Astrea Events

Catch up on previous events hosted by UCL Astrea.
World Menopause Day

World Menopause Day event (October 2023)

To help mark World Menopause Day, UCL Astrea invited a number of experts in the field of reproductive health and female wellbeing to better understand the journey that affects 50% of the global population. The panel helped our audience better understand Menopause, how it affects the individual and how we can be better educated to support ourselves and one another.

Navigating the menopause at work

Navigating the Menopause at Work (June 2023)

UCL Astrea and UCL Menopause Network hosted a workshop exploring individual experiences of peri-menopause and menopause at work. Contribute to discussions that will feed into a new menopause policy for UCL, helping to improve the staff experience.

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Digital Accessibility

Digital Accessibility (November 2022)

Michele Farmer (Disability IT Support Analyst) and Ben Watson (Digital Accessibility) talked about we can make everything we do more digitally accessible.

Career Development at UCL: tips for success

Career Development at UCL: tips for success (April 2022)

We heard from Karen Barnard, Director of UCL Careers, about tips and tricks to improve your chances of success at interviews and also what to avoid in order to stand out from other candidates. Loleta Fahad, Head of Career Development in Occupational Development, showcased some of the resources you are able to access through Occupational Development to build up your skills and capabilities, and finally Angela Clark, Head of Recruitment at UCL, spoke about how to prepare yourself for career moves.


Astrea does Desert Island Discs

Astrea Does Desert Island Discs! (July 2021)

Our speakers discussed the books and music that have played a pivotal role in their lives and careers to date.

With Marcia Jacks, Institute Manager for the EGA Institute for Women's Health and Co-Chair of UCL's Race Equality Steering Group, and Professor Sasha Roseneil, Dean of the UCL Faculty of Social & Historical Sciences and Pro-Provost (Equity & Inclusion).

Setting Stretching Objectives

Setting Stretching Objectives (December 2020)

This session was an opportunity to slow down, focus on some meaningful goals and set stretching objectives to plan how you will achieve that goal.

We were joined by Fiona Ryland, UCL's Chief Operating Officer, who opened the event with a talk about what stretch objectives are, how she has used them to positive affect in her own career and some basic principles for setting objectives.

Getting your voice heard in online meetings

Getting your voice heard in online meetings (July 2020)

Spending all day in online meetings but struggling to get a word in edgeways? Wish you had the confidence to lean in and make your voice heard?

Virtual meetings present a fantastic opportunity to increase your visibility and to engage directly with people you might not otherwise meet but they can be tricky to navigate, especially for the introverts amongst us. During this session we learnt from two amazing women who have nailed this art, had a chance to try out their tips and techniques for participating in and chairing meetings, and learnt how to become an ally for others.

Impostor Syndrome - is it real?

Impostor Syndrome - is it real? (April 2020)

Ever walked into a meeting and questioned your right to be there? Have you ever taken on a new job and then you felt you weren’t really the right person for it? For many people this is a common life experience and one which can be quite debilitating if left unchecked. This session focused on this and on a set of related behaviours that are often referred to under the title of ‘imposter syndrome’.