‘Progression to Professor’ Workshops for Female Academics

The University is committed to addressing gender inequality and increasing diversity at management and policy-making levels and is doing so through actions included in the Athena SWAN Charter action plan and the Equality & Diversity Strategy Implementation Plan.

Our data indicates that fewer women apply for Professor and Reader positions but the success rate for those who do is higher than for men. What this tells us is that women might not feel confident to apply, even though they have the required qualifications.

We want to increase the number of female applicants to the Professoriate Committee in 2018, so in good time to prepare, we are holding two awareness-raising sessions at which female academics can get a clear understanding of the process and the required standards and hear first-hand from women who have achieved Professor status through the process.

Workshop 1: 16th Nov 11am-12.30pm, Room 2.10, Sandra Burslem Building.

To attend this session, please book via Eventbrite: https://progression-to-prof_workshop1.eventbrite.co.uk


Workshop 2: 11th Dec 12pm-1.30pm, Room 2.05 Sandra Burslem Building.

To attend this session, please book via Eventbrite: https://progression-to-prof_workshop2.eventbrite.co.uk


In the words of Dame Carol Black, Principal of Newnham College, Cambridge and senior policy advisor on work and health to the British Government, “You can’t get a job or promotion if you don’t apply for it, so put yourself forward”.

If you have any queries or specific needs, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Mona Patel, Equality & Diversity SpecialistExt. 3301 or E: mona.patel@mmu.ac.uk or Equality & Diversity Team – Ext. 6494 or E: Equalities@mmu.ac.uk