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Parent’s and Carers’ Network & WiSET speakers panel with Dr Sharon Strawbridge, the University of Southampton Vice-Chancellor & others Event

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
International Womens Week
14:00 - 16:00
15 March 2016
University of Southampton - Highfield Campus, Building 45, Room 2040

For more information regarding this event, please email Lisa Then at .

Event details

The Parents’ and Carers' Network and Women in Science, Engineering and Technology (WiSET) are delighted to confirm our equality and diversity event will be held at 2.00pm on Tuesday 15th March 2016 organised in celebration of International Women's Day 2016.


All staff and students are invited to attend. A panel of significant and inspiring speakers, including our Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Christopher Snowden will be sharing their thought provoking ambitions, experiences and challenges relating to equality and diversity during their careers and will be available to answer your questions.

The event will be open at 1.30pm where free cakes, tea, coffee and tea will be served. Talks will begin at 2.00pm.

Follow us on twitter @UoSPCNetwork #Equalityforall


Panel discussions

2.00pm – Kamaljit Kerridge-Poonia, Head of Diversity, University of Southampton - Welcome

2.10pm – Dr Emma White, Assistant Director of the Administrative Data Research Centre for England

2.30pm – Andy Cast, Head of Business Partnering and Chair of the University LGBT Network, University of Southampton – ‘An alternative family – different, but the same’

2.50pm – Professor Marika Taylor, Professor of Theoretical Physics, Chair of Athena Swan Committee, University of Southampton - 'Diversity in Physics'

3.10pm – Dr Sharon Strawbridge, Senior Lecturer, Physics and Astronomy, University of Exeter

3.40pm – Q&A

4.00pm – Professor Sir Christopher Snowden, Vice-Chancellor, University of Southampton 'Equality & Diversity at the University of Southampton'

4.15pm – Q&A for the V-C

4.30pm – Kamaljit Kerridge-Poonia, Head of Diversity, University of Southampton - Final remarks and close

Speaker information

Professor Sir Christopher Snowden,University of Southampton Vice Chancellor

Andy Cast ,Head of Human Resources Business Partnering and Chair of LGBT Staff Network

Professor Marika Taylor,Professor of theoretical physics in Mathematical Sciences at the University of Southampton

Dr Sharon Strawbridge,Women in Science Engineering and Technology ,Senior Lecturer (Education and Scholarship)

Dr Emma White,The Administrative Data Research Network,Assistant Director of the Administrative Data Research Centre for England

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