Meet the University staff and students who are tackling gender inequality in higher education and making access fairer for everyone.
This year, we have spoken to our staff and students to understand what it's like being a woman in higher education and how the industry can be improved to make access fairer for everyone.
Our stories are a collection of accounts that describe the feelings and emotions of men and women who have noticed or experienced gender inequality, and how they have challenged and overcome obstacles to forge their own path.
While our research tackles important gender issues right around the globe, we felt it was important to tell our personal stories because sometimes we just need to know we’re not in this alone.
Explore our stories below and find out how our staff and students are tackling gender inequality head-on.
Sarah Haigh is working to offer flexibility to women, carers and young families.
Ania Jolly is challenging the traditional careers offered to Black women.
Elaine Dewhurst is exploring the challenges facing working women over 50 in Manchester.
Jelena Ponocko is bringing fair and equitable access to energy while working towards net zero.
Aoife Taylor is championing support for mental health in the workplace.
Beenish Siddique is leading in a world that traditionally invests in male-led businesses.
Sherilyn MacGregor is reframing the climate emergency as a feminist issue.
Saleema Kauser is using her position to inspire women from South Asian communities.
Aline Miller is tackling the traditional limitations placed upon women in research.
Peridta Barran is supporting women to balance work and home lives while progressing their careers.