Tuesday, 11 May 2021

Intercultural Awareness & Communication training

EDI training

This course is designed to increase cultural awareness among NUI Galway staff members working with international students and/or in an intercultural environment, and to foster better interactions and communication between staff and international students.

The workshop will encourage participants to explore their own assumptions and preconceptions about other cultures, as well as creating awareness of their own cultural heritage and how it affects their world views, values and assumptions. The session also encourages participants to focus on their communication style, and how it is affected by culture, as well as the importance of non-verbal communication signals and the way these affect the communication process. The session is interactive and draws upon participants' own experiences.

The next workshops will take place online via Zoom on the following dates:

  • Tuesday 11th May: 10am-1pm
  • Thursday 13th May: 2pm-5pm

Please register your interest on the Staff Training and Development courses page

 
 

Location: Online, via Zoom    
Time: Tues 11th May: 10am-1pm; Thurs13th May: 2pm-5pm

Wednesday, 19 May 2021

Ramp-up (post-maternity) Workshop

EDI training

The Office of the Vice President for Equality and Diversity is working with the assistance of an organisation called Mumager (www.mumager.ie) to provide support to new parents returning to work following maternity / adoptive leave. 

If you are due to return, or have recently returned, from maternity/adoptive leave you are invited to attend this 3-hour "Ramp-up" programme for a small group (6 - 15 approx.) of women to help prepare and support you in adjusting back to the workplace. The workshop focuses on the transition back into the working environment and on re-defining values, establishing boundaries between work and home, overcoming guilt and building resilience.

The workshop takes places in January and June each year. The next available session will take place online on Wednesday, May 19th, 2021 from 10am - 1pm

For more information or to register your interest, please contact VPequalityanddiversity@nuigalway.ie

Location: Online, via Zoom    
Time: May 19th, 10am-1pm

Monday, 8 March 2021

International Women's Week 2021

International Women's Week 2021 banner

The Office of the Vice President for Equality and Diversity is delighted to invite you to attend a series of events from 8-12 March to celebrate International Women’s Day 2021.

Please register for your choice of events by clicking on the links below.

Monday March 8th, 12:30pm

On the occasion of International Women's Day, Catherine Connolly, TD and Leas-Cheann Chomhairle, is to deliver an address on the theme 'Using Your Voice' on the invitation of the University Women's Network.

To obtain Zoom joining link, please REGISTER HERE

Catherine Connolly - Keynote speaker

Monday March 8th, 1pm - 2pm

Whitaker webinars presents ‘Engendering the macroeconomy. Current efforts and future directions. 

Speakers: Professor Maria S. Floro, American University in Washington DC, Dr Srinivas Raghavendra, NUI Galway. Hosted by Dr Nata Duvvury, NUI Galway.

Register here

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Tuesday March 9th, 12pm - 1pm

The Office of the Vice President for Equality and Diversity is delighted to present Kerrie Power, CEO of HEAnet, who will be speaking about women and tech in her talk 'kpow: bucking the trend'

To obtain Zoom joining link, please REGISTER HERE.

 

 

 Kerrie Power profile photo
Wednesday March 10th, 11am - 12pm

The Office of the Vice President for Equality and Diversity, in association with the College of Science and Engineering, NUI Galway present Dr Anushree Dwivedi, R&D Engineer, CERENOVUS, part of Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies, who will be speaking about her career in science and engineering, and her journey to where she is at now in her talk ‘Careers have no gender – Dream big; Achieve big' (WiSTEM2D program). 

Dr Dwivedi will be joined by Aoibhín Sheedy, NUI Galway Biomedical Engineering PhD Candidate and NUIG WiSTEM Founder and Auditor 20/21, who will be providing an overview of the NUIG WiSTEM society.

To obtain Zoom joining link, please REGISTER HERE

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Wednesday March 10th, 12pm - 1pm

The Office of the Vice President for Equality and Diversity is delighted to invite Dr Sinead Ring, Maynooth University and Professor Jason Last, University College Dublin, to participate in a panel discussion on 'Implementing the Consent Framework in Irish HEIs', facilitated by Dr Pádraig Mac Neela, NUI Galway.

To obtain the Zoom joining linkplease REGISTER HERE

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Thursday March 11th, 1pm - 2pm

The Office of the Vice President for Equality and Diversity is delighted to present Professor Molly Byrne, NUI Galway for her talk: 'The Irish response to the COVID-19 pandemic: The case for diversity and inclusion?’

To obtain the Zoom joining link, please REGISTER HERE

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Friday March 12th, 12pm - 1pm

The Office of the Vice President for Equality and Diversity is delighted to present Clíona O'LearyDeputy Head of Television Sport, RTE, for her talk: ‘Sport and Media: A Gender Perspective’,

To obtain the Zoom joining link, please REGISTER HERE

 Clíona O'Leary - profile photo
Friday March 12th, 2pm - 3:30pm

NUI Galway International Staff Network is hosting a webinar: 
‘International perspectives: Celebrating Women in Research', during which International Colleagues will explore how their perspectives and experiences impact their research. 

Speakers will include: Dr Nata Duvvury, NUI Galway, Dr Katarzyna Goljanek-Whysall, NUI Galway, Dr Ioanna Tourkochoriti, NUI Galway, and Adriana Cardinot, PhD candidate, NUI Galway.

Find out more and REGISTER HERE.

 

 

 ISN event - speaker profiles

Location: Online, via Zoom    
Time: First event takes place Monday March 8th @ 12:30pm

Friday, 5 February 2021

Launch of Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Strategy 2020-2025 & EDI Annual Report 2019/20

You can watch a recording of the launch here

Launch of EDI Strategy 2020-2025 & EDI Annual Report 2019/20

Location: Online, via Zoom    
Time: 11am - 11:30am

Monday, 1 February 2021

Athena SWAN Town Hall 2021

Athena Swan - NUI Galway

Our colleagues on the Institutional SAT (Self-Assessment Team) are in the process of developing our application to renew NUI Galway’s Athena Swan Bronze accreditation. 

The Office of the Vice-President for Equality and Diversity would like to invite all colleagues to join an Athena SWAN Town Hall on Monday February 1st, at either 11am or 1pm, via Zoom.

The purpose of this meeting is to provide an update to all staff on the continued Athena SWAN and Equality agenda and to highlight the action plan and the work that is still to be done.

We would encourage everyone to attend this information event, where there will be an opportunity to provide input and feedback as part of the Athena SWAN staff consultation process.

Join as at 11am via this link or 1pm via this link.

Location: Online via Zoom    
Time: 11am and 1pm

Wednesday, 20 January 2021

Ramp-up Post-Maternity Workshop

EDI training

The Office of the Vice President for Equality and Diversity is working with the assistance of an organisation called Mumager (www.mumager.ie) to provide support to new parents returning to work following maternity / adoptive leave. 

If you are due to return, or have recently returned, from maternity/adoptive leave you are invited to attend this 3-hour "Ramp-up" programme for a small group (6 - 15 approx.) of women to help prepare and support you in adjusting back to the workplace. The workshop focuses on the transition back into the working environment and on re-defining values, establishing boundaries between work and home, overcoming guilt and building resilience.

The workshop takes places in January and June each year. The next available session will take place online on Thursday, January 20th, 2021 from 10am - 1pm

For more information or to register your interest, please contact VPequalityanddiversity@nuigalway.ie

Location: Online    
Time: 10:00 - 13:00

Monday, 14 December 2020

Disability Awareness

EDI training

Disability awareness training has been designed to support the roll out of the staff guide to Disability in the Workplace. The training is for all staff and in particular, any staff member who has a responsibility for another staff member i.e. line managers and PIs.

The workshop will include the following:

  • Information on the models of disability with particular emphasis on the social model in the context of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD)
  • Participants will be encouraged to explore their own attitudes towards disability and accessibility
  • Identifying barriers students and staff with disabilities face and how to remove these barriers
  • An overview of the relevant legislation (Disability Act and Employment Equality legislation) and how it relates to the employment of people with disabilities in NUI Galway
  • Why it is important that NUI Galway promotes an inclusive environment for staff and students beyond mere compliance with legislation
  • An introduction to, and overview of the NUI Galway Staff Guide to Disability in the Workplace (including disclosing a disability and requesting a reasonable accommodation)
  • The role & responsibility of NUI Galway line managers and PIs in respect of supporting and accommodating a staff member with a disability

The next workshop will take place on Monday December 14th 2020, 10am-1pm.

Please register your interest on the Staff Development Courses Page.

Location: Online    
Time: 10:00 - 13:00

Thursday, 14 January 2021

Intercultural Awareness & Communication

EDI training

This course is designed to increase cultural awareness among NUI Galway staff members working with international students and/or in an intercultural environment, and to foster better interactions and communication between staff and international students.

The workshop will encourage participants to explore their own assumptions and preconceptions about other cultures, as well as creating awareness of their own cultural heritage and how it affects their world views, values and assumptions. The session also encourages participants to focus on their communication style, and how it is affected by culture, as well as the importance of non-verbal communication signals and the way these affect the communication process. The session is interactive and draws upon participants' own experiences.

The next workshop is taking place on Thursday January 14th 2020, from 9:30am-12:30pm.

Please register your interest on the Staff Training and Development courses page

Location: Online    
Time: 09:30 - 12:30

Monday, 23 September 2019

Aurora Info Session 2019/20

Aurora Programme

The OVPED will shortly seek applications for the 2019/20 Aurora women-only leadership development programme.

 We will hold an information session on the Aurora programme on Monday, 23rd September at 12:00 in THB-G011 Seminar Room, Hardiman Building. If you would like to find out more about the programme and selection process please come along. All staff members are welcome.

Further information is available on the OVPED website.‌

Location: THB-G011 Hardiman Building    
Time: 12:00

Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Unconscious Bias: Lunch & Learn Dec 2019

EDI training

You're invited to join an All Staff Training on Unconscious Bias

This short Lunch & Learn training programme is designed to give all staff a general understanding of why it is important that we are aware of our own biases and allow us to understand the impact of unconscious bias in daily interactions and decision-making. Unconscious bias training enables participants to recognise their own biases thereby helping them to make more inclusive and objective decisions. 

The Unconscious Bias Lunch and Learn workshops aim to:

  • Create awareness of unconscious bias
  • Provide an understanding of the impact of unconscious bias in decision-making
  • Equip participants to take action to counteract impact of unconscious bias

 All staff members are invited to attend this 45 min Introductory Unconscious Bias Training session on Dec 10th from 12:30- 13:15, AMB-G036, lunch included.

Please register your attendance on the Staff Development Courses Website.

This all staff session is not intended to satisfy the unconscious bias recruitment & selection training.  

Location: AMB-G036 Arts Mill    
Time: 12:30 to 13:15

Tuesday, 17 September 2019

EDI Project Showcase 2019

Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Project Showcase

Join the Office of the Vice President for Equality & Diversity at an EDI Project exhibition from 12:00, Sept 17th to 16:00, Sept 18th in the Lower Aula Maxima.

Come celebrate and learn more about the hard work and enthusiasm of our colleagues and students across campus. Find out more about the EDI Project Fund and how we can all contribute to furthering a culture of inclusion at NUI Galway. The EDI Project Fund will open again soon for 2019/20 applications.

 The EDI Project Showcase will be open to everyone from Sept 17th – 18th to drop in and review the exhibition.

You are also invited to join us to launch the exhibition and hear from the project teams.

 Launch: 12:00, Sept 17th

Venue: Quadrangle, Aula Maxima, Ground Floor

Location: Aula Maxima (Ground Floor)    
Time: 12:00

Monday, 13 May 2019

2019 Research Capacity Building Grant Lunch

Networking Information Session & Lunch

The Office of the Vice-President for Equality and Diversity invite all those interested in applying for the 2019 round of Athena SWAN Mid-Career Lecturer Research Capacity Building Grants to join us for lunch on May 13th from 12:00 to 13:30 in the Lower Aula Maxima.

The lunch will acknowledge the 2018 recipients of the grant, and bring together all past recipients to enable networking and discussion.  The 2019 call for applications opened in April and those interested in applying are encouraged to attend to learn from past recipient's experience in applying for, and using this grant. 

If you are interested in attending and learning more please RSVP here.

If you would like further information the grant call is managed through your College via the Vice-Deans for Research, so College specific application questions can be  directed to your Vice-Dean. You may also contact the Office of the Vice-President for Equality and Diversity, VPequalityanddiversity@nuigalway.ie 

Location: Aula Maxima (Ground Floor)    
Time: 12:00 to 13:30

Friday, 8 March 2019

International Women's Week 2019

NUI Galway International Womens Week Banner

The Office of the Vice-President for Equality and Diversity invite you to join NUI Galway in celebration of International Women's Week 2019 from 4-8 March.

Monday, March 4th

LGBT+ Staff Network Present

Queer Women in Higher Education Open Forum

12:30-13:30, AS203 River Room

Public Event - More information here

Tuesday, March 5th

School of Law Present

"Women on Supreme Courts"

18:00, Lecture theatre, Human Biology Building

Public event - More information here

Wednesday, March 6th

InnovateHER Present

"NUI Galway Women in Innovation: Changing Perceptions and Inspiring Growth in Medtech"

12:30-14:00, The View, Áras na Mac Léinn

Public event - More information here

Human Resources Present

Launch of the Anti-Bullying Policy

14:30-15:30, AS203 River Room

Staff event - More information here

Thursday, March 7th

NUI Galway and Dress for Success Dublin Present

"Equality in the Workplace"

12:00-14:00, Aula Maxima Ground Floor

Public event - More information here

"First Steps to Success - Owning your worth and planning the game strategy with Sonya Lennon"

16:00-17:30, Lecture theatre, Human Biology Building

Student/staff event - More information here

The OVPED Present

"Pat's portrait: In conversation with Artist and Subject"

Una Sealy  and Dr Pat Morgan

16:00, University Art Gallery, Quadrangle

Public event - More information here

Friday, March 8th
International Women's Day

University Women's Network Present

Launch of the Sheehy Skeffington Distinguished Lecture Series

Inaugural lecture: " Standing up to injustice: my Sheehy Skeffington legacy"

Dr Micheline Sheehy Skeffington

12:30-14:00, Aula Maxima Ground Floor

Public event - More information here

Running All Week 4-8 March at NUI Galway

Brilliant women: To mark Engineers Week (2 – 8 March) and International Women’s Day (8 March), NUI Galway will project images of two of its most inspiring and remarkable alumnae – Emily Anderson and Alice Perry. Their images will be visible every evening from Monday to Friday in the historic heart of the University in the Quadrangle from 7.00pm to 10.00pm.  Visitors are invited to come to the Quad to see these brilliant women recognised at their alma mater.

Location: NUI Galway campus    
Time: 4-8 March 2019

Friday, 18 October 2019

Women in Leadership Seminar 2019

Event Women in Leadership Seminar

The Vice President for Equality and Diversity and the NUI Galway Athena SWAN SAT are delighted to announce the

Third Annual Athena SWAN

Women in Leadership Seminar 

“Diversity and Inclusion: a corporate and personal journey”
Ms Mairéad Nayager
Chief HR Officer, Diageo

Mairéad is Diageo’s Chief HR Officer and a member of the Diageo Executive Committee, a role she’s held since October 2015. Diageo plc has been ranked as the fourth most diverse and inclusive workplace in the Thomson Reuters Global Diversity and Inclusion Index, and Diageo North America has been named in the top ten companies for board diversity and top five for inclusive culture by Diversity MBA. Mairéad has spearheaded the work to close the gender pay gap at Diageo.

18 Oct 2019, 12.30 pm – 1.30 pm

Arts Millennium, AM200

Register Attendance Here

Location: Arts Millennium, AM200    
Time: 12:30

Monday, 28 January 2019

Athena SWAN School Workshops Jan 2019

Athena SWAN Bronze Award Logo

Victoria Brownlee, AdvanceHE Athena SWAN Programme Manager for Ireland, will visit NUI Galway on 28 & 29 January to facilitate workshops for Schools who are considering and/or preparing an application for Athena SWAN accreditation. The workshops will provide an overview of the application process with workshop activities and time for discussion.

We would encourage established EDI committees or Self-assessment Team members from all Schools to attend these sessions – details below. Both workshops will cover the same information so you can attend whichever is most convenient. Please confirm your attendance to VPequalityanddiversity@nuigalway.ie 

Date:     Monday 28 January

Venue: THB-G011 Seminar Room

Time:     14.00 – 15.30

OR

 Date:     Tuesday, 29 January

 Venue: THB-G010 Seminar Room

Time:     10.00 – 11.30

Location: Hardiman Building - Seminar Rooms    
Time: 14:00 or 10:00

Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Becoming an LGBT+ Ally Dec 2019

LGBT Ally Programme symbol

Have you heard about the NUI Galway LGBT+ Ally Programme?

The Ally Programme at NUI Galway is a member based initiative working towards increasing the knowledge, awareness, and support of LGBT+ colleagues and students. In partnership with individuals and Schools/Units, the LGBT+ Ally Programme aims to create a safe and inclusive environment for staff and students of all sexual identities and genders at NUI Galway and to advocate for a culture of equality, diversity, and inclusion.

This programme provides the opportunity for staff members to learn more about LGBT+ concerns and issues, to increase their knowledge of terminology and policy, to give them the information they need to provide links to the correct resources on campus, and feel confident in supporting their colleagues and students.

To find out more please join us at the “Becoming an Ally” information session for current and potential LGBT+ Allies on campus. This session will take place in the Anderson Boardroom, Quadrangle on Wed, Dec 4th from 12:00 to 1:00.  Please register your attendance here as packed lunches will be provided.

 If you are interested in joining the programme or learning more please visit the LGBT+ Ally website

Location: Anderson Boardroom, Quadrangle    
Time: 12:00 to 13:00

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Women in Leadership Seminar

“Leading a university through times of significant change”

The Vice President for Equality and Diversity and the NUI Galway Athena Swan SAT are delighted to announce the inaugural

NUI Galway/Athena Swan Women in Leadership Seminar

Our inaugural speaker is:

Professor Kristin Ingólfsdóttir, University of Iceland

Prof Ingólfsdóttir was the first woman to become Rector of the University of Iceland.

She served two 5 year terms: 2005 – 2015.

The inaugural seminar will be held on Oct 3rd 2017, 12.30 pm – 1.30 pm

Venue: THB-G011 Seminar Room, Hardiman Building

 

Location: THB-G011, Hardiman Building, NUI Galway    
Time: 12:30

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Managing Working Parents Training

The Office of the Vice-President for Equality and Diversity would like to invite Line Managers to  

attend a training workshop on:

‘Managing Working Parents’

11 October 2017

10:00 – 12:00  OR  2:00 – 4:00

AS203 The River Room, Arts & Science Building, NUI Galway

Funded by the HEA to promote Athena Swan and Facilitated by Mumager

Supporting working parents, particularly in the transition from maternity, adoptive, or long-term carer leave back to work, can be a tricky time for line managers.  A one-size solution doesn’t fit everyone.  This interactive and pacey session looks at best practice and how to manage working parents before, during, and after leave.

Please register for the workshop under the Professional Skills Courses

 

Location: AS203 The River Room    
Time: 10:00 and 2:00

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Ramp Up Workshop

If you are due to return, or have recently returned, from maternity/adoptive leave please note that you are invited to attend a one day programme called “Ramp-up” for small groups (6 – 15 approx.) to help prepare and support you adjusting back to the workplace.

The Office of the Vice President for Equality and Diversity is working with the assistance of a Dublin-based organisation called Mumager: www.mumager.ie Mumager works with employers and new parents returning to work following maternity / adoptive leave.

The workshop focuses on giving practical tips and support in a number of areas such as setting boundaries, managing guilt, increasing confidence, and building resilience.

When: Wednesday, October 25th 2017

Where: THB-G011 Hardiman Building

Register your place on the workshop here

Location: THB-G011, Hardiman Building, NUI Galway    
Time: 9:30

Friday, 26 October 2018

Launch of 2017/18 EDI Report

2017/18 Equality Diversity and Inclusion report

Location: Moore Institute Seminar Rooms, Hardiman Research Building    
Time: 16:00

Monday, 12 November 2018

Women in Leadership Seminar Nov 2018

Event Women in Leadership Seminar

The Vice President for Equality and Diversity and the NUI Galway Athena Swan SAT are delighted to announce the

Second Annual Athena SWAN Women in Leadership Seminar

 “From Making Decisions to Decision-Making”

Professor Anne De Paepe, Pro-Vice Chancellor Ghent University

 Elected as the first female Rector of Ghent University in October 2013

 Professor of Human and Medical Genetics at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences of Ghent University and the Director of the Centre of Medical Genetics at the Ghent University Hospital

 12 Nov 2018, 12.30 pm – 1.30 pm

Aula Maxima Lower

Register Attendance Here

Location: Aula Maxima (Ground Floor)    
Time: 12:30 to 1:30

Friday, 7 December 2018

LGBT+ Staff Network AGM Dec 2018

Quad with Rainbow Flag

The LGBT+ Staff Network 2018-19 Annual General Meeting will be held on Friday, 7 December 2018 from 12:00 to 2:00 in the River Room, AS203.

This is the second AGM to be held by the LGBT+ Staff Network and this is vital to its continued development. Whether you are a member of the LGBT+ community or a committed ally, please consider joining the Network and coming along to show your support.

New members can register HERE.

Location: River Room, AS203    
Time: 12:00 to 2:00

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Town Hall

EDI Town Hall Banner

The Office of the Vice-President for Equality and Diversity invites you to join the Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee (EDIC) of Údarás na hOllscoile for a Town Hall review of EDI governance at NUI Galway. 

Members of the EDIC will be in attendance to discuss the role of the committee and the EDI leadership and hierarchy now in place throughout the University. 

Please join us for a light lunch at 12:00 followed by presentations and a Q&A session.

13 February 2019

12:00 – 13:30

Hardiman G011

Confirm Attendance Here

Location: Hardiman Building - Seminar Room G011    
Time: 12:00 to 1:30

Thursday, 28 February 2019

CREATE Exhibit

Create Exhibit banner

CREATE: The Art of Pregnancy, Birth & Beyond, is a free art exhibition developed by the HRB Mother and Baby Clinical Trial Network, taking place around the campus of University Hospital Galway, that spotlights pregnancy and newborn journeys, the people who make them, and the research that impacts them.

The exhibition touches on topics like perinatal mental health, bereavement and pregnancy loss, IVF, prematurity, labour and birth experiences, and breastfeeding, as well as exploring how health research helps women and newborns. The exhibition provides a safe, non-judgmental space to explore these issues and listen, through new and existing artworks, to the experiences of women and the doctors, midwives and researchers who care for them.

The exhibition will run from 2nd February to 28th February, and local breastfeeding groups in particular are invited to take in the exhibition.

The full list of artworks and events is available at hrb-mbctni.ie/create 

For more information, contact Cormac McAdam on motherandbabyexhibition@gmail.com or 01 402 2548 or 0035387 2329101

 

Location: UHG and NUI Galway    
Time: 2 Feb - 28 Feb

Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Becoming an LGBT+Ally

LGBT Ally Programme symbol

 Have you heard about the NUI Galway LGBT+ Ally Programme?

The Ally Programme at NUI Galway is a member based initiative working towards increasing the knowledge, awareness, and support of LGBT+ colleagues and students. In partnership with individuals and Schools/Units, the LGBT+ Ally Programme aims to create a safe and inclusive environment for staff and students of all sexual identities and genders at NUI Galway and to advocate for a culture of equality, diversity, and inclusion.

This programme provides the opportunity for staff members to learn more about LGBT+ concerns and issues, to increase their knowledge of terminology and policy, to give them the information they need to provide links to the correct resources on campus, and feel confident in supporting their colleagues and students.

To find out more please join us for the first “Becoming an Ally” information session for current and potential LGBT+ Allies on campus. This session will take place in Aras Moyola MY125 on Wed, March 13th from 12:30 to 1:30.  Please RSVP to lgbt@nuigalway.ie as packed lunches will be provided.

 If you are interested in joining the programme or learning more please visit the LGBT+ Ally website

 

Location: Aras Moyola MY125    
Time: 12:30

Tuesday, 2 April 2019

Autism Awareness Training

EDI training

Join NUI Galway in celebrating World Autism Awareness Day on April 2nd!

There are a number of events scheduled on campus, including an all staff Autism Awareness training workshop, Understanding Le Chéile.

Understanding Le Chéile (ULC) is an Enactus NUI Galway project, established to raise awareness about autism in both academic and corporate settings with the use of interactive materials, scientific research, real-life experiences and inspiring stories. This workshop will dispel common misconceptions, promote inclusivity and spark a confidence in staff with the introduction to People-First Language. You will no longer fear causing offence and will instead desire to learn more. Understanding Le Chéile is the perfect way to encourage, build and nurture an environment founded on inclusion, collaboration and respect.

Staff in academic and student support roles are encouraged to attend to learn more. Please register here for the 12:30-14:00 session  on April 2nd. 

On the evening of April 2nd, there will also be a showing of the award-winning documentary "This is Nicholas - Living with Autism" followed by a Q&A with the director Nicholas Ryan-Purcell. Please join Enactus NUI Galway on April 2nd at 6pm in D'Arcy Thompson theatre - tickets available here.

Location: AMB-G066 Arts Millennium Building (Psychology Wing)    
Time: 12:30-14:00

Monday, 8 April 2019

Unconscious Bias: Lunch & Learn

EDI training

You're invited to join an All Staff Training on Unconscious Bias

This short Lunch & Learn training programme is designed to give all staff a general understanding of why it is important that we are aware of our own biases and allow us to understand the impact of unconscious bias in daily interactions and decision-making. Unconscious bias training enables participants to recognise their own biases thereby helping them to make more inclusive and objective decisions. 

The Unconscious Bias Lunch and Learn workshops aim to:

  • Create awareness of unconscious bias
  • Provide an understanding of the impact of unconscious bias in decision-making
  • Equip participants to take action to counteract impact of unconscious bias

 All staff members are invited to attend this 45 min Introductory Unconscious Bias Training session on April 8th from 12:15 - 13:00, lunch included.

Please register your attendance on the Staff Development Courses Website.

This all staff session is not intended to satisfy the unconscious bias recruitment & selection training.  

Location: AMB-G065 Arts Millennium Building (Psychology Wing)    
Time: 12:15 - 13:00

Friday, 12 April 2019

SoM Athena SWAN Symposium 2019

Athena SWAN Bronze Award Logo

Inaugural School of Medicine Athena SWAN Annual Symposium 2019

"Optimising work and life balance for career progression and well-being"

The School of Medicine and the Office of the Vice President for Equality and Diversity are pleased to announce the Inaugural SoM Athena Swan Annual Symposium on the 12th of April 2019 in the Clinical Science Institute at NUI Galway.  For our Inaugural event in celebration of attaining the Athena Swan Bronze Medal, we will focus on “Optimising work and life balance for career progression and well-being”.  Our speakers represent different aspects of university life.

The event is open to all members of Staff and Students across NUI Galway.  

Date: 12 April 2019

Time: 12:00 - 16:00

Venue: Large Lecture theatre, Clinical Science Institute, School of Medicine

Registration and Programme Schedule Available Here

Location: Clinical Science Institute    
Time: 12:00 - 16:00

Monday, 15 April 2019

School of Chemistry: Prof Lee Award for Outreach

Circular Project Fund button with Euro symbol

EDI Project Fund 2018:

School of Chemistry, Prof Elizabeth Lee Award for Outreach Engagement

The Outreach and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Committees of the School of Chemistry would like to invite you all to a special mini-symposium in celebration of the life and career of Elizabeth ‘Nellie’ Lee (Professor Emeritus of Chemistry, NUI Galway, 1949–1989), who passed away close to this time last year.

Liam Spillane will start the event with a photographic presentation on Elizabeth’s life and career, followed by a short period where audience members can share memories and stories. Paul Murphy will then give a presentation on his carbohydrate research, a field to which Elizabeth made valuable contributions. Adele Gabba will then be presented with the Elizabeth Lee Award for her exceptional dedication to the School’s public engagement and outreach programme. The meeting will close with a reception in the foyer. This event and award were made possible by the University, through the EDI Project Fund. 

The event will take place on Monday 15th April (15:00-18:00) at the O’Donoghue Theatre

Please confirm your attendance here.

Location: O'Donoghue Centre    
Time: 15:00 - 18:00

Wednesday, 1 May 2019

Becoming an LGBT+ Ally May 2019

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Have you heard about the NUI Galway LGBT+ Ally Programme?

The Ally Programme at NUI Galway is a member based initiative working towards increasing the knowledge, awareness, and support of LGBT+ colleagues and students. In partnership with individuals and Schools/Units, the LGBT+ Ally Programme aims to create a safe and inclusive environment for staff and students of all sexual identities and genders at NUI Galway and to advocate for a culture of equality, diversity, and inclusion.

This programme provides the opportunity for staff members to learn more about LGBT+ concerns and issues, to increase their knowledge of terminology and policy, to give them the information they need to provide links to the correct resources on campus, and feel confident in supporting their colleagues and students.

To find out more please join us at the “Becoming an Ally” information session for current and potential LGBT+ Allies on campus. This session will take place in the Hynes Boardroom, Quadrangle, on Wed, May 1st from 12:00 to 1:00Please register your attendance here as packed lunches will be provided.

 If you are interested in joining the programme or learning more please visit the LGBT+ Ally website

Location: Hynes Boardroom, Quadrangle    
Time: 12:00 - 13:00

Tuesday, 28 May 2019

Towards developing an International Staff Network

The Vice President for Equality and Diversity is delighted to invite you to a networking lunch in order to discuss interest in launching an international network for NUI Galway staff.  All colleagues with an interest in contributing to this development are invited to attend.

Our panel of speakers will include:

Dr Srinivas Raghavendra, Lecturer, Cairnes School of Business and Economics

 Dr Dinali Wijeratne, Postdoctoral Researcher, College of Business, Public Policy, and Law

 Ms Tonya Watts, Equality Manager/Administrator, Office of the Vice President for Equality and Diversity

 Dr András Költő, Senior Postdoctoral Researcher, Health Promotion Research Centre, School of Health Sciences

 Ms Fiona O’Connell, Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Queen’s University, Belfast (TBC)

All are welcome! Please come along, share your views, and potentially meet some new colleagues over lunch!

Please RSVP here

Location: Aula Maxima (Ground Floor)    
Time: 12:00 to 14:00

Tuesday, 13 August 2019

Galway Pride 2019

Join NUI Galway and the LGBT+ Staff Network in celebrating Galway Pride 2019 from 12th-18th August.

 

To mark the occasion, NUI Galway will raise the Pride flag in front of the Quadrangle Building on Tuesday, August 13th at 15.30 followed by a reception and a talk by Galway Pride Grand Marshall, Nuala Ward, in the O'Donoghue Centre. Come along to hear more about the NUI Galway LGBT+ Staff Network and Galway Pride and to celebrate our local LGBT+ community.

NUI Galway will also march in the Galway Pride parade on Saturday, August 17th . We will gather at the Galway City Council building from 13.00.

 All are welcome to attend these events.

 Become an Ally

Show your support for our LGBT+ community on campus by becoming an LGBT+ Ally. See how to sign up here.

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Location: O'Donoghue Centre    
Time: 15:30

Thursday, 21 November 2019

2018/19 EDI Report Launch

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Launch of NUI Galway Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Annual Report 2018/19

The Office of the Vice President for Equality and Diversity, in association with the President’s Office, invites you to attend the launch of the 2018/19 Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Report By Minister David Stanton, TD, Minister of State for Equality, Immigration, and Integration

Thursday, 21 November 2019
Aula Maxima, Quadrangle
9:00 AM
 
Please Register Attendance Here
 
Launch Programme:
Professor Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh, President, NUI Galway
David Stanton, TD, Minister of State for Equality, Immigration, and Integration
Professor Anne Scott, Vice President for Equality and Diversity, NUI Galway

Location: Aula Maxima (Ground Floor)    
Time: 9:00am

Wednesday, 27 November 2019

Managing Inclusively Training

EDI training

The Office of the Vice President for Equality and Diversity is working with the assistance of an organisation called Mumager (www.mumager.ie) to provide training support to line managers in effectively managing employees with leave and flexible working arrangements.

This workshop will provide management support and training that outlines best practice and practical applications of policy. It intends to provide managers the opportunity to discuss challenges and get specific advice. Management and Leadership advise on:

  • How to create a culture that values and supports all staff
  • How to support and manage employees with caring responsibilities
  • How to manage leave approval fairly and consistently
  • How to support and manage transitions from leave back to work

Register to attend one of the two training sessions offered on November 27th:

10:00 to 12:00 Register Here

14:00 to 16:00 Register Here

Location: AMB-G067 Arts Millenium Extension    
Time: 10:00-12:00 or 14:00-16:00

Friday, 6 December 2019

Academic Career Development Workshop Dec 2019

EDI training

The Office of the Vice-President for Equality and Diversity is delighted to offer a career development workshop for Academics at Lecturer or Senior Lecturer level.

The aim of the workshop is to assist participants in considering, reviewing and developing their career and leadership path options in the context of their individual career profile and CV to date.

The workshop will include:

  • Discussion Panel: Career Choices and Options
  • Coaching on career development, leadership and other routes
  • Career aspirations: 3, 5, and 10 year planning
  • CV review and discussion

If you are interested in attending the session, registration is available on the HR Staff Development Courses page.

Location: AC201- Concourse    
Time: 10:00 - 16:00

Monday, 8 October 2018

University Womens Network AGM Oct 2018

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The 2018 University Women's Network AGM will take place on Monday 8 October from 12.30pm in the Aula Maxima (ground floor), Quadrangle

Agenda:
Chairs’ report on the Network’s activities.
Election of new committee members.
Dr Pat Morgan on ‘Challenging Cultures: A Personal and Organisational Perspective.’

The UWN constitution establishes that committee elections should take place every year for half the positions on the committee. Committee members serve for two years.
You need to be a registered member to run for the executive committee and to vote in the case of an election. New members may register until 5 October:https://tinyurl.com/ya5feuxh

If you would like to run for the executive committee then please send your expression of interest to universitywomensnetwork@nuigalway.ie by 5pm, 5 October. A full list of expressions of interest will be available before the AGM.

We look forward to meeting you. Light lunch will be provided.

 
 

Location: Aula Maxima (Ground Floor)    
Time: 12:30

Monday, 11 June 2018

Rector Curt Rice Keynote Address June 2018

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The Office of the Vice-President for Equality & Diversity invite you to attend a Keynote Address from Rector Curt Rice:

The Promotion Project – Impact and Successes

11 June 2018

12 noon

Aula Maxima – Lower

 Rector Curt Rice will discuss key learning outcomes from the University of Tromsø “Promotion Project” to address gender balance in academia, and to increase the number of women in senior academic positions. The keynote will conclude with a Q&A session, followed by a networking lunch.

Location: Aula Maxima (Ground Floor)    
Time: 12:00

Monday, 5 March 2018

International Women's Week 2018

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The Office of the Vice President for Equality and Diversity, in collaboration with the University Women's Network and the LGBT+ Staff Network, invite you to join us in a week long schedule of events to celebrate International Women's Day on March 8th.

The outline of events is below, along with the relevant registration information. If you have any further questions please contact us at VPequalityanddiversity@nuigalway.ie.

Dignity at Work: Equality & Diversity Training

Monday March 5th

This ½ day workshop aims to provide all employees with an understanding of the key concepts of Dignity at Work, of how to address conflict informally at work, what is meant by inappropriate behaviours at work, and what they should do if they either experience or witness these types of behaviour at work, and their responsibilities as individuals to promote a workplace where respect for the dignity of every employee is maintained.

Please register here. This training is also available again on March 12th.

Facilitator: Michelle Halloran, Human Resource Management Services

13:30 – 16:30, Venue THB-G011 Hardiman Building

 

Daughter of the Dagda Art Exhibit

Tuesday March 6th

In association with the NUI Galway School of Medicine, and in anticipation of International Women’s Day, an art exhibition entitled 'Daughter of the Dagda'*  will take place in the foyer of the Arts Millennium Building on the NUI Galway campus, launching on Tuesday March 6th, 2018 at 3pm.

In this multimedia exhibition nine women artists will explore the manner in which the female and the feminine have been portrayed in Irish mythology and iconography, from pre-Christian Ireland to the present day, and will examine how the exclusion of the female from positions of power and influence in religious circles has been mirrored by society in general, contributing to the lowly status of the female point of view and of the feminine side of human nature and to the persistence of a patriarchal framework in modern society.

The participating artists are Fiona Cawley, Patsy Connolly, Eleanor Duggan, Kaye Maahs, Hilary Morley, Regina O’Dea, Noreen O’Sullivan, Patricia Timmons and Rachel Varden.

The exhibition will run from Tuesday, March 6th to Friday, March 30th.  The official launch will take place on Tuesday, March 6th at 3pm in the foyer of the Arts Millennium Building. All are welcome.

The ‘Daughter of the Dagda’ exhibition was originally hosted by KAVA (Kinvara Area Visual Arts) at The Courthouse, Kinvara in February, 2017. This year’s exhibition will expand on the theme and, while including much of the original work, will also feature some new artwork.

For further information please contact Patricia Timmons at 0876972226 patricia.tmmns@gmail.com  or Hilary Morley 0868467872 hilarymorley@gmail.com.

*The title ‘Daughter of the Dagda’ refers to Brigit, the Triple Goddess of Healing, Poetry and Smithwork, a powerful icon in early Ireland and well known all over Europe in the early part of the first millennium. The Goddess Brigit was transformed into a saint with the arrival of Christianity in Ireland around the fifth century. Saint Brigit was also very much associated with healing and was said to have exercised some power in the early Christian church, setting up her own monastery and reputedly being ordained as a bishop.

15:00, Venue Arts Millennium Foyer

 

“Work & Love: Supporting your mental health in college and at home”

Mental Health Workshop

Wednesday March 7th

“One can live magnificently in this world if one knows how to work and how to love.”

(Tolstoy, letter to Valerya Aresenyev, November 9, 1856) 

Many psychologists, including Erik Erikson, felt that happiness comes down to the ability to work well and love well. However, many of us feel that it is the demands of work and home, and the conflicts between these demands, that leave us feeling stressed and anxious.

This short lunchtime workshop will focus on the experience of anxiety in the context of balancing home and work life. This seminar will draw on Prof Gary Donohoe’s experience as a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist working with adults at various stages of life. The focus of the workshop will be on building an understanding of the typical thoughts, feelings, and behaviours associated with various forms of anxiety. The workshop will be experiential, with attendees invited to join in on a small number of activities, and learning some practical steps for coping with the anxiety and stress we all encounter.

Lunch will be provided. Please register here.

Facilitator: Prof Gary Donohoe, School of Psychology

12:30 – 14:00, Venue THB-G010 Hardiman Building

 

University Women's Network Presents

"Excellence in higher education through gender equality: a personal and professional reflection”

Keynote Address: Dr Máire Geoghegan-Quinn

Thursday March 8th

Dr. Máire Geoghegan-Quinn will join NUI Galway and the University Women’s Network in celebrating International Women’s Day with a talk on excellence founded in gender equality.

Throughout her career Dr. Geoghegan-Quinn has broken new legislative ground, exemplified authenticity, and shown confidence and strong purpose in the exercise of power. She has been a leader among women and men, becoming the first Irish woman to serve as an EU Commissioner when she was assigned the portfolio of Research, Innovation and Science in 2010.

During her parliamentary career which spanned from 1975 to 1997, Dr. Geoghegan-Quinn became Ireland's first female cabinet minister since the foundation of the State when she was appointed Minister for the Gaeltacht in 1979. She also served as Minister for Justice, Minister for Tourism, Transport and Communications, Minister for European Affairs, and Minister of State in the Department of Education.

As EU Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science she pioneered the development and delivery of Horizon 2020, the world’s largest public research funding programme.

Most recently, she chaired the HEA Expert Group who conducted the extensive National Review of Gender Equality in Irish Higher Education Institutions. The Expert Group reported in June 2016 producing a set of ambitious recommendations for HEIs which recognise that productivity cannot be maximized without full development of the workforce. The recommendations of the Review are driving further work by Universities to address gender equality.

Book your place for International Women’s Day 2018 - a University Women’s Network event

12:30 – 14:00, Venue Siobhan McKenna Theatre, Arts Millennium Building

 

LGBT+ Staff Network Presents

"Same sex relationships among Irish revolutionary women"

Speaker: Dr Mary McAuliffe

Friday March 9th

Dr. Mary McAuliffe will join NUI Galway and the LGBT+ Staff Network in rounding out the International Women’s Week celebrations on campus with a look into Irish women's history.

Dr. McAuliffe is Assistant Professor in Gender Studies at UCD, specialising in Irish women's / gender history.  She lecturers on the UCD Women’s and Gender Studies programmes and is a member of the Centre for Gender, Feminisms and Sexualities at UCD.

She is the co-author on 'We were There: 77 Women of the Easter Rising' (Four Courts, 2016) and co-editor of 'Kerry 1916: Histories and Legacies of the Easter Rising' (IHP, 2016). 'Richmond Barracks 1916: We were There, 77 Women of the Easter Rising' was chosen by Dublin Public Libraries as its book of the 2016 commemoration of the 1916 Rising.

She was President of the Women's History Association of Ireland (2011-2014) and continues on as a committee member of the WHAI (https://womenshistoryassociation.com ). She was a member of the National Archives of Ireland Advisory Council (NAAC) (2012-17).  She is currently a committee member of the newly formed Irish Association of Professional Historians (www.iaph.ie), and is on the advisory panel of www.herstory.ie.

As well as publications she contributes to history documentaries, radio, tv, news media and has an active online presence at @MaryMcAuliffe4 and @Womenof1916 as well as contributing to @Kerry1916book.

Book your place here or contact lgbt@nuigalway.ie and please join us for a reception following the event.

16:00, Venue O'Donoghue Centre with refreshments following in the Corrib Room, Sult 

Location: NUI Galway    
Time: March 5-9 2018

Friday, 23 November 2018

Athena SWAN Town Hall Nov 2018

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In May 2018, NUI Galway was awarded an Institutional Athena SWAN Bronze Award and in addition the School of Medicine was also successful in its application for a Department Level Bronze Award – the first School of Medicine to achieve this status across the seven Irish Universities. 

We would now like to invite you to attend an Athena SWAN information event on Friday, 23 November, in the O’Donoghue Centre Theatre.

 The purpose of this meeting is to provide an update to all staff on the continued Athena SWAN and Equality agenda.  This will include a summary of the feedback provided on our successful application, as well as an outline of the agreed Action Plan the University has undertaken to implement over the coming 3 years.  This will ensure that we continue to embed the principles of Athena SWAN and equality throughout the University.  

The School of Medicine will also do a short presentation on their experience of applying for and obtaining a Department Level Bronze Award, including the benefits and key learnings for their School from the process.

 We would encourage everyone to attend this information event, in particular members of School level self-assessment teams (SATs) who may be planning to apply for a departmental level award. 

The Athena SWAN Feedback and Action Plan can be viewed on the OVPED website: http://www.nuigalway.ie/genderequality/athenaswan/submission/

Location: O'Donoghue Centre Theatre    
Time: 12:00

Thursday, 26 April 2018

International Women's Forum Panel April 2018

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The Office of the Vice President for Equality & Diversity and International Women's Forum (IWF) Ireland are delighted to announce an informal reception and panel discussion with high profile women leaders on the topic:

"Women Leaders: Insights and Opportunities"

Date: April 26th 2018

Time: 4-6pm

Venue: Emily Anderson Hall, Aula Maxima

Panelists to Include: Margaret Sweeney, President of IWF and Board member GUF, Fiona Tierney, CEO Public Appointments Service, and Col Maureen O'Brien, Director of Comm. and Information Service at the Irish Defence Forces.

Location: Emily Anderson Hall, Aula Maxima    
Time: 4:00 to 6:00

Friday, 10 November 2017

LGBT+ Staff Network Coffee Morning

The LGBT+ Staff Network would like to invite all those interested in the Network to attend a coffee morning on Friday, Nov 10th from 10:30 in Sult Bar.

Location: Sult Bar    
Time: 10:30

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Athena SWAN Workshop

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The Athena SWAN Institutional Self-Assessment Team (SAT) wish to invite all staff to join them for a facilitated workshop, including round table discussion, on the current draft Athena SWAN Action Plan.  The workshop will focus on developing and strengthening the Action Plan for a future submission. 

DATE: Tuesday, 14 November 2017

TIME:  12:30 to 2:30, lunch provided

VENUE: Aula Maxima (ground floor) 

Please RSVP by 5pm, Nov 10 to Athenaswan@nuigalway.ie

 If you cannot attend, your feedback on the Action Plan can still be provided by email to: Athenaswan@nuigalway.ie

 The draft Athena SWAN Action Plan can be viewed on the OVPED website: http://www.nuigalway.ie/genderequality/athenaswan/submission/

 NUI Galway is committed to the Athena SWAN Gender Equality Charter.  As a part of this commitment the SAT was formed to work on the University’s application for an Athena SWAN Bronze accreditation. The April 2017 application was unsuccessful, however the SAT welcome the detailed feedback from Athena SWAN and continue to act on it.

 A key element of the University’s application is the development of a detailed SMART  action plan to address the key issues identified and embed the principles of the Athena SWAN Charter into the institution. The SAT welcome your input into maximising the plan's impact.

 We look forward to working with you on Tuesday Nov 14th

Location: Aula Maxima (Ground Floor)    
Time: 12:30 to 2:30

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Innovation at Play

Innovation at Play Conference, NUI Galway

 

Innovation at Play is a one day experiential symposium which focuses on exploring play for the purpose of innovation. Taking place on the 26th of October, 2017 the event is open to staff of NUI Galway, students, industry partners and professionals to learn how to let their imagination guide their creativity.

The symposium is a time-out for everyone to pause, reflect and play and to think about how their study and work can be enhanced by being more open to all forms of innovation.

One highlight of the day will be a one woman live interactive show at 2pm, titled Ada.Ada.Ada. which tells the story of Ada Lovelace, who wrote the world’s first complex algorithm in 1843.

Review the programme and Register for the inaugural Innovation at Play symposium at: http://innovation.launchpadnuig.com 

 

Location: Siobhan McKenna Theatre, Arts Millennium Building    
Time: 9:00