My Life, My Work: Michael Secker

My Life, My Work: Michael Secker

“It’s a really good thing for diversity and inclusion that the University has been such an easy place to make the transition to part time work so I can help look after my daughter.”.”

Michael Secker works in Engineering as the FARSCOPE CDT (Centre for Doctoral Training) Administrator, supporting PhD researchers in the field of robotics and autonomous systems.Read more

My life, my work – Weiru Liu

My life, my work: Weiru Liu

“I can make contributions not just at the Faculty or the research group level but at the University level too, and it gets me thinking about bigger research strategies rather than just my own immediate research interests.”

Professor Weiru Liu has only been in the Faculty of Engineering at Bristol for a little over four years, but already has made a huge impact, not just in her research into Intelligent Autonomous Systems, but also as School Research Director, Faculty Research Director and more recently in a new role as Associate Dean for Temple Quarter Campus (Research & Enterprise).Read more

Supporting staff returning from Maternity, Paternity, Shared Parental, Adoption and Compassionate/Dependents leave

Guidance for line managers –staff returning from Maternity+ Leave (including maternity, extended paternity, shared parental, adoption and compassionate/dependents leave) during the Covid-19 period and as we transition out of it

Guidance for line managers:If you manage a member of staff who is returning from Maternity+ Leave (a term which includes extended paternity, shared parental, adoption, and compassionate or dependents leave), there are a number of actions you should undertake to support them.… Read more

Support for my career – Edmund Harbord

Support for my career – Edmund Harbord

“I was advised to focus on getting one thing done every single day – it was the best piece of advice anyone has ever given me in my career.”

Dr Edmund Harbord is a Lecturer in Optical Communications & Networks within the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and part of the Photonics research group.Read more

Job sharing – Jo McWhirter

Job sharing – Jo McWhirter

“As soon as I saw the role advertised, I asked if a job-share would be something that they would be open to…the response to this was very positive.”

Jo McWhirter has been a part of the SCEEM School Team since 2017, and now works as the Outreach and Student liaison Programme Assistant, job sharing the role with Kirsten Horne.Read more

Job sharing – Ann Gaitonde

Flexible working: Ann Gaitonde

“You’ve both got to want that balance, and to have similar ambitions… and it depends on having the right people above you to make a job share happen.”

Dr Ann Gaitonde is an Associate Professor in Aerospace Engineering, and joint Head of the Aerodynamics and Fluid Dynamics Research Group.Read more