Lena Wäggren: Conferencing While Casualised: on Privilege and Precarity in UK Higher Education

Lena Wånggren  Conferencing while casualised: on privilege and precarity in UK higher education Many academics say that if there is one thing they need, in a marketised university system which demands constant productivity and quick results, it is more time – time to read, to write, to think, to do research, to attend conferences, to…

Katy Pilcher: Resisting (Hetero)Sexism, Resisting the Neoliberalisation of the University

Katy Pilcher, Aston University Resisting (hetero)sexism, resisting the neoliberalisation of the university: Thinking creatively about the teaching and learning of ‘sensitive’ issues surrounding gender and sexualities as a mode of resistance Drawing upon undergraduate student’s narratives, this research argues that thinking creatively about the teaching and learning of ‘sensitive’ issues surrounding gender and sexualities can…

Critical report on Athena SWAN Published

Many thanks to Ruth Pearce on the FWSA Mailing List for drawing our attention to this report on the work of Athena SWAN; please see below for further details from Ruth: Dear colleagues, Earlier this year I emailed about a project I was undertaking at Warwick's Centre for the Study of Women and Gender with…

Event: Gendering Academic Mobility: International Perspectives

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY EVENT hosted by SRHE International Research and Researchers Network with AMIN – Academic Mobilities and Immobilities Network (University of Warwick) and CSWG - Centre for the Study of Women and Gender (University of Warwick)   “Gendering Academic Mobility: International Perspectives”   8th March 2017, University of Warwick, Coventry  Venue: IAS Seminar Room,…

Call for Participation: Prevent Closure of MA Women’s Studies at Bangor

The MA Women's Studies programme has been taught in Bangor University (North Wales) since 1994.  Sitting within the School of Lifelong Learning, it has provided an accessible opportunity for many women (local women in particular) to take-up part-time study. Yet after employing financial consultants Deloitte to review its financial situation, Bangor University has announced that…

Event: Certifying Equality? A critical conversation on Athena SWAN and equality accreditation

Certifying Equality? A critical conversation on Athena SWAN and equality accreditation Friday 17th February, 10am-5pm. Wolfson Research Exchange, University of Warwick Library. You are warmly invited to attend a one-day critical discussion on the challenges and opportunities presented by Athena SWAN. This event will bring together colleagues who work on creating, supporting and evaluating submissions,…

Doctoral Students’ Perceptions of Academia

By Rachel Handforth Doctoral study has traditionally been thought of as the start of an academic career, with doctoral students working as ‘apprentices’. However, the influx of PhD students into UK higher education over recent years, and the lack of investment in early career positions in universities, has led to increased competition for academic jobs.…