Published March 22, 2013
We’ve had a big changeover recently as old committee members leave and new ones have arrived to carry on the good work! So we’re saying goodbye to Salzitsa, Diana, Aleks, and Anna – thanks for all your hard work and I’ve really enjoyed working on events with you. We’re welcoming Aurora (evaluation), Helen (treasurer), Asmi, and Louise (secretary) – thanks for joining us! Eva will also be taking on a role as our room booking and catering guru.
Look out for events being planned for the end of April!
Published February 19, 2013
28th February 12 noon
SEMS seminar room, 3rd floor of SEMS building, Mile End Campus.
We hear anecodotes about sexism in employment but what’s the evidence for bias against women in science? Come and hear senior academics and researchers into equality and diversity explain recent research. There’ll be time for a panel discussion and questions from the audience. Lunch and coffee provided!
The Women in Science and Engineering Society (WISE) was set up in 2008 as an informal group for Queen Mary postgraduates and postdocs interested in female participation in science. We want to discuss career paths, make contacts with senior scientists and provide encouragement to students and postdocs at QM. Men as well as women are welcome!
Lucinda Hall graduated in Biology from the University of York in 1978, and gained her PhD from the University of Glasgow in 1981. She joined what was then the London Hospital Medical College in 1986 following four and a half years of post-doctoral research in molecular biology at the University of Geneva. She became Professor of Molecular Microbiology in 2010 and was elected Centre Lead for the Centre for Immunology and Infectious Disease in 2009.
Emily Yarrow is a PhD candidate in The Centre for Equality and Diversity (CRED) and is researching equality and diversity issues in the Research Excellence Framework (REF). Emily has a strong commercial background with experience in finance and business, and she has studied in Edinburgh, Sweden and Newcastle. Emily’s research interests include RAE/REF datasets, equality and diversity, early career academics, and educational inequalities.
Published February 8, 2013
Hi there wise members,
A belated new year to you and I hope the start of the academic year is going well for you. You’re probably knee-deep in experiments and paper writing by now…I hope the holidays aren’t too distant a memory!
What has the WISE committee been up to?
Joanne has taken over from Nela as chair of WISE. We’re sorry to see Nela go as a really dynamic and excellent leader of WISE. She’s taking a break to start writing up her thesis. Thank you Nela for all your hard work! As ever, you can contact WISE by posting here or emailing wiseqmul”at”googlemail.com
We had a committee social at the lovely Ariana restaurant in Mile End – and caught up with our holiday news!
And we’ve been planning the spring events. The first of which is on the 28th February at lunchtime, and will tackle the evidence for employment bias against women in science. We hope you can come along – please save the date.
Finally we’re looking for committee members to replace friends that will be leaving. Anyone is welcome, from undergrads to lecturers at QM. It doesn’t need to be a big time commitment and will look great on CVs. Please email us at wiseqmul”at”googlemail.com for more info.
See you soon!
WISE@QMUL (Women in Science and Engineering) presents our final event of the term – ‘Parenting and Careers’. Everyone is welcome to this informal networking event exploring how to combine family life with an academic career. There will be plenty of opportunities to question our panel of student and staff parents, as well as short talks from QMUL HR. We’ll finish up with relaxed networking over refreshments.
Come along to Room UPC (148a) in the SEMS building on the Mile End Road Campus, 12.00-14.00 on Thursday 6 December. To help us get an idea of numbers, please register for this event here (use code: RW204). The timetable for the event is:
12.30 Sam Holborn (HR Consultant for Science and Engineering)
12.40 Bertille Calinaud (Diversity Specialist)
12.50 Panel chaired by Marina Resmini with QMUL staff: Jeanne Wilson, Jo Cordy, Lourdes Agapito and QMUL students: Colombine Gardair and Sara Heitlinger
WISE is an inclusive society aiming to provide information and a networking platform for those interested in female participation in science. We welcome men as well as women, and academics from undergraduate level to professors.
More details on our speakers and panel:
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Women in Science and Engineering (WISE@QMUL) presents an exciting networking and seminar event ‘Women in Entrepreneurship’. This will appeal to anyone working or interested in setting up their own business. Come along and hear some interesting speakers, question them on a Q&A panel, and network with like-minded people over refreshments!
The event will be held on Wednesday 14 November, 4-6 pm in room 1.28 in the Arts One building on Queen Mary’s Mile End Campus. Register for this event at www.learninginstitute.qmul.ac.uk/booking (use code: RW203). Registration is free.
Published October 10, 2012
WISE@QMUL (Women in Science and Engineering at Queen Mary, University of London) presents our first meeting of the term – ‘Women in Leadership’. Speakers will tackle issues they believe challenge women in leadership, and possible ways of overcoming these. The event will be held in The Shield on the Charterhouse campus (map information below) from 4-6pm on Wednesday 24th October. A provisional agenda is as follows:
Published October 1, 2012
After some successful publicity talks at inductions for new students, the WISE committee is busy planning our first event of the new term. We’re jumping straight in with a Women in Leadership event (aim high!), and so far have speakers confirmed from Queen Mary’s Learning Institute and also from Aspire Leadership . This event is going to be held on Queen Mary’s Charterhouse campus to mark the integration of medicine and dentistry students and staff into WISE. Charterhouse is a short tube ride away from the Mile End and Whitechapel campuses, and we’d really like as many people to attend as possible! So put the 24th into diaries and get ready for some networking, interesting speakers and your chance to question them!