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Festival of Wellbeing


11.00am - 12noon

Equal Pay and a New Working Women’s Charter

Forty years ago, a group of British women launched the Working Women’s Charter – a list of ten demands that they believed would address gender inequalities at work. Four decades on, only four of those original ten demands have been met. Challenges around, for example, equal pay, the living wage, child care and boardroom equality still remain.

Dr Burchell, Reader in the Department of Sociology, will speak on the impact that equal pay legislation and work has had over the last few decades in the UK. He will also discuss the issues that exist around gender segregation in employment and the differences between men’s and women’s life cycle and careers.

Gina Warren, E&D Consultant, University of Cambridge will talk about the University’s activity around equal pay and Theresa Bateman from Cambridge City Council will showcase work the Council have been doing on the living wage and fair pay.

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12noon - 1.00pm

Raising Mental Health Awareness

An overview of what mental health is and how we can go about understanding mental health disorders.

An open talk about mental health related issues and the support services available both within and outside the University.

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12noon - 1.30pm

How to Sleep

This highly engaging seminar is designed to provide you with an understanding of the importance of sleep on your work and home performance and includes lots of helpful tips on how you can achieve good quality sleep on a regular basis.

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12.30pm - 1.30pm

Meet the Champions: Race Equality

An opportunity to meet Race Equality Champion Professor Roel Sterckx and discuss the work of the University to progress equality for all.

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1.00pm - 2.00pm

Tour of the art collection at Addenbrooke’s Hospital

In recent years, a growing body of evidence has been compiled proving the value of the arts in healthcare settings. In 2007, The Department of Health issued its first ever review of arts in health which recognised that the arts “are, and should be firmly recognised as being integral to health, healthcare provision and healthcare environments, including supporting staff”.

This session, hosted by Addenbrooke’s Art (a programme funded by Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust), will include a short talk about the role of art in healthcare followed by a tour of the art collections in Addenbrooke’s Hospital.

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