Past events

See below for events that have been held since May 2014

 
Wednesday 4th November 2015 – Mentoring Connections

G.07 Meadows Lecture Theatre – Doorway 4, in the Medical School, 12:00 to 13:00

Mentoring involves building a supportive, non-managerial relationship to enable an individual’s professional development. The next round of recruitment to the University of Edinburgh Mentoring Connections programme opens in September. This programme provides academic and support staff with time and space to meet with a mentor/mentee to talk through a variety of issues that affect them at various stages of their career and development, for example work life balance, career development, or promotion paths.

If you are interested in finding out more, please come to this session where we will cover:
– What is Mentoring?
– Why be a mentor? Including benefits found by previous participants
– Why be a mentee? Including benefits found by previous participants
– What does Mentoring Connections offer ?
– How to get involved? Process

For more information on the Mentoring Connections programme follow this link
 

Thursday 22nd October 2015 – Lunchtime forum: “A work-life balance: Family friendly Policies and Support at the University”

No registration required, simply come along. Elspeth Wedgwood (HR) will give an overview of the policies that exist within the University of Edinburgh to support staff and students with caring responsibilities.

 

Wednesday 21st October 2015 – Lunchtime forum: “Understanding the academic promotion process”

No registration required, simply come along. Susan McNeil (Head of HR, CMVM) will give a presentation on the promotion process within the university.
 

Wednesday 14th October 2015 – ATHENA SWAN LECTURE “Human Rights and Women’s Health in the 21st Century”

By PROFESSOR LESLEY REGAN
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Imperial College London
Chair of Equal Opportunities Committee and Athena Swan Champion
Vice President Strategic Development RCOG
Director of the RCOG Leading Safe Choices Global Family Planning Programme

 

Tuesday 13th October 2015 – Lunchtime forum: “Demystifying Academic Promotions”

No registration required, simply come along. Susan McNeil (Head of HR, CMVM) will give a presentation on the academic promotions process within the university, and Professor Kathryn Ball will discuss her own career path.

 

Tuesday 6th October 2015 – Lunchtime forum: “Let’s talk about vivas – how to run a successful viva”

No registration required, simply come along. Speakers: Prof Philippa Saunders (Director of Postgraduate Research, CMVM) and Prof Ian Dransfield (CIR)

 

Thursday 17th September 2015 – Career Progression, Equality & the Role of Altmetrics

Organised by Martyn Pickersgill (Edinburgh Medical School) with presentations from two guest speakers Euan Adie (founder of altmetric.com) and Paul Naish (publisher at Taylor & Francis)
 
Euan will introduce altmetrics, and how it can be of benefit to academics; Paul will speak about how publishers are increasingly using altmetrics to consider the reach of research. There will be plenty of time for discussion about the practicalities of altmetrics: both for individual researchers seeking to evidence audiences for their research, and for members of promotion and review committees, interested in how altmetrics can help to make a case for progression.

 
Tuesday 23rd June 2015 – Women in STEMM Workshop 2015

Hudson Beare Building, King’s Buildings, 10:00 to 16:00

The School of Engineering will host the 4th annual University of Edinburgh Women in STEMM Workshop on the 23rd of June to coincide with National Women in Engineering Day. Following on from last year’s event held in Physics this day provides an opportunity for all male and female academics, research staff and PhD students across the STEMM subjects to hear from inspiring women. The afternoon will focus on networking and will end with a drinks reception. The full programme can be found here.

 
Tuesday 2nd June 2015 – Lunchtime forum “Mentoring – what, why and who?”

Open to all staff; no registration required. See the Mentoring Connections website for more information. Presented by Marie Leadbetter from Mentoring Connections.
 

Tuesday 26th May 2015 – IAD training course “Managing your research group: essential training for PIs”

This is a one day course for PIs on managing people in their research groups, covering the following issues: equality and diversity, recruitment, appraisals, flexible working/maternity leave and difficult conversations. This is now a compulsory course for anyone hiring people on grants, and will need to be renewed every 5 years in the same way as the PhD supervisor briefings.

 

Tuesday 28th April 2015 – IAD training course “Managing your research group: essential training for PIs”

Cuillin Room, Charles Stewart House, 9-16 Chambers Street Central Area, 9.15am – 4.30pm

 

Tuesday 19th May 2015 – Lunchtime forum “Flexible working within the University”

What ‘flexible working’ is, how it works in practice, and how a request is made. Open to all staff; no registration required. Presented by Elspeth Wedgwood (Senior HR adviser).

 

12th, 26th February, 25th March 2015 – IAD training course “Managing your research group: essential training for PIs”

This is a one day course for PIs on managing people in their research groups, covering the following issues: equality and diversity, recruitment, appraisals, flexible working/maternity leave and difficult conversations.

 

Tuesday 20th January 2015 – Lunchtime forum “The P&DR process – a practical guide”

Presented by Elspeth Wedgwood from HR.
 

Wednesday 21st January 2015 – Lunchtime forum “Post-Award Grant Finance Management”

Presented by Jennifer McCluskey (Research Liaison manager with Finance at central UoE) and Professor Sarah Howie, CIR.

 

Wednesday 28th January 2015 – Lunchtime forum “Flexible working at the University”

What ‘flexible working’ is, how it works in practice, and how a request is made. Open to all staff; no registration required. Presented by Elspeth Wedgwood (HR), Ruth Jepson, (Deputy Director, SCPHRP), Larry Doi, (Research Fellow, SCPHRP).

 

Friday 21st November 2014 – Student/Academic Staff Forum on “Being a Socially Responsible University”

The aim of this event is to seek contributions in evolving the Social Responsibility and Sustainability (SRS) vision for the University:
. as a learning community informed about and taking action on ethical
and sustainability issues
. recognised globally as a leading Socially Responsible University.

 
Tuesday 11th November 2014 – IAD training course “Managing your research group: essential training for PIs”

This is a one day course for PIs on managing people in their research groups, covering the following issues: equality and diversity, recruitment, appraisals, flexible working/maternity leave and difficult conversations.

 

Wednesday 29th October 2014 – Lunchtime forum “Post-Award Grant Finance Management”

Presented by Jennifer McCluskey (Research Liaison manager with Finance at central UoE). Val Renton will also discuss her role as ERI Research Support manager, in helping with grant finances.

 
Thursday 2nd October 2014 – IAD training course “Managing your research group: essential training for PIs”

This is a one day course for PIs on managing people in their research groups, covering the following issues: equality and diversity, recruitment, appraisals, flexible working/maternity leave and difficult conversations.

 

Tuesday 24th September 2014 – Lunchtime forum “The Recruitment Process for Academic Staff”

Presented by Elspeth Wedgwood from HR.

 

Tuesday 23rd September 2014 – Lunchtime forum “The University of Edinburgh Promotion Process for Academics”

Talks given by: Susan McNeil (HR), followed by Prof Sarah Wild and Prof Amanda Amos.

 

Tuesday 19th August 2014 – IAD training course “Managing your research group: essential training for PIs”

This is a one day course for PIs on managing people in their research groups, covering the following issues: equality and diversity, recruitment, appraisals, flexible working/maternity leave and difficult conversations.

 

Tuesday 24thJune 2014 – TALENT RETURNS PROGRAMME

Applications are now open for Talent Returns – a research career break management programme, which is being piloted at the University of Edinburgh.

The programme is aimed at researchers planning a career break or currently taking time out of work, and looking to relaunch their research career upon their return. Up to 25 participants from all subject areas are eligible to take part in the pilot programme, which includes a practical and inspirational workshop to be held at the University of Edinburgh on Tuesday 24th June 2014.

Talent Returns – a social enterprise to help get talent back to work, visit http://talentreturns.org/ to find out more.

 

Tuesday 10th June 2014 – IAD training course “Managing your research group: essential training for PIs”

This is a one day course for PIs on managing people in their research groups, covering the following issues: equality and diversity, recruitment, appraisals, flexible working/maternity leave and difficult conversations.

 

Monday 9th June 2014, 1 – 2pm – Lunchtime forum on Flexible Working

Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility seminar room, Western General Hospital. Elspeth Wedgwood from HR will give an overview of flexible working policy within the university. There will then be an opportunity for networking.

 

Wednesday 4th of June 2014 – Conference “Inspiring women in academic medicine and the medical sciences”

A 1-day event at the Wellcome Auditorium of The Queen’s Medical Research Institute, Little France, University of Edinburgh. This event seeks to provide inspirational role models to encourage young female talent, including undergraduate students, to achieve their potential in academic medicine and the medical and related sciences.

 

Thursday 15th May 2014, 12 – 2pm – Lunchtime forum on Promotions

Susan McNeil from HR will give a 30 minute presentation on the promotion process within the university and Karen Chapman will talk about her career. There will then be an opportunity for networking.

 

Friday 9th of May 2014 – Conference “Diversity and Medical Careers”

Spring Conference of the Medical Women’s Federation at St. John’s Hotel, Birmingham.