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Communicating your Expert Work with Impact

This story published on Monday 26 September 2016
The University provided it’s academic staff with a fantastic opportunity to attend a media training workshop, provided by Media Company Screenhouse entitled Communicating your Expert Work with Impact.

Uni’s latest RPS Fellow champions psychiatric pharmacy

This story published on Wednesday 21 September 2016
Lynn Haygarth has lobbied for 40 years to ensure that mental health patients receive the medication and care they need

New research addresses the sexual health issues of mental illness

This story published on Friday 5 February 2016
The £600,000 project is funded under the National Institute of Health Research Health Technology Assessment Programme

Investigative psychologist looks for truth behind the polygraph

This story published on Friday 29 January 2016
“...ultimately, I hope my findings on the polygraph machine will produce tangible evidence on the machine’s capabilities...”

Social work conference urges greater ‘father-friendly’ culture

This story published on Tuesday 26 January 2016
When family difficulties mean that children are at risk of abuse or neglect ... how can their fathers be brought back into the equation?

€400,000 EU serious games project to combat domestic violence

This story published on Friday 15 January 2016
The interactive, role-playing computer game – designed to educate – will be used in both the East Caribbean and the UK

How the Festival of Britain created a new York!

This story published on Monday 11 January 2016
University researcher uncovers how post-war planners aimed to transform an ancient city

Uni experts aim to cut the costs of pressure ulcers

This story published on Thursday 7 January 2016
Research team calls for new educational initiatives to improve skills and awareness in the healthcare sector

National Women in Engineering Day 2015

Join us at the University of Huddersfield for National Women in Engineering Day 2015, as we celebrate the achievements of women in engineering. Hear insightful talks from engineers working industry and academia; network with other like-minded people interested in engineering and STEM; and get involved with hands-on demonstrations and tours. Expand your horizons - be a part of something world changing. See you on the 23rd June.

12:45 PM, 23 June 2015

Senior Lecturer in Health Visiting receives Institute Fellowship

This story published on Monday 30 March 2015
Karen Adams becomes the first Huddersfield academic to receive an Institute of Health Visiting Fellowship

Athena Forum Statement on tax exemption for childcare costs incur

This story published on Friday 22 May 2015
The Athena Forum is pleased to publish a statement confirming that researchers attending conferences and research visits meet the definition of ‘work related training’ set out by HMRC and childcare costs incurred as a result of the activity are exempt from tax.

BCS App-a-thon - Guinness World Records Challenge

BCSWomen are looking to promote a career in IT, especially to women. To do this we will be attempting to break the Guinness World Record for the largest number of people learning to write Android smartphone applications at the same time.

BCSWomen are getting together with various universities, organisations, companies and local BCS branches to get as many people as possible coding an app 13 June 2015.

Although we would like to use this as a way to demonstrate to young girls and women that IT can be a fun and interesting career, the event will be open to all. Families can come along together and learn (from women teachers) how to build Android apps using MIT AppInventor, which is a free, web-based system for creating simple apps using drag-and-drop coding techniques.

10:00 AM, 13 June 2015

Britain's Hidden Talent: Women Engineers

This story published on Tuesday 19 May 2015
BBC Radio 4 - Susan Marling asks why the UK has the lowest proportion of female engineers in Europe. In 2014, only 6% of the UK's engineers were women.

Miss Research Engineer

This story published on Friday 24 April 2015
Why diversity of gender is important and what our university is doing for it?

Athena SWAN Conference in Huddersfield

This story published on Wednesday 1 April 2015
The First Athena SWAN Conference for The University of Huddersfield will be held on Friday 17 April in the George Buckley Lecture Theatre

BBSRC Chief Executive’s recent blog

This story published on Monday 23 March 2015

Sound Women 3

For the third year running WomenCentre is marking International Women's Day with a celebration of women in music.

8:00 PM, 6 March 2015

Million Women Rise

A woman’s right to live free from violence and / or the fear of violence has not been achieved. Women continue to be attacked, exploited, and violated in many different ways, in our homes, on our streets, on our public transport, at our places of work. If you think this needs to change, then join us on this women only critical mass.

12:00 PM, 7 March 2015

Girls into Engineering Science and Technology (GEST)

Over October and November the University of Huddersfield ran a series of six Saturday sessions on science and technology for girls in Years 10 and 11. The sessions encouraged girls to come along and find out more about how things work and how science, technology and maths play a big part in all our lives.

9:00 AM, 13 December 2014

GEST Blasts of with Bloodhound

This story published on Wednesday 11 February 2015
A Girls into Engineering, Science and Technology (GEST) course for secondary students will be expanded following an engaging pilot scheme.

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