Month: March 2014

Growth in Athena SWAN awards….

Posted on 27 March 2014 by Paul Brennan

I help to promote Athena SWAN in the School of Medicine, in Cardiff University and nationally by participating in Athena SWAN Assessment Panels. Athena SWAN is a charter that recognises commitment to advancing women’s careers in STEMM academia. STEMM stands for science, technology engineering, medicine and mathematics.  There has been an increase in the number
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Why I’m an Athena SWAN panelist…

Posted on 24 March 2014 by Paul Brennan

In February, I participated as an Athena SWAN panelist for the third time. I left my wife and children early in the morning, missed the school run and headed off to London. The colours of the sunrise over Bristol were amazing. On the train, I did my final review of the applications. During the previous weeks,
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Doing a Post-Doc

Posted on 12 March 2014 by Paul Brennan

Today, I am giving a talk about Post-Doctoral careers. As is often the way, I started off with a Google search. My search was “why do a postdoc”. I found the following resources: The Office of Career & Professional Development has a nice piece entitled: “To Postdoc or Not?“ UC Davis has a piece entitled:
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