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Enhancing Practice: Shared Parental Leave and Breastfeeding Practices in UK Higher Education Institutions

Online Zoom
County / Region
United Kingdom
Position on the Pathway
All categories
Fellowship Category
Event Type
Start Date
End Date
2 hours
Institution Type
Further Education
Price From
Member benefit


Gender inequality remains a contentious issue in the workplace and a key objective for the Athena Swan Charter. The introduction of shared parental leave has seen very little shift toward gender equality. This workshop is designed to disseminate research findings on a study conducted by academics from York St John University, examining Shared Parental Leave and Breastfeeding Practices in UK Higher Education Institutions. The study explores policies in the workplace and experiences of women working in Higher Education. The research findings have practical implications for the employer, the employee, and Athena Swan Leads. You are invited to engage with the discussion with the aim of evaluating practices and developing action points that your institution could use to support gender equality in the workplace. The researchers will share recommendations for best practice at the end of the workshop.

Workshop facilitators

This workshop will be facilitated by Dr Ernestine Gheyoh Ndzi and Dr Anjali Raj Westwood, lecturers at York Business School at York St John University.

Who should attend?

This event is aimed at Athena Swan leads and deputy leads and those working on gender equality within their department or institution. It will be particularly relevant to those focusing on breastfeeding or shared parental leave policies and practices as part of their Athena Swan self-assessment or action plan.