interviews with national and sector bodies interested in this work.

We will share the interim results in the summer, with a full report and supporting materials to follow.”

See their guidance on supporting staff and students experiencing mental health issues here:

Understanding adjustments: supporting staff and students who are experiencing mental health difficulties