Parenthood can be a challenging time for anyone, but what if you’re an early career researcher?

How can you ensure your career plans stay on track whilst raising a family? This information session is aimed at early career researchers at The University of Manchester that have or are planning to start a family. The event will cover talks from:

Karen Scoresby (HR Policy Manager) Policies and procedures for expectant and existing parents

Helen Ryder (Athena Swan Coordinator/Equality & Diversity Advisor) What is the Athena Swan, why does it affect you and where you choose to work?

Sarah Mohammad-Qureshi (EPS Researcher Development Officer) Support at the University – the STDU ‘Peer Support Group for Staff Returning from Maternity/Paternity and Adoption Leave’

Katie Perry (Chief Executive, The Daphne Jackson Trust) Resuming your research after a career break

The team have also put together a collection of Real Researchers’ Stories from parents who are currently working in academia, as well as ex-researchers that have moved into non-academic careers.

For more info and booking, log onto the University’s training catalogue at — Wednesday 24/06/2015 13:15 – 16:00, Roscoe Building Lecture Theatre A.