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University lecture to celebrate the work of female professors


The University of Wolverhampton will be celebrating the contribution of its female professors with a special lecture next month.

Professor Nazira Karodia, the Acting Dean of the Faculty of Science and Engineering, will give the Inaugural Athena SWAN Lecture, which will be held s par of International Women’s Day celebrations.

Professor Karodia joined the University in 2015 as Professor of Science Education and, having lived and worked in challenging circumstances, is well-placed to speak about gender equality in Higher Education.

The event will also be supported by the University’s first ever female professorial appointee, whose identity will be revealed on the day and organisers are inviting people to come along to find out more.

The Athena SWAN Charter was originally established to encourage commitment to redress the under-representation of women in careers in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) research and academia.

More recently, the Athena SWAN Charter has expanded and includes Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Business and Law.  It also incorporates professional and support staff as well as academic staff and aims to advance gender equality in UK higher education.

The University of Wolverhampton is committed to the aims of the Charter.  

Karen Bill, Associate Dean for Research and Enterprise in the Faculty of Education, Health and Wellbeing and Director of the Athena SWAN Project, said: “We are delighted to have the opportunity to celebrate the work of our female professors which marks the start of a new Athena Swan lecture series.”

The lecture will take place on March 9 at the Chancellor’s Hall, in the Wulfruna Building, Wulfruna Street, from 2pm-3.30pm. Everyone is welcome and bookings are through eventbrite.

Book a place and find out more.

Further information

For more information please contact the Media Relations Office on 01902 32 2736 or 01902 518647.

Date issued: Thursday, 23 February 2017 

For more information please contact the Media Relations Office on 01902 32 2736 or 01902 518647.

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