Equality, Diversity & Inclusivity


Women's Network

The Women’s Network has been running since 2004 and has been a positive initiative over the last few years. At a time when the University is keen to promote the recruitment, retention and recognition of women in higher education, and Kent in particular, the women’s network has been a group that offered valuable support to members, and feedback to the University on priorities for action.

2020/21 Meeting Dates

  • Friday 30th October 2020, 12:30-14:30
  • Thursday 4th March 2021, 12:30-14.30
  • Friday 4th June 2021, 12:30-14:30

Terms of Reference

  • To raise awareness and provide a forum for the discussion of gender equality issues, both within the Women’s Network and the wider University community.
  • To provide a channel of communication between individuals and central decision making committees, forums and the EDI Network.
  • To establish working groups to explore issues and recommend changes to enhance policy or practice, as required.
  • To promote good practice across the University and to facilitate action for change.
  • To provide an update annually for the University EDI report.

* This could include the: Athena SWAN Working Group; Manager’s Forum; Researcher Development Working Group (this list is not exhaustive).

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  • Dr Louise Naylor (Chair, and Head of the Unit of the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching)
  • EDI Manager or nominee
  • The network is open to all staff at the University of Kent. Current membership: circa 120.   

Frequency of meetings: Termly

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Professional Development


Athena SWAN update
by Anne-Marie Baker

Interpersonal Skills, Assertiveness and Conflict
by Dr Simon Black

Inspirational Women
7th March 2019

by Yvonne Sherwood

by Dr Patty Baker

Women's Network ACM Presentation
by Naa Pinkcombe




Equal Pay Audit 2015
by Tracey Lamb and Francis Samra





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Last Updated: 13/10/2020