Women Professors, Readers & Pre-Readers Network Meeting/Summer Gathering Event (2019)

Women Professors, Readers & Pre-Readers Network Meeting/Summer Gathering Event (2019)

LJMU Supporting Women’s Career Progression

Redmonds (Lecture Theatre 2)

11:00 - 13:00

LJMU’s Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) Team would like to invite all members of the LJMU Women Professors, Women Readers & Women Pre-Readers Networks, to attend a pre-summer gathering, to talk about:


  • The Readership/Professorship application process
  • Discuss the LJMU (Informal) Mentoring Initiative
  • Look at how the Women Pre/Reader Network will be supported throughout the next academic year (to ensure we have annual coverage)
  • Discuss next steps for the Networks going forward



Please find a copy of the event/meeting agenda (running order) below, for your interest. 


  • DATE:    Thursday 4th July 2019
  • TIME:   11:00 – 13:00
  • LOCATION:   Lecture Theatre 2 (Lower Ground Floor), Redmonds Building, Liverpool, L3 5UG



A light lunch will be provided to those that accept the accompanying meeting request. If you have not recieved an invite via Outlook, please email equality@ljmu.ac.uk to register your interest by 2nd July 2019.




Event running order:



Agenda Item / Running Order:

Presented By:

11:00 - 11:10 

Arrival & Registration



11:10 – 11:15

Opening address (importance of the Networks) & introduction to the event proceedings

Prof. Zoe Knowles

11:15 - 11:30

Proposed items:


1)   Celebration of key female academics with a series of life-size banner displays in each school


2)   The production of a booklet filled with case studies of current LJMU female academics to act as inspiration, celebration and incentives for career progression


3)    LJMU to host a Women’s Academic Pride Conference in March 2020 in connection with International Women's Day (8th March p/a)


Women Prof Network Co-Chairs






11:30 – 11:50

Proposed items:


  1. Readership/Professorship application process (Discussions on the 4 pathways)


  1. Members experiences (feedback) on last conferment round Professorship / Readership


Prof Zoe Knowles /

All in attendance  


11:50 - 12:00

Proposal for Network meetings / support needed going forward (annual academic calendar coverage)


Moni Akinsanya / Prof Zoe Knowles

12:00 - 12:10

Proposed items:


1)  Overview of LJMU (Informal) Mentoring Initiative & support for those writing Readership/Professorship applications – Critical Friends


2)  EDI Staff Network Web Page Project (working group)


Holly Nicholls/

Moni Akinsanya

(EDI Team)





12:10 - 12:20

Proposed items:


  1. Women In Research Conference (North West)  - Proposal by Julie Abayomi (Edgehill University)


  1. Women going on/returning from maternity leave – Network proposal


Moni Akinsanya




12:20 - 12:30

 Closing Words / where do we go from here

Moni Akinsanya /

Prof. Zoe Knowles


12:30 – 13:00


Lunch & Networking


*The above event schedule is subject to change



We look forward to seeing you on the day.


All the best


Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Team