Karen Holford

Karen Holford


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BME+ Book Club Cafe

Posted on 12 February 2018 by Karen Holford

On 25 January I was delighted to be invited to speak at the launch of the Black and Minority Ethnic (BME)+ Book Club Café, a new initiative aimed at supporting diversity, promoting an open and inclusive environment whilst building helpful constructions of the BME+ student and staff experience.  This is a safe space where all
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Friends of Enfys

Posted on 25 August 2017 by Karen Holford

I will soon be reading through our submission to the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index. The submission allows us to measure our commitment to LGBT equality and to assess where we need to focus in order to reinforce our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion. The work we do in this area has really struck a
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The power of mentoring

Posted on 24 May 2017 by Karen Holford

As a University we have a long tradition of our staff playing an active role in our local communities. Many of us are members of advisory boards, trustees, governors, or volunteers with community groups. Many of us also have formal and informal mentoring roles with people of all ages and from diverse backgrounds. In whichever
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Celebrating talented women in Wales

Posted on 23 March 2017 by Karen Holford

Last Monday’s event at the Senedd, Cardiff was a truly inspiring day for women in STEM, with leaders from all levels in business, academia and government joining forces to tackle the issue of the lack of women in science, technology, engineering and maths in Wales. Organised by the WISE campaign, and joined by HRH The
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Supporting those hidden figures

Posted on 8 February 2017 by Karen Holford

It’s been an important and encouraging couple of weeks for the promotion and support of women in STEM. Last week I was delighted to hear that the Welsh Government has accepted all the recommendations outlined in the Talented Women for Successful Wales report that I co-authored with Professor Hilary Lappin-Scott from Swansea University. The report
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National University of Ireland visit

Posted on 2 February 2017 by Karen Holford

The College of Physical Sciences & Engineering recently hosted a benchmarking visit on 16 and 17 January from counterparts at the National University of Ireland, NUI, Galway, as they prepare to merge two of their Colleges. Over the course of two days the NUI Galway team met with the Vice-Chancellor, Pro Vice-Chancellors, University Senior Staff
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