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Equality and Diversity Programme


The current Equality and Diversity Programme includes specific projects aimed at addressing some of the challenges or obstacles to women at work in the University. One of these projects, the Women's Forum, aims to give women in the University an effective voice through a series of consultative seminars.

The objective of the seminars is to provide a forum for women at all levels to voice their concerns; to contribute to the development of the gender equality action plan and identify proposals for implementation by the University; and to facilitate special interest groups and networking.

Four seminars have taken place and further seminars will be held on:
Tuesday, 16 March (10 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
Friday, 23 April (12.30 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Thursday, 20 May (12.30 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Thursday, 17 June (10 a.m. to 1 p.m.)

Subject to demand, a ninth evening seminar may be held in the summer.

All women staff (academic, academic-related, contract research, and assistant staff) are welcome and are being personally invited to participate. If there are members of staff who have not received notification of this programme, or who are unable to make the date assigned to them, please contact the Assistant to the Equal Opportunities Officer to arrange alternative dates.

The seminars are facilitated by the University's Equal Opportunities Officer, Dr Felicity Hunt, and the Women's Forum Steering Group. The outcomes will be fed into the University's Equality and Diversity Programme, policy development, development of best practice, and the University's strategic planning.

Enquiries can be made to Sebastian Gillott, Assistant to the Equal Opportunities Officer (e-mail sg219@admin.cam.ac.uk).

Further information on the Women's Forum and the Equality and Diversity Programme can be found at http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/personnel/equality/.

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Cambridge University Reporter 13 February 2004
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