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Meetings and Timeline


The Parenting and Childcare Working Group will meet four times in 2017 to discuss issues raised and identify areas for future development. The Chairperson will regularly report to the University Athena SWAN SAT and Diversity Committee, and a written report will be produced at the end of the review for University Executive Board.


Jan 2017

Agree membership, ToR and Timeline for activities and completion

Apr 2017

Complete survey of staff and student parents (run by external provider) to identify challenges and barriers

May 2017

Evaluate preliminary outcomes form survey, and identify areas for focus groups

May 2017

Follow-up focus groups (run by external provider) to gather detailed experiences from parents

May 2017

Review of HR policies and practices to identify areas for improvement

Jun 2017

Full report of survey and focus groups, and HR policies and practice; decide what issues we need to address

Jun/Jul 2017

Working with parents, identify potential solutions and explore business case for their development – report to PCWG

Sept 2017

Agree recommendations for Final Report

Oct 2017

Produce and agree Final Report

Nov 2017

Final Report of PCWG to Athena SWAN SAT and UEB and actions agreed