Mindfulness course from Futurelearn
Aurora Leadership Programme- As part of the University’s commitment to addressing the gender imbalance of staff in senior roles, particularly within academic schools, the University will be supporting 7 participants to attend the Aurora leadership development programme in 2016/17. Deadline: 7 November 2016
ORDS staff Coffee Social- 11.30am Harry Webb Room. Drop in for refreshments and a chat with friends and colleagues 29th November 2016
SUSTAIN Programme closing December 2nd.
A pilot programme for women researchers to thrive in their independent research careers. It provides an innovative programme of training and support to develop participants' leadership and career potential.
GW4 Crucible closing November 7th.
Crucible is a UK-wide, award-winning initiative which provides a ‘melting pot’ to bring together gifted researchers. Participants and guests will come from across the GW4 institutions (Bath, Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter) and beyond. GW4 Crucible will introduce them to new ideas, contacts, and ways of working which will have a positive impact on their career development and potential to be a future research leader.
Applications are sought from talented early- to mid-career researchers, with at least three years’ postdoctoral research experience.
Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship closing November 24th.
This scheme is for outstanding scientists in the UK at an early stage of their research career who require a flexible working pattern due to personal circumstances such as parenting or caring responsibilities or health issues. (Excludes clinical medicine).
NIHR Fellowship Programme closing December 20th (Post-doctoral) and January 17th (Doctoral).
NIHR Fellowships are designed to support researchers whose work focuses on people and patient-based clinical and applied health research. Applications are invited from individuals working in any scientific discipline or sector, within an institution sited in England, Wales or Northern Ireland, who can demonstrate a role in, or contribution to, improving health, health care or services.
Futurelearn are offering a free six week course in Mindfulness starting from the 19th of September 2016. Learn techniques to reduce stress and improve your wellbeing and work / study performance in this free online course.
Freedom of Mind FestivalThe Freedom of Mind Festival is a series of events which will create conversations about mental health and emotional wellbeing, bringing people together to make Bristol a happier, healthier city. It will take place in venues across Bristol from 30 September to 10 October 2016.
World Mental Health Day
Men's Self Defence (Level 1) Workshop
Personal safety is not just a women's issue, it affects men too. In fact, men are twice as likely to be a victim of a violent attack as women. Complementing out Women's Self Defence Workshops, this session offers men the opportunity to learn successful strategies to reduce the risk of becoming a potential victim. In the unlikely event of finding yourself in the wrong place at the wrong time, this dynamic workshop will empower you to make a tactically informed and hopefully successful escape. Available to all male members of staff. Sign up here.
Bristol Pride Week 1 - 10 July 2016
The University of Bristol and the Students' Union are supporters of the event, and the Wills Memorial Building will be illuminated in rainbow colours for the duration of Bristol Pride 2016
Soapbox Science 2016
On 16th July 2016, female scientists take to the streets and share their science from a soapbox! The event is taking place in Bristol's Broadmead shopping area, and the full list of speakers has now been announced.
View the programme: Soapbox science 2016 (PDF, 507kB) and see the Soapbox Science website for further details. We hope to see as many of you there as possible to support ORDS' Catherine Back and Susan Hooper. Congratulations to both on being selected to speak.
What's Soapbox Science?
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Staff Coffee Social Monday 16 May 2016
Harry Webb Room, Chapter House
Drop in any time on Monday 16 May from 11.30 to 13.30, for a coffee and a chat with friends and colleagues, at this informal social gathering.
Read the news story of our January coffee social here and learn more about the School's Athena SWAN application.
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Working Parents' Network Coffee Catch-up, Tuesday 22 March
Come along to the Quiet Room in the Brambles from 11 am until midday on Tuesday 22 March for an informal catch-up and coffee with the Working Parents' Network. You don’t need to be a member of the network to come along. Please contact Christina Harris email@example.com if you have any dietary or support requirements, or if you would like to join the Working Parents' Network email list. This event contributes to PositiveWorking@Bristol.
International Women's day
L'Oreal-UNESCO For Women in Science Fellowship Programme
The L'Oreal-UNESCO For Women in Science UK and Ireland Fellowships Programme for 2016 is now open for applications. They will be awarding five outstanding female post-doctoral scientists a fellowship of £15,000.
The fellowships are open to female postdoctoral researchers working in the field of life and physical sciences, engineering, mathematics and computer sciences who may be interested in applying and encourage as many applicants as possible to apply online at www.womeninscience.co.uk by the deadline 11 March 2016.
This unique award is designed to provide practical help to aid female post-doctoral in continuing their cutting-edge research. The fellowship can be spent as the fellow wishes; it could buy a piece of scientific equipment, help to cover child care costs or be used to fund conference travel.