Athena Swan Socials!

Our next event is ceilidh lessons with Dr Martin McBride so prepare to get your dancing shoes back on

This is open to all staff and students, so please join us on the 30th November 3.45-5pm in BHF C222 for Dance Lessons. 

Here is an upcoming list of SCMH monthly socials to add to your diaries:

Christmas Quiz with Dr Scott McKenzie Friday 15th December
BurnsNight January TBC
Salsa Dancing with Eline and Angelina February TBC

Looking forward to seeing a lot of you there!

Christmas Quiz 2023

Its time to confirm that the much anticipated social event of the year, the SCMH Christmas Quiz, will be held on Friday 15th Dec from 2pm in C222/3 of the BHF GCRC.  We have our resident quiz master Scott MacKenzie already working away on this year’s questions and it is sure to be a great afternoon as it always is.  As ever, festive jumpers/attire are encouraged but not compulsory and do remember it does get quite hot in there with all the people!

The Christmas Quiz (to be held on Friday 15th December) is NOW FULL.  We are at the maximum capacity for the room (64) but if you would like to add your name to a reserve list should a space become available, then please get in touch with Lorraine (

SCMH Running Club

THE SCMH Running Club holds regular runs of 5–8km (at a social pace) usually on Wednesdays or Thursdays @ 5.30pm. Regular attendees are spread across all the SCMH sites and run times are flexible depending on the attendees and their schedule. The more people attend, the more they can run. Anyone is welcome and no one will be left behind! There is a Teams Page here: SCMH Running Club Team page and anyone who would like further details can contact Cara Trivett at

January Challenge 2024

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The January Challenge is back!

Throughout the month of January we are encouraging you to take on some of the January Challenges in 2024! There are 31 New Challenges to take on and last years successful participation. 

The Challenges

Don't miss out on theis years challenges and your chance to be creative. Let's make this year even more vibrant, inspiring and memorable! 

Let us know the challenges that you will be doing and we will add your name to the below to let others know you are taking part and we can all support each other:

Sign Up Here

ECR Coffee Morning

Here are some upcoming coffee mornings taking place in SCMH. 

Every month, Postdocs from across the School meet in either C222 of the GCRC, or the atrium of the Wolfson Link complex, to catch up, chat, moan, or hear about opportunities of interest.

Based on Athena Swan guidance, our sessions take place at 10am or 3pm, and of different days of the week. We occasionally have VIPs join us, like Prof Colin Berry, to discuss his role as research director, or Liane McGlynn to explain how the TRM team supports our research applications (all VIPs are welcome!).

Wolfson 3pm Thursday 21st September

For more information please contact

Athena swan Coffee Catch up

TBC in Wolfson Link Courtyard. 

In response to the recent culture survey and as a means of reconnecting again and connecting with new colleagues who have recently joined the SCMH, we are going to be holding a couple of coffee catch-up events throughout the year.  

All staff and students are invited and encouraged to attend for a blether and a catch-up over tea/coffee (biscuits will also be provided!).  This is an informal gathering where we just want to give people an opportunity to meet in person and see both familiar and new faces.

We hope to see you there!