Talks celebrating International Women’s Day in the SLS

A wide range of truly inspiring talks highlighting different career paths and successes were given by internal and external speakers in celebration of the International Women’s Day on the 8th March 2017 in the School of Life Sciences. The slides for these talks are now available to view. We would love to hear your thought and comments or your own success story.


Libby John

My career in Science Anna Wilkinson

My journey to stay in science Graziella Iossa

WomanD_Lincoln_Esther Walton


 An interesting forthcoming two-hour workshop and exhibition for students

Find out how simple, everyday objects have the power to change people’s perceptions and ideas!

Tell stories about gender identity, gender fluidity and challenge gender stereotypes through objects while learning how objects can transform a viewer’s perception, emotions and logic.

Join Diana Georgiou, one of the co-curator’s of the forthcoming Transitional States: Hormones at the Crossroads of Art and Science, as she leads this workshop where you will learn how to create displays to feature in art exhibitions.

Bring along your own items that express how you feel about gender and sexuality, fluidity and gender stereotypes, or just take part.

Participants’ creations will feature alongside the exhibition at Project Space Plus at the University of Lincoln throughout February 2018.

  • Date: Thursday 30 November
  • Time: 5-7pm
  • Venue: MC3204

Interested in taking part? Email

Transitional States: Hormones at the Crossroads of Art and Science, a video art exhibition that sees international artists explore how hormone use has affected sexuality, gender identity and fluidity.

Athena SWAN Culture Survey 2017

As many of you will be aware, the School of Life Sciences was awarded the Athena SWAN Bronze award in September 2016. This is an ongoing process in which we would like to achieve a Silver (and eventually Gold award). To achieve these goals we need to find out how staff and PGR students feel about various practices and policies that are in place and the overall culture of the School.

As such, we would really appreciate a few minutes of your time to complete the SLS Staff Culture survey. All responses are anonymous, so please do feel free to answer honestly and to provide any comments at the end of the survey that you feel are relevant.

We will use the results of this survey to help us to build our Action Plan for change, so it is vital that we get responses from as many staff as possible, across all parts of the School – including postgraduate research students, post-docs, technical support, admin staff and academics.

The survey is available here:

The survey is now open until the 31st March.

If you have any questions or comments relating to the survey, please contact Sheena Cotter ( ).