SWAN@GES is actively contributing to sharing knowledge about developing Athena SWAN action plans and related programmes. For example, we are engaged via the Royal Geographical Society initiative Equality and diversity in higher education geography.
The Women in Research Network (WIRN) was recently established at the University of Glasgow as a cross-college initiative to raise awareness and stimulate discussions on issue faced by Women in research. So far, two engaging and progressive seminars have been held, including keynote speakers: Dr. June McCombie, Senior Research Officer in Chemistry at Nottingham and Professor Jane Norman – Vice Principal of People and Culture at Edinburgh to address topics, such as Nomadic Post-docs and Fellowships and Funding. A number of SWAN@GES members have engaged with and helped to organize these events.
GES is public with support for the dignity at work and FULLSTOP campaign
GES has supported its staff and postgraduates to become ‘Mental health first aiders’ under the Scottish training initiative.
Key links for Early Career Support (and PDRA) at Glasgow University: http://www.gla.ac.uk/services/rsio/researcherdevelopment/
GES supports the UoG ‘Parent buddy Scheme’