A seminar for parents, prospective parents, and line managers.
Learn more about the various family friendly policies at Oxford and the support on offer from your HR team; childcare options available to Oxford staff and students, as well as government supported childcare schemes; and recent changes to the returning carers fund including new eligibility for those taking shorter breaks. Speakers from the Medical Research Council (MRC), the University’s Research Strategy & Policy Unit, and Medical Sciences Division will also outline policies and initiatives to support those pursuing and sustaining research and teaching careers through the family years.
10:30 – 10:35: WELCOME
Chair – DPAG Professor Damian Tyler
10:35 – 10:55: HR SUPPORT & UNIVERSITY POLICIES
Sophia Evans, DPAG HR Manager, Katie Meads, DPAG Deputy HR Manager, and Ellie Bonthorne, DPAG HR Adviser
Guidance on the various family friendly policies (including adoption, fertility, maternity, paternity, and shared parental leave), flexible working, KIT days and the support available from your HR team.
10:55 – 11:15: CHILDCARE
Jo Mason, Head of Wellbeing and Childcare Services, University of Oxford
Information on the childcare options available to Oxford staff and students, Work & Family Space, and government supported childcare.
11:15 – 11:25: RETURNING CARERS FUND
Katherine Corr, Athena Swan & EDI Facilitator and Advisor, Medical Sciences Division
Summary of the recent changes including increased flexibility and eligibility, including new eligibility for those taking shorter breaks, aimed at supporting those taking shared parental leave.
11:30 – 11:50:
MRC FUNDER SUPPORT
Jennifer Anderson, Head of Training & Careers, Medical Research Council (MRC)
MRC specific inclusive practices to ensure equality of opportunity for parents.
11:50 – 12:10: RESEARCH FUNDING SUPPORT
Jennifer Gladstone, Strategic Research Development Manager and Research Policy Manager (EDI), University of Oxford
Support available for parents to obtain grants and fellowships, and how to access it.
12:10 – 12:30: RESEARCH ASSESSMENT LANDSCAPE
Tanita Casci, Director, Research Strategy & Policy Unit, University of Oxford, and Mary Muers, Research Culture Facilitator, Medical Sciences Division
Discussion of sector policy initiatives around research assessment including REF, concordats, narrative CV, authorship, etc.
12:30 – 13:30: LUNCH