PERCAT – Gala Tuesday 16 July 2013
Further details to follow shortly, keep the afternoon FREE.
Confirmed Guest Speaker Professor Paul McMaster
MDS R&KT Office Website Launched
In order to help you navigate your way around the various individuals, teams, processes and systems that can make your research career a triumph or a torment in the College and University, the team has compiled a handy website for your viewing pleasure... It includes details of all staff within the R&KT Office and what they do, an archive of our local funding newsletters, and information about major activities and useful guides. There are also links to key forms and contacts.
Following on from the Masterclass on public engagement, we received feedback from some Postdocs who felt they were still unclear about opportunities for funding public engagement.
Early career research: the power of 'no'
Learning how to be selective in the opportunities you take is challenging, says Adam Dunn, but can shape a research career.
This article from the Guardian about "The power to say no" might be of interest.
Women in Academic Medicine (WAM)
The Women in Academic Medicine (WAM) group was formed in 2009 to address the under representation of females in academic medicine. Following focus group sessions held in the college in 2009, a number of issues were raised regarding support for women during career progression. Initiatives were embedded in the college to address these issues. 2 years on, the WAM committee has expanded to include non-clinical academic women, and is now called Women in Academic Medicine and Science (WAMS).
The Athena SWAN (Scientific Women’s Academic Network) charter was established in June 2005, and encourages the advancement of female academics in UK Higher Educational institutions.
To align with the goals of the Athena SWAN charter, the College of MDS has practices and guidelines in place to support and nurture female academics across all of our disciplines. We aim to encourage the growth and progression of women in medicine and science, creating an establishment of excellence that attracts and retains the brightest women in medicine and science. The group are now pursuing the Athena Swan Charter silver award. This is essential for the college in light of the NIHR announcing that funding will not be given to any institute not holding the Athena SWAN silver award.