Wednesday 24th June, 2015 – 13:15 – 16:00, Roscoe Building Lecture Theatre A
Click on this link to book your place: https://app.manchester.ac.uk/FEPSS7021
Parenthood can be a challenging time for anyone, but what if you’re an early career researcher? How can you ensure your career plans stay on track whilst raising a family? This information session is aimed at early career researchers at The University of Manchester that have or are planning to start a family. The event will cover talks from:
- Karen Scoresby (HR Policy Manager) Policies and procedures for expectant and existing parents
- Helen Ryder (Athena Swan Coordinator/E&D Advisor) What is the Athena Swan, why does it affect you and where you choose to work?
- Sarah Mohammad-Qureshi (EPS Researcher Development Officer) Support at the University – the STDU ‘Peer Support Group for Staff Returning from Maternity/Paternity and Adoption Leave’
- Katie Perry (C.E. The Daphne Jackson Trust) Resuming your research after a career break
We have also put together a collection of Real Researchers’ Stories from parents who are currently working in academia, as well as ex-researchers that have moved into non-academic careers.
Please note: to ensure the event keeps to time, we will not be receiving live questions for Karen Scoresby on the day. To ask Karen a question regarding University policies and procedures, please email S.email@example.com in advance of this session, Karen will aim to answer as many questions as possible.