Programme

Setting the gender agenda in higher education

10:00 - 10:30

Registration and welcome refreshments

10:30 - 10:45

Opening remarks

Speakers
10:45 - 11:15

Setting the gender agenda in higher education

Speakers
11:15 - 11:30

The researcher journey through a gender lens: A global examination of research participation, career progression and perceptions

Speakers
11:30 - 12:30

Promoting gender equality in research and innovation

In this session we will explore the crucial initiatives needed to diversify research teams and improve outcomes for gender-based innovation. Experts will discuss issues relating to gender disparity and bias to promote the equality and status of women in world-class research.
Chair
Speakers
12:30 - 13:30

Networking lunch

13:30 - 14:30

Breakout session 1: Mind the gender pay gap

As more universities begin to release their latest gender pay reports, academia once again finds itself falling short. The panel will discuss the reasons behind the persistent gender pay gap, what measures need to be taken in the future to close it, and what university employers could learn from industry.
Speakers
13:30 - 14:30

Breakout session 2: Tackling harassment and gender-based violence on campus

Universities have fallen short in recent times over their failure to tackle increasing cases of discrimination and gender-based violence on campus. So, what initiatives are needed to raise awareness of such cases and reduce the likelihood of future incidents taking place?
Chair
14:30 - 15:00

Networking refreshments

15:00 - 16:00

Leading the way: Why are there so few female university leaders?

Alarmingly few of the world's top universities are led by women and progress to elevate them into the apex of university leadership has been slow. Our panel of female leaders will discuss their journey to senior leadership, the obstacles they have overcome and how more women can break through the higher education glass ceiling. THE's rankings editor Ellie Bothwell will also reveal the top 200 universities led by women, according to data from the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
Chair
Speakers
16:00 - 17:00

Gender over race?

As progress towards gender parity continues within the sector, we will ask if this has taken precedence over race in the journey to equality. Black and ethnic minority academics continue to be under-represented across academia and so, during this session, we will explore the persistent racial inequalities that are neglected in higher education and discuss what needs to change.
Chair
Speakers
17:00 - 17:10

Closing remarks


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