Teaching lab celebrates International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8th every year.  This year’s theme was Be Bold For Change, and highlighted the shocking statistic that, at current rates of change, the gender gap won’t close until 2168 (according to the World Economic Forum).  Female staff in the FBMH Teaching Labs posed for this photo to show their support for the campaign, but male staff benefit too from reducing the gender gap, particularly where family benefits such as parenting leave are concerned.  Thanks to Hayley Monk for this photo.

January networking event

At the end of January we hosted a coffee and networking event in the foyer of the Schuster building.  As well as tea, coffee and delicious cakes (what diet?), TEaM members had the opportunity to sign up for a professional registration workshop with the Science Council and a selection of tours of: the Animal Unit, the Manchester Museum and the Whitworth Art Gallery.  As a thank-you for coming to the event, those who signed up had the first opportunity to book a place: any places left after that were advertised to the whole TEaM email list.  Both the tours and the event proved really popular (80 people came to the event, and places on the workshop and tours went very quickly).  We’re planning on holding the networking events every 3 months, and have new tours to offer at these, as well as a newsletter.


Thanks so much to everyone who came and we hope to have much more to offer you over the coming weeks and months, watch out for updates!

Science Council Professional Registration Workshop

On Monday 20th February the Science Council was on campus to give a workshop to 17 technical staff about professional registration – how to apply, and what level (R. Sci. Tech, R. Sci or C. Sci) to apply for.

The workshop covered all the main competencies for professional registration which include: – Application of knowledge and understanding, Personal Responsibility, Interpersonal Skills, professional practice and professionalism. The workshop explored each competency and examples where given for the competencies giving staff detailed guidance on how to complete the application form in a timely and concise manner.

Feedback from the day was good; staff said that it was very useful and definitely helped with their applications.  TEaM will definitely be gauging interest for another one at the next coffee & networking event.