Women in Medicine and Science (WIMS)

Swansea University Medical School has become the first department within the University to achieve an Equality Challenge Unit (ECU) Athena SWAN Charter Silver award.

In agreement with the Athena SWAN charter, the aim of Women in Medicine and Science (WIMS) is to provide opportunities for all female staff and students to network informally while learning more about University policies and procedures.

Sessions will run monthly on a Wednesday afternoon between 2.00-3.00pm in ILS1 and comprise a programme of workshops (internal and external speakers) covering areas such as flexible working/ family friendly policy; assertiveness/ promotions/ careers and CV development.

All staff/ students are welcome, regardless of grade or position.

Seminar Series

Seminars take place on Wednesday afternoons, 2.00-3.00pm in ILS1 Seminar room 1.
Refreshments available

November 11th 2015:
Promotions

December 9th 2015:
Christmas treats & Athena SWAN update

January 27th 2016:
Staff development training opportunities

February 2016:
An Athena SWAN update by Diane Kelly.

March 9th 2016:
International Womens day Celebration (lunch and afternoon talks at the Hub)

April 2016:
Family friendly policy and Carer’s Network

May 2016:
Unconscious bias workshop (2 hour session)

June 2016:
Getting conference ready: Networking, confidence, public speaking.

Other Events

Tedx Women’s event June 2016:
TED is a non-profit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks. Swansea will be hosting a Tedx Women’s event next summer using local speakers to inspire the local community.
For more information take a look at the Ted website at https://www.ted.com/about/our-organization and/or contact Amber Wheatley at vashwheatley@hotmail.com.

Soapbox Science 2016:
Soapbox Science is a novel public outreach platform for promoting women scientists and the science they do. Swansea events transform the beach promenade into an arena for public learning and scientific debate.
For more information visit the Swansea Soapbox science pages at http://soapboxscience.org/?page_id=1618 or contact Dr Geertje Van Keulen at g.van.keulen@swansea.ac.uk.

British Science Festival September 2016:
The British Science Festival 2016 hosted by Swansea University will take place between Tuesday 6th and Friday 9th September and the Festival Fringe will take place on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th September, and will feature a diverse programme of talks, debates, performances and activities.  The SUMS champions for this event are: Bridie Evans (b.a.evans@swansea.ac.uk), Geertje van Keulen (g.van.keulen@swansea.ac.uk), Claire Price (c.l.price@swansea.ac.uk) , and Yuqin Wang  (y.wang@swansea.ac.uk).