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On the 14th June for the annual outing, we ventured to RM Condor in Arbroath for a moving tour of the gardens. A space created by wounded military and a place for contemplation, this garden is usually closed to the public. Gavin Broomhall and Major Bell walked us through the grounds, providing information on … More Visit to RM Condor Memorial Garden
Graduate Women Scotland members fly the flag in the Spazio Europa in Rome at the conference of University Women Europe (UWE) in June. GWE members from across Europe gathered to consider ‘Women in STEM Professions’ in a Europe and the implications of barriers, support and education.
In August, Margot Cram, Pam Keeling and Ann Auchterlonie attended the University Women of Europe (UWE) Conference in Graz, where the theme was ‘Changing Cultures’. Graz, a beautiful city in Austria, has a UNESCO recognised Medieval centre and the conference was held in the Franciscan Monastery there. They went to learn more about where GWS … More GWS attends University Women of Europe Conference
The Graduate Women Scotland Research Presentation Day was hosted by the GWSEast branch and held in Dundee on the 21 April. We welcomed eight women PhD students from around Scotland to present their work. Happy feet, heritage tourism, film makers from the Islands, and the maths of cancer were just a few of the topics. Every … More GWS Research Presentation Day 2017
The annual Literary Lunch was a tremendous success. Held at the Invercarse Hotel on 26 March, GWSEast members met for a lovely meal and to hear novelist Ajay Close to talk about her recent book A Petrol Scented Spring. Ajay enthralled and shocked members and guests with tales of the activities of Suffragettes in Scotland and the … More 2017 Spring Literary Lunch
April 29 Discovery Point, Dundee: Research Presentations Day This year GWSEast hosted the annual event offering Ph.D students an opportunity to present their work and receive constructive feedback from members and an academic assessor. 75 students expressed an interest in taking part and 8 students were selected. Their research studies included foot problems associated with diabetes, … More Research Presentations Day
On 21 November, GWSEast joined GWS members from across Scotland at the Scottish Parliament at the GWS seminar, “The Impact of Conflict on Women and Girls”. The event explored how living in and fleeing from conflict has a specific impact on women and girls, and the effect of grief on children in conflict zones. The … More The Impact of Conflict on Women and Girls
Every year we hold a Literary Dinner, which is an opportunity to gather, to talk about literature, to hear great speakers, and to raise money for our projects. On 3 November at the Invercarse Hotel we gathered once again, and authors Lin Anderson and Mary Paulson-Ellis gave entertaining and informative talks about their work.
At our AGM on 20 October, we awarded Lesley Small and Naomi Wilson bursary prizes for achieving top marks in their respective access programmes. Small has recently completed the Transition Programme at the University of Abertay, and Wilson finished the University of Dundee DUAL Summer School this year. Both are now studying as first years … More 2016 Access Prize Winners