Life Sciences Research for Lifelong Health

The equality4success Alternative Gift Guide 2019

Elizabeth is back with a selection of fun stereotype-defying gifts that entertain and inform. You're sure to find something you want to get for people on your list, or maybe yourself!

15/11/2019

Category Equality4Success

How scientists are making research outcomes more inclusive

At the recent EDIS symposium, scientists got together to share ideas on making research outcomes more relevant to everyone. Here Elizabeth shares the variety of methods the scientific community is using to make that a reality.

24/09/2019

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8 things we learnt from lunch with Katrin Rittinger

Four Babraham Institute PhD researchers share what they learned from a chat with Katrin Rittinger and her talk about her career journey

14/08/2019

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Practical examples of demonstrating impact in an Athena SWAN application

Cheryl expands on her advice for creating an impactful Athena SWAN application with examples from our own recent successful Silver Award

24/07/2019

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Tips for building inclusive LGBT+ workplaces

This LGBT+ STEM Day, Elizabeth has some tips for making your workplace more LGBT+ inclusive

05/07/2019

Category Equality4Success

What managers want: valuable transferable skills

Elizabeth shares personal experience and managers' thoughts on what skills really help when you are applying for a job you don't have experience for

10/04/2019

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Same difference? Perceptions of workplace culture

A new study highlighted how differently men and women perceive the same workplace culture. Elizabeth, e4s manager, looks at the data and outlines suggestions for closing the gap.

26/03/2019

Category Equality4Success

IWD2019. We’ve come a long way. Rather recently.

When it comes to equality a lot has changed in a surprisingly short time. For International Women's Day 2019, Christel Krueger reflects on her own perceptions of gender equality in the 21st Century and what more still lies ahead. Join in with the #BalanceForBetter campaign.

08/03/2019

Category Equality4Success

Race tracks and ponies

Contemplating gifts and gender in the Christmas aftermath

18/01/2019

Category Equality4Success

Inclusive resolutions for a supportive new year

With 2018 coming to a close, Elizabeth has seven suggestions for ways to support equality and inclusion in 2019.

26/12/2018

Category Equality4Success

The equality4success Alternative Gift Guide

Elizabeth offers a diverse and creative selection of gift ideas to help you find something exciting and new for all the difficult-to-buy-for people in your life.

11/12/2018

Category Equality4Success

Rethinking success as a working dad

19th November marks International Men's Day, a day for celebrating men and the contributions that men make to improving society for the greater good of everyone. This year, to mark the day, Simon Walker the Head of our Imaging Facility and an equality4success team member reflects on his experience of becoming a father and the challenges of finding a new work-life balance. Is it time for us to rethink how we measure success?

19/11/2018

Category Equality4Success

Won’t anyone think of the children?

As part of European Researchers’ Night, Babraham Institute staff will be reading stories with gender equality themes to children during LifeLab’s ‘Tell Me a Story’ event

17/09/2018

Category Equality4Success

LGBT+ STEM day – Why show our colours on 5th July

The 5th July 2018 is the first ever Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans (and more) in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths day and the Babraham Institute is showing support by flying the rainbow flag and wearing bright colours. But why are we doing this?

27/06/2018

Category Equality4Success

Babraham Institute welcomes first Daphne Jackson Fellow

The Institute welcomed Dr Irina Abnizova, our first Daphne Jackson Trust Career Re-entry Fellow in October 2017. Irina joined Dr Wolf Reik’s laboratory in Epigenetics. equality4success Manager, Laura Norton, met with Irina to welcome her to the Institute and to ask about the process of applying for a Daphne Jackson Fellowship.
 

30/05/2018

Category Equality4Success

Returning To Work After Parental Leave

What is it like returning to work after parental leave? Two returners, Laura Biggins and Laura Norton, write about their recent experiences at Babraham.

26/09/2017

Category Equality4Success

Navigation of the Early Science Career: Get Support at Every Step!

Christel Krueger, from the Institute's Bioinformatics Facility, muses on the latest 'My Life in Science' talk at the Babraham Institute

30/06/2017

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Treading the Path to Independent Research

Laura Woods, a final year PhD student in the Hemberger group, is considering the next steps in her career.

24/05/2017

Category Equality4Success

What it’s Like to Speak about Shared Parental Leave at a Female-dominated Event

David Kent, a group leader at the Cambridge Stem Cell Institute, shares his experiences and views on the Babraham Institute IWD 2017 symposium.

28/03/2017

Category Equality4Success

Open Access – Sharing Experiences on a Life in Science

Danielle Hoyle introduces Danny Kingsley, who talks about Open Access, Open Research Data, and the challenges she has overcome in her career.

10/02/2017

Category Equality4Success

Circus Skills in Science - can we Learn the Balancing Act?

Cheryl Smythe describes what she learned at the Work-Life-Balance training course organised by our project and EU-Life partner institute CEITEC (Brno, Czech Republic).

07/02/2017

Category Equality4Success

Your Life, Your Science: Getting the Balance Right for You

Adrian Liston from the Translational Immunology Lab at the VIB in Leuven, Belgium decribes how it is important to balance the joy of parenthood balanced with exciting research.

17/01/2017

Category Equality4Success

International Men’s Day… Men and Gender Equality at Babraham Institute

On International Men's Day, Laura Norton discusses how taking shared responsibility for all aspects of family life leads to benefits for the entire family.

19/11/2016

Category Equality4Success

What Are Your Unconscious Biases?

Implicit or unconscious bias occurs when our brains make incredibly quick judgements and assessments of people and situations without us realising. Our biases are influenced by our background, cultural environment and personal experiences.

01/10/2016

Category Equality4Success

Job Sharing at Babraham Institute

Job sharing is less common in science than many other professions and work places. On 27th September Babraham held an event about job sharing to address why this is and to hear about the benefits and challenges of job sharing in science from our post-doctoral job sharers Dr Claire Senner and Dr Sarah Burge.

28/09/2016

Category Equality4Success