Programme of Events

To celebrate International Women’s Day 2018 there are a series of events taking place across the campuses:

Exeter campuses

Date: Thursday 8th March
Time: 12:30pm - 3:00pm 
Address: Woodbridge Restaurant, Reed Hall, University of Exeter, EX4 4QR

Join us to celebrate International Women’s Day, 2018. We will be joined by record-breaking rower, Laura Penhaul, who will be sharing her experiences and wisdom after leading a team of six women on a gruelling 9,000 nautical mile row across the Pacific Ocean.
Exeter University is hosting this International Women’s day event in partnership with Michelmores and supported by Warwick Events and Events Exeter and we will be joined by colleagues from the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust.

Following Laura’s talk, there will be an opportunity for Q&A with an expert panel where we will be exploring ways of empowering women to overcome barriers at work and discussing how we can accelerate gender parity.

Event schedule:

• 12:30 -1:00pm: Networking opportunity
• 1:00- 2:00pm: Laura Penhaul – Keynote presentation
• 2:00- 2.15pm: Comfort break
• 2:15 –3:00pm: Panel Q&A
• 3:00pm: Close

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University of Exeter Business School are sponsoring this event – UEBS employees please book your spaces here

Date: Thursday 8th March
Time: 10:00-12:00
Address: Seminar Room A, Living Systems Building, University of Exeter, EX4 4QD

This year, for International Women’s Day the Doctoral College will be running an event which celebrates the work and commitment of our inspirational female and non-binary PGRs and ECRs. The event will give PGRs and ECRs the opportunity to share their research or experiences, and allow them to network with senior women in academic and non-academic roles across the institution.  

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Date: Thursday 8th March
Time: 5:30 pm
Address: PMS Lecture Theatre, RILD Building, Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, Barrack Road, Exeter, Ex2 4WD

Joining the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust we have a number of places available to University employees and students to enjoy a film night being held at PMS, RILD.

The film ‘EMBRACE’ is a documentary that follows body image activist Taryn Brumfitt’s crusade as she explores the issue of body loathing, inspiring us to change the way we feel about ourselves and think about our bodies. Embrace uncovers why poor body image has become a global epidemic and what women everywhere can do to have a brighter future.

Drinks available from 5:30pm.

Post-movie Q&A with Gill Wilson (Body Image Movement)

All welcome including children 11 years old and over.

Book your place for Embrace Film Night

Date: Wednesday 7th March
Time: 12:00 - 14:00
Address: Council Chamber, Northcote House, University of Exeter

We warmly invite you to join us for the relaunch of the University of Exeter Parents and Carers Network.

We are excited to host two speakers, Jenny Hogbin from Family Matters - a very successful Parents and Carers Network established by colleagues within Lloyds Banking Group, and also a speaker from Devon Carers a local charity that specialises in providing information to individuals and families with caring responsibilities.

This event will be the first of an ongoing series of informal Lunch and Learn networking sessions to provide support and helpful information for parents and carers across the University. We will be using the event to welcome feedback from attendees and all parents and carers about how they would like the network to evolve, and suggestions for future events and initiatives to enhance their support and inclusion.

This is an inclusive parents and carers network that welcomes all parents and carers including those in same sex relationships. All staff and PGR students are welcome to attend, so please come along to share your views.

We know that being a parent / carer is not just a role for women, but we wanted to advertise the new network alongside IWD to get as much publicity and awareness as possible for this support group.

Book for Parents and Carers Network launch

Exeter

Date: Thursday 8th March
Time: 12:00-13:00pm
Address: St Luke's Campus, Baring Court 220, University of Exeter, EX4 4QD

The University of Exeter Medical School would like to invite all female staff and their male allies, to join us for a celebration of International Women’s Day. Our Streatham and Truro events are an opportunity for staff within the College to get to know each other, learn about the work of colleagues, and to celebrate the work that is being done to achieve gender parity in medicine and health.

For staff in Exeter, an informal networking lunch will be taking place in Baring Court 220 from 12:00 – 13:00.

Date: Thursday 8 March
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Address: Forum, Seminar Rm 1, University of Exeter

The Academic Woman Network invite you to come and meet them informally to hear more about the Network. Currently an online forum, this first face to face network event will bring together current members and invite others to hear about the work they do.

The Academic Woman aims to increase gender equality in academia through awareness raising, capacity building and networking for women in (or those aspiring to be in) academia.

Cornwall campuses

Cornwall

Date: Thursday 8th March
Time: 9:00-10:00am
Address: The Atrium at the Knowledge Spa, Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro TR1 3HD

The University of Exeter Medical School would like to invite all female staff and their male allies, to join us for a celebration of International Women’s Day. This Truro event is an opportunity for staff within the College to get to know each other, learn about the work of colleagues, and to celebrate the work that is being done to achieve gender parity in medicine and health.

For staff in Cornwall, an International Women’s Day Breakfast will be taking place in The Atrium at the Knowledge Spa, Truro. There will be pastries, fruit, tea, and coffee from 9am – 10am.

Date: Thursday 8th March
Time: 12:00-14:00am
Address: Exchange Blue, Penryn Campus

This year, for International Women’s Day the Doctoral College will be running an event on Thursday 8 March 2018 12:00-14:00 which celebrates the work and commitment of our inspirational female and non-binary PGRs and ECRs. The event will give PGRs and ECRs the opportunity to share their research or experiences, and allow them to network with senior women in academic and non-academic roles across the institution.

The event will include talks from PGRs/ECRs about their research, a panel of female academics to talk about their experiences and to take any questions being rounded off with the chance to network.

Other

London

Date: Thursday 8th March

A high-profile conference to examine the world’s future energy systems will also showcase the work of inspirational women across the sector, to mark international Women’s Day on Thursday March 8. 

The University of Exeter’s pioneering Energy Policy Group, based at its Penryn campus in Cornwall, is organising the conference as part of its high profile IGov project. The event is also supported by the EPSRC. 
The event will focus on the period of fundamental change that the global energy sector is experiencing, due to the emergence of new technologies, economic challenges, business models and transforming social preferences. 
As the conference coincides with International Women’s Day, it will also celebrate the achievements of women in energy and aims to help address the lack of visibility of female leaders in the sector. All speakers at the event are women in different stages of their careers across the energy sector– including industry, academia, regulation, government, and communities and civil society.

Speakers include Cathryn Scott from Ofgem, Katy Black from the National Infrastructure Commission and Professor Catherine Mitchell, from the University of Exeter. 

For more information about the conference visit http://projects.exeter.ac.uk/igov/innovation-and-governance-for-future-energy-systems/ or email Jess Britton at j.britton@exeter.ac.uk