UCL Psychology and Language Sciences


Working in PALS

Within the Division of Psychology and Language Sciences, our mission is to foster a stimulating, respectful, congenial and fair environment and provide equal opportunities.

We hold an Athena SWAN silver award for our work on advancing the careers of women scientists. The Athena SWAN Charter recognises and celebrates good gender equality practices in higher education. The charter is a gender equality framework used across the higher education sector. Participating institutions and departments use the charter to improve gender representation, progression and the working environment for all staff. Find out more here.

Mentoring and networks for staff

There are a number of mentoring and networking opportunities at UCL:

Mentoring @ PALS - WoW Mentoring Scheme

The PALS ‘WoW Mentor’ Mentoring scheme aims at supporting and encouraging a professional relationship in which an experienced professional (the mentor) assists another, less experienced professional (the mentee) in appraising, reflecting upon and steering the mentee’s career and personal growth within the complicated and increasingly large academic world.

The scheme aims to create a light-touch, non-bureaucratic and supportive community of peers that work together for the advancement of each others careers.

UCL Women (Networking group)

UCL Women is a networking group for academic staff in the sciences and engineering. Open to staff at the post-doctoral level and above, the group provides a regular, informal forum for getting to know other women at UCL. The aim is to provide access to information and advice that might otherwise be hard to come by.

UCL Astrea Network (for women in professional services)

Astrea is a network for women in professional services roles at UCL. It aims to empower women, and by doing so, to get women to realise their potential. Members can find mentors and role models; can talk about issues of common concern and can discuss what needs to change to reach 50/50 leadership.

UCL Parents and Carers Together Network

Social network that meets on monthly basis to discuss balancing care and work.

If you are interested in attending, would like to join UCL PACT virtually on Moodle, or want further information, contact equalities@ucl.ac.uk

Early Career Neuroscience Forum

Meet your peers, share ideas, initiate collaborations, get advice, along with many other great opportunities. 

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