Building on its current departmental bronze award, the Faculty of Business and Law (BaL) will be applying for an Athena Swan Silver Award in November 2023. Work on this important area supports the drive to act on gender equality matters and thus improve the experience for staff and students. The team needs to be gender-balanced but currently lacks representation from students who identify as trans and nonbinary. Dr Karen Middleton, BaL Athena SWAN Chair, would be delighted to receive expressions of interest for a vacancy that has arisen on the team for trans and nonbinary students.

Help yourself by helping others Psychologist Michael Steger at the University of Louisville in Kentucky carried out some research a few years ago looking at what sort of activities made people happy.  His research group found that counterintuitively, pleasure-seeking behaviours …

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Rowans Hospice are hosting a volunteer recruitment day on Saturday 23 March from 9.30am – 1.30pm, at which anyone interested can learn more about the various volunteering opportunities they offer across the Hospice, Living Well Centre and local retail shops.  …

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