Aurora 2016-17

The Aurora programme is a women-only leadership development programme run by the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education. It is aimed at enabling more women to develop the leadership side of their careers and so address the under-representation of women at senior levels in the sector. It is a programme run in partnership with universities based on workshop events, mentoring and self-directed learning.

Bristol’s participation

As part of the University’s commitment to addressing the gender imbalance in senior roles, particularly within academic schools, the University will be supporting 7 participants to attend Aurora in 2016/17. In order to increase the number of participants from previous years, Staff Development will fund 50% of the fee (i.e. £500), with the remaining 50% (£500) being met by the Faculty or Division.

There will be a competitive process for applications, with decisions being made by members of the Equality and Diversity, and Staff Development teams.