The University has made a strategic commitment to developing and supporting our diverse population of staff throughout their careers. One of Professor Neva Haites’ roles as Vice Principal with responsibility for championing equality and diversity matters across the University is to ensure that as an institution, we are identifying and addressing the issues that are central to career development for female colleagues and particularly those in, or aspiring to, senior positions.

As a result of this commitment, a Senior Female Network Group was set up in 2012 to provide a regular opportunity for senior female colleagues to network and engage with Professor Haites and others in face-to-face dialogue about matters affecting them and their colleagues. 

This group usually meets two or three times a year, over a working lunch, and has, in the past, been addressed by both internal and external speakers.  As this is a small network group, one of the responsibilities of those attending is to disseminate information discussed at the Network Group by speaking with colleagues at all levels and across all disciplines to help identify key issues and identify how to address them.

Further information may be obtained from Shirley McIntosh