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.

2019/20 Meeting Dates - all meetings are in the UELT seminar room from 12:00-14:00

Tuesday 15th October 2019
Thursday 5th March 2020
Wednesday 17th June 2020

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 networks.*
  • 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 report annually to the EDI Strategy Group and make recommendations to the Joint Staff Negotiating and Consultation Committee (JSNCC).

* 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


Interpersonal Skills, Assertiveness and Conflict
by Dr Simon Black


Equal Pay Audit 2015
by Tracey Lamb and Francis Samra





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Last Updated: 24/06/2019