Athena SWAN: All-Island Sharing of Best Practice
With keynote introduction by distinguished guest, Professor Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell
Above: (L-R) Dr Edel Hyland, SWAN Champion, School of Biological Sciences with Professor Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Astrophysicist, University of Oxford
The School of Biological Sciences hosted a successful sharing of good practice Athena SWAN event on Friday 23 August 2019. This event was introduced by distinguished guest, Professor Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, a name that is synonymous not only with internationally acclaimed ground-breaking science, but also with promoting women in science. Professor Dame Bell Burnell was a co-founder of Athena SWAN awards. For many years she was one of the very few number of women in her field and as a consequence has spent much of her career championing for the advancement of women in Science.
The All-Island Sharing of Best Practice event was divided into two sections: Part 1: Introduction by Professor Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, 10.00 am - -11.00 am and Part 2: Workshop/round-table discussions, 11.30 am - 4.30 pm. The workshop/round-table discussions section of this event provide attendees with a forum to examine common themes and challenges in the Athena SWAN agenda and was a good opportunity to discuss potential ways to address these in an effective action plan. This sharing of good practice section was primarily aimed at staff in STEM related Schools/Departments from Universities across the island who are involved in the Athena SWAN application process.
The workshop/round-table discussions were facilitated by 'engage' eParticipation technology software which gave participants the opportunity to contribute to discussions in real-time using tablets to collate information. An official report was compiled for all attendees at the end of the event.
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