Celebrating women at Leeds

The University is planning a celebratory event to honour the academic and research achievements of female staff and postgraduate students working in science, technology, engineering, medicine & maths.

If you or a colleague have won a prize, medal or other external award of recognition for outstanding work during the period January 2011 to January 2012 we would like to hear from you. This could include a prize for professional or disciplinary achievements, for a competition entry, etc. We would like to receive nominations about and from:

  • postgraduate students
  • research fellows or associates
  • lecturers and readers
  • professors
  • research technicians

The University's Women in Science Engineering and Technology Network (WiSET) will host the event:

On: Thursday 10 May

At:  6.00-8.00pm

Professor Dame Athene Donald, Fellow of the Royal Society, 2009 L'Oreal/UNESCO Women in Science Laureate for Europe and former Chair of the Athene SWAN Forum will speak at an early evening Reception.

The event will also see the launch of a specially commissioned exhibition of photographic portraits of those nominated, to be opened by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Michael Arthur.  It is hoped that the exhibition will find a permanent home in the University and that this will become a regular event which receives both internal and external publicity.

Send your nominations, with 50-100 word description of what the award was and why it was won (plus any supporting web links) to Patricia Gray by Friday 16 March.  If more than four people are nominated in each category then selection for exhibition will aim to reflect the wide variety of work and disciplines at Leeds and will be at the discretion and final decision of the WiSET Steering Group.

A number of further guest places at the event will be made available for women from the wider STEMM community.  Details will be circulated nearer the time.

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