A chill is in the air, and our next bring-your-own lunch networking meeting, on Friday 13th December, will have a festive theme, with mince pies and mulled wine – feel free to bring your own favourite treats to share as well. We’ll meet from 12.30 to 2 PM. Please come to the hospitable Department of Psychology: 26 Bedford Way WC1H 0AP
How to get there
Go to the seminar room on the 3rd floor. You can buy drinks and sandwiches at the Café next door to the seminar room to supplement the festive treats, or bring your own!
To carry on in our series “Who am I – what am I doing?”, our inspiring speaker is Emma Terama, from the Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy. After chatting a bit about herself and her career trajectory, Emma will be giving us a snapshot of her research on The Impact of Science: What we think, what we know and what to improve on – a timely topic as we are all embroiled in the finale of the most recent REF.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Last Friday, Lidunka Vočadlo acted as a pioneer for our series on women in STEM at UCL: “Who am I – What am I doing – and how did I get there?”
She’s kindly made her slides available, so you too can get an impression of her research on the amazing inner core of the earth.
Lidunka has also made available some slides of her life outside work. Don’t miss the last two: Top tips by Lidunka… and “How to handle women employees” — from 1940!
After a long and glorious summer we meet again for a bring-your-own lunch networking meeting, on Friday 18th October from 12.30 to 2 PM. Please come to the hospitable Department of Psychology:
26 Bedford Way WC1H 0AP
How to get there
Go to the seminar room on the 3rd floor. You can buy drinks and sandwiches at the Café next door to the seminar room.
To start us off in our series “Who am I – what am I doing?”, we have two inspiring speakers.
First, Lucie Green will talk to us about her public engagement work on the Sky at Night Programme. You may have heard rumours that this programme is on the endangered list, and I hope that we can rally some support.
In addition, Lidunka Vočadlo from Earth Sciences has kindly agreed to tell us about her work and how she combines family and work.
We also thought it would be interesting to share views on how to set up a team and more specifically, how large a team should be.
Lauren Stewart at Goldsmiths is running an online survey to collate the experiences and perspectives of female academics who are also mothers. Her goal is to ascertain how people are managing to juggle the demands of working parenthood in academia, and to gather any useful tips or perspectives to pass on to the next generation.
Please take the Academia and Parenthood Survey, and pass the link on to anybody else you can think of!
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UCL Women has got off to a great start, and to celebrate, we are having a picnic on 16th August from 12pm to 2.30pm in the Garden Room.
The Garden Room is in the Wilkins Building, at the far end of the South Cloisters (behind Jeremy Bentham) – check out the Route Finder map for directions from the main entrance.
If the weather is fine – fingers crossed – we’ll be outside in the garden itself. Please bring your favourite picnic foods, and your children are very welcome to come along too. The times are flexible – feel free to drop in and out between 12pm and 2.30pm if you cannot make the entire thing.
We look forward to seeing many of you there!
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Location: 26 Bedford Way, Room 503
Date: Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Time: 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
- Have you always been curious about Twitter, but haven’t had time to look into it?
- Have you wondered whether Twitter could help you in networking, science or career?
- Are you nervous about the thought of Twitter, or think you don’t have time to get into it, but really don’t know why?
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UCL Women’s April networking event will take place on Monday, 15th April from 12.30pm in the Psychology Department, 26 Bedford Way, 3rd Floor, Room 305
UCL Women proudly present a talk by Francesca Happé:
My mum’s a scientist: Thinking about young children and science
Francesca Happé will reprise her highly acclaimed Annual WiSETI Lecture that she gave on 15 March at Cambridge. She is an inspiring role model and a brilliant lecturer. There is a small cafeteria next door where you can get lunch and coffee; after the talk we will network until 2.30pm. We look forward to seeing you there!
Biography: Professor Francesca Happé
Happé is Director of the Social Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre at the Institute of Psychiatry. She is also a UCL alumna. Her research interests centre on autism and Asperger Syndrome. She won the Telegraph’s Young Science Writer award, and has taken part in many documentaries, as well as being the subject of a Channel 4 programme for schools. A mum of three, she has developed a set of children’s books promoting female scientists and was a Royal Institution ‘Scientist for the New Century’ lecturer. She has received a number of awards including the British Psychological Society Spearman Medal and the 2011 Royal Society’s Rosalind Franklin Award.
UCL Women are pleased to announce our next lunchtime networking event, which will take place on Thursday, 14 March in Room 347 at 16 Taviton Street (the UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies) from 13.00-14.00.
Please bring your own lunch if you’d like to eat, and be prepared to meet and chat with like-minded women on a drop-in basis – there is no formal structure to this event, but we will be discussing an exciting and relevant topic.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Remember, UCL Women is a networking group for female academics (postdoc and higher) in the STEM disciplines.
In celebration of International Women’s Day, the networking group UCL Women is pleased to present Chamber Music by Female Composers: A Musical Kaleidoscope Across the Centuries. Conceived and produced by Helene Albrecht with Young Musicians from the London Guildhall School of Music, this concert will take place in the Housman Room at 8.30 PM on Friday, 8 March.
Admission is free and all are welcome, including non-UCL friends. The young musicians will be playing music from women throughout the ages, many of whom were dismissed because of their gender but who are now considered the equals of some of their famous male contemporaries or relatives. These include Fanny Mendelssohn, Clara Schumann, Hildegard von Bingen and others.
UCL Women Launch – please click here to see photos of the event
UCL Women launched with a bang on Wednesday, 16th January with a packed room of a hundred female academics (postdocs and above) in the area of sciences, engineering and maths. We heard from a diverse panel of women about how their careers have panned out and what influences have helped them to succeed.
Later, we opened up the floor to the audience and discussed various issues that women in science face and how we might want the network to function – both philosophically and logistically. The consensus was that we’d appreciate both opportunities for informal drop-in sessions, where we can chat and meet new people, and periodic events where we can enjoy one another’s company in a more structured way.
Please watch this website or follow us on Twitter (@UCLWomen) to get the latest news. If you aren’t already on Twitter, we can highly recommend this as a good networking tool in itself. We want to avoid emails lists as they make a lot of work for a few people. In parallel, we are planning a more interactive web space where everyone interested in suggesting the Network’s direction can give suggestions. We want the group to be grassroots and self-organizing, though the core group will obviously have a hand in making sure things run smoothly. Keep an eye on this page for updates about the new web space.
Just a reminder about who the Network is for:
Academic staff (postdocs and above) in STEM at UCL. Due to the very large numbers interested, at this time we have to restrict ourselves to STEM and to postdocs and above; networks are sensitive to scale, and logistics are influenced by it. In the future we may be able to relax our criteria or aid spin-out groups, but in the meantime we are sorry to disappoint some people and we hope you understand our restrictions.
Any eligible staff can come, even if they could not attend the launch event.
You don’t have to attend every event to be part of the Network. We want this to be as fluid and useful as possible. We will vary the days of the week when we meet to help ensure that no one person is excluded from all events.
We look forward to meeting new colleagues and making UCL a better place for all