Mothers in Higher Ed and research need more support
SAGE’s CEO Dr Janin Bredehoeft had a four-month old baby when she started her PhD. It’s a common enough story – yet university staff and students often struggle to access childcare. This Mother’s Day Janin wants to see more support for parents in higher education and research.
Embedding equality, diversity and inclusion into a mandatory module for first-year students
A case study from the Institute of Art, Design and Technology in Dún Laoghaire, Dublin, Ireland.
Cygnet Award application (STEM pipeline) – University of Newcastle
The University of Newcastle conducted targeted recruitment and school outreach programs to grow the pipeline of women and Indigenous people in STEM.
Promoting safe, respectful relationships between research supervisors and students
RMIT University’s Respectful Research Training Program teaches researchers how to maintain professional boundaries within staff–student relationships.
LIBRA: experiential learning in gender equality simulation for student leaders
Through role-playing activities, the LIBRA leadership training programme teaches students skills and behaviours that promote gender equality.
Studying and parenting: supporting student mothers during COVID-19 and beyond
Including student mothers’ voices in gender equity work allows us to uncover, and address, the barriers they face in achieving equal participation and success.
The STEM x university/school collaboration through design thinking: a solution for gender in STEM outreach interventions
Early outcomes from the STEM x program show promising signs of increased confidence, interest and awareness in STEM subjects and careers amongst girls.
The power of conversation: Lessons from incorporating social justice issues into human physiology and employability curriculum
By linking social justice issues to undergraduate course materials, students develop bystander intervention skills that they use years after graduating.
Enriching student learning through work with Indigenous communities
At the University of Sydney, students can undertake Service Learning to develop their cultural competence and collaborate with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
The Baker Institute’s online mentoring program
Baker developed a program to help their staff and students maintain regular contact while working remotely.