Past events



13th January: Athena SWAN launch

26th January: Sarah Evans, Head of King Edward’s High School for Girls, 6:00pm talk

7th March: Mentoring session
WAMS hosted another mentoring and networking session to give staff an opportunity to talk to colleagues and find a mentor.

11th June: Handling Difficult Conversations training session

2nd July: Angela Maxwell (Acuwomen)
Angela Maxwell O.B.E. of Acuwomen delivered a talk detailing her career to date and how she successfully manages work/life balance.

3rd July: Dealing with Bullying and Harassment training session

4th July: Outreach activity to King Edwards High School for Girls with Health Research Bus

25th July: Mentoring training workshop
A mentoring workshop was delivered for staff wanting to be a mentor.


10th March: Assertiveness training session

22nd June: Handling Difficult Conversations training session

July: Promotions and Clinical Excellence Awards Seminar
Prof Ian Booth: promotions
Prof Julian Bion – Applying for clinical excellence awards
Prof David Adams – Getting the most out of your CV

3rd September: Fellowship application workshop

22nd September: Networking event
Professor Jayne Franklyn, School of Immunity and Infection, gave a talk entitled “are we training too many women doctors?” This was followed by an informal networking event, giving the opportunity to find a mentor, and talk to other women in medicine. This event was attended by 30 participants and 10 mentors.

6th December: Athena SWAN talk
After successfully attaining the Athena SWAN silver award for the Department of Optometry and vision at the University of Cardiff, Professor Tim Weiss, head of department, was invited to discuss their experiences and initiatives that were introduced in the department when applying for the silver award.


30th March: Assertiveness training session

30th June: Time Management training session

14th September: Official WAM launch.
The official launch for the WAM initiative took place at Winterbourne gardens, starting with a buffet lunch and a talk entitled ‘Banana Skins, Bottle-necks and
Elephant Traps’ given by Baroness Susan Greenfield Department of Pharmacology, University of Oxford. This was followed by an informal networking session, a guided tour of Winterbourne House and Garden and afternoon tea.

22nd September: Promotions and Clinical Excellence Awards Seminar