The Women’s Development Network (WDN) is designed to connect female staff at all grades, career paths and ethnic groups in both formal and informal settings. The purpose of the network is to:

  • Act as a forum for development debate and networking
  • Share ideas, experiences, knowledge and opportunities to support colleagues
  • Promote equality of opportunity for women across the University
  • Provide a source of information and support relating to development processes and mechanisms

The WDN has incorporated previous women’s groups eg Senior Women’s Network and the Aurora Alumni Network, into one entity to ensure that the network is as inclusive as possible. The WDN has a representative on the university’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee (EDIC).

The network normally hosts a formal event four times per annum and members are also encouraged to meet more informally on an ad hoc basis.

If you’re interested in finding out more and helping shape the WDN, please email xrs-womensnetwork@abdn.ac.uk or you can register as a member directly. (Please ensure you are on the University's network to access this link.)