Speaker from the Royal Society, workshops and more at Medway event on 7th May

The University received an Athena SWAN Bronze Award in April 2014, the School of Mathematics, Statistic & Actuarial Science collected their Bronze award in November, and we’ve just learnt that five Sciences Schools have achieved awards. The initiative aims to advance the representation of women in science, technology, engineering, medicine and mathematics (STEMM). By perusing this agenda, we aim to create the best working environment for all staff.

A programme is available and we invite you to join us in the Rochester Boardroom at 09:30. The event will run until 12:45 and includes lunch.

We can confirm that Lenna Cumberbatch, Diversity Manager at the Royal Society, will give the keynote address. A panel discussion, led by the Dean, Professor Mark Burchell, will give participants the chance to discuss the initiative and find out what we’re doing here at Kent.

There will also be workshop sessions on Promotion and Career Planning for Early Career Researchers (and those wondering what their next step should be).

To find out more, and register for the event, go to the Athena SWAN website.