Future Events

For now we have cancelled our April meeting due to the University closure. This will be rescheduled when things are back up and running on campus. For the time being, all other events are as planned but we will update the website and twitter when things change.

All of our monthly meeting occur in the Laver Building Level 8 common room unless otherwise stated.

Friday 03 April 2020 (Postponed)

Theme: Understanding Page Charges and Open Access

Location: Laver LT6 15:30-16:30 (with refreshments following the seminar)

Following our very successful seminar in August 2018, we are hosting a second seminar on page charges and open access. We will be joined by Imogen Ward-Smith and Caroline Huxtable from the libraries Open Research team for a 45 minute seminar followed by a 45 minute Q and A. In this session we will discuss how to pay journal publication costs, how to make our author accepted manuscript open access on Symplectic, and when to pay open access fees.

Refreshments will be provided after the seminar.

Friday 11 May 2020

Theme: Understanding body language – hosted by Women in Physics and Women in Climate

Location: LSI Seminar rooms A-B at 09:30-12:30 or 13:30-16:30.

Women in Physics and Women in Climate are teaming up to host an interactive training session on understanding body language. We are offer two training sessions, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, to maximize the number of people who can participate. Our trainer is Sadie Sharpe from Sharp Transformations Ltd.

There are many contexts in which our body language, and other non-verbal communication, impacts discussions, presentations, interviews and other general communication. However, we are often unaware of how we are interpreted by others. Body language can be a particularly important tool for women, for whom success depends on being perceived as assertive without being β€œbossy”, on delivering their messages clearly and without ambiguity, and on making themselves heard instead of overlooked. However, executing these skills can be difficult without bespoke training and an opportunity to practice. In this training event we will explore how we use non-verbal communication to convey meaning, how to identify our own negative body language habits and how to change our body language for more positive communication.

These sessions are possible thanks to funding from the Researcher-Led Initiate awards from the University of Exeter’s Doctoral College and the Department of Mathematics.

Sign up on our Eventbrite page! If we sell out then please add yourself to the wait list and you will be notified if places become available. If you sign up but can not longer attend please cancel your ticket on Eventbrite so someone can take your place.

Friday 05 June 2020

Theme: How to say no!

Book Club: “**** No!” by Sarah Knight.

Location: Laver common room level 8. Time: 16:15-17:30

Do you struggle to say no to things you don’t have time for or things you do not want to do? In our April meeting we will discuss how to say no and not feel guilty about it. This meeting will also be a book club on Sarah Knights book “**** No!”.

Thursday 09 July – Friday 10 July 2020

Two day workshop: Writing workshop for climate scientists

Location: LSI seminar rooms A-B.

The Women in Climate network are hosting a two day writing workshop. The writing workshop would be lead by Professor David Schultz who is a Professor of Synoptic Meteorology at Manchester University. Prof. Schulz is the author of the excellent writing guide Eloquent Science and provides training on his approach to academic writing. We will soon be opening up tickets for the event via an Eventbrite page. When this is available we will provide a link below.

This workshop is possible thanks to generous funding from the Royal Meteorological Society Legacy Fund, the Global Systems Institute and the Department of Mathematics.