Early Career Women Network (ECWN)
ECWN is supported by the University of St Andrews and led by:
- Adriana Wilde, Associate Lecturer, School of Computer Science
- Camilla Mørk Røstvik, Leverhulme Early Career Fellow, School of Art History
- Sarah Bennison, Research Fellow, School of Philosophy Anthropology & Film Studies - Social Anthropology
- Stephanie Yardley, Research Fellow, School of Mathematics and Statistics - Applied Mathematics
EWCN provides a space for like-minded, self-defining women to come together to network and discuss topics of mutual interest in a supportive environment. ECWN will organise invited talks and networking sessions, among other events, that will focus on the many-faceted working lives of early career women. Anyone who defines themselves as an 'early career woman' in any staff post is welcome to join our network, including final year PhD students.
To join the mailing list please email: email@example.com
Celebrating the History of St Andrews Feminism, 21 November, 2-4pm, Buchanan Lecture Theatre.
Talk by Dr Sarah Browne about the history of the Women's Liberation Movement in St Andrews, followed by a panel with original members of the Women's Liberation Movement in 1970s St Andrews. We will then convene for coffee/cake and further discussion. Children are welcome at this event. Let us know about dietary requirements by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please register at eventbrite.
ECWN Meet-up, 26 November, 12-1pm, Gateway Boardroom, North Haugh.
A networking event with tea/coffee and cake. Children welcome.
Discovering Networks for Culture Change, 3 December, 12-2 pm, Gateway Lecture Room 2.
An interactive workshop led by Dr Jessica Spurrell, University of Southampton, to share good practice and explore strategies participants can use to review their networks under a more connected light and use these to effect cultural change. The workshop draws on examples being applied by the University of Southampton to the culture change around embedding public engagement in academic life and addressing the STEM ‘diversity deficit’. Lunch will be provided. Let us know about dietary requirements by emailing email@example.com. Please register at eventbrite. A maximum of 24 places are available.
ECWN Meet-up, 17 December, 12-1pm, Hebdomadar's Room, St Salvator's Quad.
A networking event with tea/coffee and cake. Children welcome.
2018-2019 Academic Year
ECWN Meet-up, 29 October, 12-1pm, Hebdomadar's Room, St Salavator's Quad.
A networking event with tea/coffee and cake. Topic for discussion: microagression in the workplace. Children welcome.
Impact from an ECW Perspective, 27 September, 12-2 pm, Parliament Hall, South Street.
To kick off the new academic year, Adriana Wilde (Associate Lecturer in Computer Science) will speak about impact from an early career perspective. Opening words by Professor Sally Mapstone. Attendees will have a chance to mingle and find out more about the ECWN and its plans for the upcoming year over a vegan lunch. Children are welcome at this event. Let us know about dietary requirement by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please register at eventbrite.
2017-2018 Academic Year
Career chat + coffee/cake, 11 May, 10-11am, Gateway, Semiar Room 3.
Join other early career women to chat about careers. As a basis for discussion, we'll use the 'Academic Women Here' booklet (2018), which gives a helpful overview of the many varied lives of Grade 8 academic women in St Andrews. Click here for the booklet (we will also bring some hard copies). There will be cake (with vegan options) and coffee too. Let us know about dietary requirements by emailing email@example.com. Please register at eventbrite.
Sexism at Work Event + Lunch, Friday, 20 April, 1pm-3pm Arts Lecture Theatre
Local politicians and St Andrews University academics will discuss the varied and complicated nature of sexism in the workplace. Followed by Q&A, a (free) vegan lunch and mingling. Feel free to bring children. Let us know about dietary requirements by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. This event is open to all. Please register at Eventbrite.
Institutional Policy Q&A with HR + Lunch, Thursday, 12 April 2018, 12pm-2pm, MBS Building, Seminar Room 1
A Q&A with University of St Andrews HR and policy workers. We will discuss maternity leave, short term contracts and other issues that disporportionatly affect early career women. Bring your questions to our colleauges in HR for a constructive debate. A vegan lunch will be served, and there will be time for casual mingling after. Feel free to drop in/out and bring children; but note that the talk will be at the beginning of the event. Please let us know if you have further dietary requirements by emailing us at email@example.com This event is open to all. Please register for this event at Eventbrite.
Walk & Talk, Monday, 19 March 2018, 1pm-2pm
Join other early career women for a quick walk and chat. Please register at Eventbrite.
Stress-busting and Relaxation Express Event Tues 13 Feb 2018, 12pm-1pm, Arts Building, Seminar Room 9
Staff are invited to attend our stress-busting and relaxation express event. This session, which encompasses hints and tips, breathing techniques and visualisation/relaxation followed by an informal chat, will be led by Melanie Atkins. A selection of fruit will be available. Please sign-up on Eventbrite.
This will be a casual affair with coffee, tea and cakes (vegan and gluten free will be provided, plus milk alternative for coffee). Our idea was that it would be nice to have a bit of time to get to know each other while eating cake. We hope you agree! Please sign-up on Eventbrite.
Early Career Women Network (ECWN) launch event lunch Thur 30 Nov 2017, 12-2pm, Parliament Hall, University of St Andrews, St Mary's College, South Street.
All staff are invited to the launch of the ECW Network, aimed at providing a space for like-minded, self-defining women to come together to discuss topics of mutual interest in a supportive environment. The network will organise invited talks and networking sessions, among other events, that will focus on the many-faceted working lives of early career women (final year PhD up to eight years post-PhD). The network is run by early career women, for early career women and will kick-off with an invited talk by Professor Aileen Fyfe, a historian who co-edited Academic Women Now! (2016) and is currently co-organising a project on the experiences of mid-career women here at St Andrews. After the talk there will be a chance to discuss what people would want from the ECW Network.