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Certifying Equality? A critical conversation on Athena SWAN and equality accreditation

Friday 17th February: 10am - 5pm (registration from 9:30am)certifying_equality_poster.png
Wolfson Research Exchange, University of Warwick Library

You are warmly invited to attend a one-day critical discussion on the challenges and opportunities afforded by Athena SWAN.

This event will bring together colleagues who work on creating, supporting and evaluating submissions, with researchers who have been studying Athena SWAN and other equality and diversity monitoring mechanisms.

The emphasis during the day will be upon cross-disciplinary conversation, with a focus on discussion, debate, and ideas around how we can support one another in bringing about real change in our institutions.


Register to attend

This is a free event, but numbers are limited and registration is required.

To reserve a place, please complete this registration form.


Agenda

Questions addressed during the day will include:

  • What's new about Athena SWAN - and what's changing?
  • How can we use equality charters such as Athena SWAN to improve our institutions?
  • How can we bring a feminist perspective to Athena SWAN submissions?
  • How can we take an intersectional approach to Athena SWAN submissions?
  • What are the limitations of equality charters such as Athena SWAN?
  • What might be "missing" from equality charters such as Athena SWAN?
  • How would we like to see Athena SWAN change the future?

In addition to talks and panels throughout the day, we will be facilitating two 'open' sessions in which attendees are encouraged to share their thoughts and experiences.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided during the day.


Speakers

We are still finalising details for a number panel discussions through the day. Speakers will, however, include:

Sandra Beaufoy (Equality and Diversity Network, University of Warwick).
Kat Gupta (Department of Communication, Media and Culture, Oxford Brookes University).
Tiffany Page (Department of Media and Communications, Goldsmiths College).
Georgia Kremmyda (School of Engineering, University of Warwick).
Sharifah Sekalala (School of Law, University of Warwick).
Maria Tsouroufli (Institute of Education, University of Wolverhampton)
Charoula Tzanakou (Politics and International Studies, University of Warwick).
David Wyatt (Primary Care & Public Health Sciences, King's College London).


Accessibility

The event will be taking place on the third-floor extension of the Library.

Information on disabled access to the building can be found here.

We are currently looking into options for free childcare at the event. If you would want use this service, please indicate on the registration form, and we will update you as soon as we can.

A gender-neutral accessible toilet is available on the second-floor extension of the Library. It is positioned next to a lift that will take you to the third floor, just around the corner from the Research Exchange.

If you have any queries about access for the event, please email Ruth Pearce: r.pearce [at] warwick.ac.uk

 

Event organised by the Centre for the Study of Women and Gender and the Department of Sociology's "Inequalities and Social Change" Research Cluster, with the generous support of Warwick's Equality and Diversity Office and the Faculty of Social Sciences