Event: “Researcher Parent Trap” – 24th June

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.mohammad-2@manchester.ac.uk in advance of this session, Karen will aim to answer as many questions as possible.

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