The Athena SWAN awards recognise and celebrate good practice in recruiting, retaining and promoting women in SET within Higher Education.
Sign up to the Academic Women's Forum mailing list. This list is used to circulate career development information and opportunities, and events which may be of interest. We welcome you to use the mailing list as a means of peer support. Please feel free to post questions relating to your career development and use the network to support others.
The Academic Women's Forum is a network led by Professor Christie Deaton (PHPC), Dr Anna Philpott (Oncology) and Dr Helle Jorgensen (Medicine) and supported by the NIHR Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre.
For PIs/Honorary Consultants...
We hold regular get-togethers on the Biomedical Campus to meet colleagues, share advice and experience, and develop ways to support both senior and junior academic women. If you would like to be added to the mailing list to receive information on forthcoming events, please email Victoria Smallbone: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone her on ext. 36804.
- If you are thinking of a career in academia
- If you have questions about career development
- If you would like advice about research outside of your supervisory relationships
- If you need a mentor
- If you just want someone to talk to about your career, your work, balancing the different pressures...
...then the senior academic women at the Biomedical Campus, listed on the Mentoring page, will be happy to hear from you.
A number of external funding opportunities are available.
Mentoring is a professional relationship in which one person shares knowledge, skills and experience to assist another in progressing their personal and professional growth, and building their confidence. It should not be confused with counselling, neither is it a substitute for supervision or sponsorship. A mentor is a sounding board, someone to explore ideas with, an empathetic motivator who is able to encourage and empower the mentee to find ways of resolving issues and achieving their goals.