Talkback Tuesdays Programme

  • Group of people sat around a coffee table. Smiling, chatting, engaging
  • Multiracial group of young people deep in conversation in a relaxed indoor setting

The Talkback Tuesdays programme is a series of facilitated focus groups that provide a forum for all employees (academic and professional services/support) to discuss a range of career and cultural challenges in a permissive, non-threatening environment

The Talkback Tuesdays Programme consists of a balanced series of female-only, male-only and mixed-gender focus groups, giving all staff the opportunity to express their opinions and discuss ways in which we can build fully inclusive practices and environments, and achieve our EDI ambition to build an inclusive university. To hear (and listen to) what colleagues believe will make a difference, is the first step to making change.

The Talkback Tuesdays Programme has been running since 2016.


Career support and progression 

Professional services and support staff only (21 May 2019)

Exploring the career development and progression opportunities for professional services and support staff across the University.


Barriers to promotion

Male academics only (22 May 2018)

Exploring men’s experiences of promotion within the University — understanding barriers relating to, but not limited to, gender, race, ethnicity and workload allocation.


Career impact of parental leave 

All staff (6 Feb 2018)

Exploring the impact of taking parental leave, particularly the impact on career aspirations at the University of Lincoln.


Barriers to promotion

Female academics only (12 Dec 2017)

Exploring women’s experiences of promotion within the University — understanding barriers relating to, but not limited to, gender, race, ethnicity and workload allocation.


Decisions around paternity and shared parental leave

Male staff only (17 Feb 2017)

Exploring the factors that influence decisions around taking shared parental leave


Barriers to promotion

All staff (1 Dec 2016)

Exploring staff experiences of promotion within the University — understanding barriers relating to, but not limited to, gender, race, ethnicity and workload allocation.


Impacts of maternity leave on career aspirations 

Female staff only (27 Oct 2016)

Exploring the experiences of staff who have returned from maternity leave within the last five years, and the impact it has had on research commitments and career aspirations.


All of our focus group sessions have been granted ethical approval by the University.

 

Contact us if you would like further information, or have a suggestion for a focus group topic of conversation.