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Women in Environmental Science Workshop

Dr. Cecilia Medupin of the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences is organising a Women in Environmental Science event at the University of Manchester.

Throughout history, women have always faced the challenge of gender discrimination, arising from cultural/religious barriers, child birth and rearing and inequality in pay cheques! However, in Stem areas, (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), these problems are more systemic.

The challenges facing the environment, for land air and water, require women to take stronger initiatives in the future to create a sustainable world. Women, most especially in deprived and international communities, feel the impact of environmental damage and pollution greatly. Therefore, the role of women in environmental science is crucial at local, regional, national and international levels. It is linked to family units, urban and rural communities, education systems, industry and regulatory institutions. This Women in Environmental Science workshop, is a vehicle created to foster and support new groups of women interested in environmental science and to promote such activities in their local communities.

Women in Environmental Science Workshop

Why not come along on Wednesday 13 June at the Roscoe Building – Theatre B, University of Manchester, Oxford Road 10-2.00pm. Here you will share your experience of what the environment means to you. You can listen to the experiences of other women who have successfully faced these challenges, reflect on the opportunities for careers in environmental sciences, with presentations, break-out sessions, networking and interactive exhibitions.

This event is open to women, members of the public, schools and colleges within and outside Manchester.

Register at Eventbrite.

University of Manchester Environmental Research Outreach

Advice, Networking & Exchange of Practical Ideas

Wednesday 14 September 2016, 11am – 2 pm (lunch included), Williamson building G12

All researchers welcome – whether academic staff, research staff or postgraduate research students with an interest in both environmental (science, health, humanities, engineering) research and its dissemination to the public and stakeholders through outreach events. We are equally keen to attract those with experience and advice to share and those with an interest and passion to start to undertake outreach work about their or the university’s environmental research. Early career researchers are particularly welcomed.


  • 11:00 – Outreach showcase – short introduction talks by researchers already involved in environmental outreach including advice on how to get involved.
  • 12:00 – Lunch and outreach demo session – a chance to network and bring along outreach activities which have worked well for engaging the public.
  • 12:45 – Outreach clinic – Submit a description of your research or paper using the form below and we will have a collective think about an outreach activity to help communicate this at an outreach event.
  • 13:30 – Open discussion – To cover topics surrounding how we can better represent the UoM environmental research in outreach events.


Please fill out this form to book your place at the event https://goo.gl/forms/ENSCuEnFqy4DOMN93

Dr Helen Downie, Postdoctoral Research Associate, School of Earth, Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences, The University of Manchester 

Manchester Geomicrobiology group blog: http://manchestergeomicro.wordpress.com/