WHO CARES? 2018 Meeting group for UZH postdocs and PhD students with children

WHO Cares? Researchers with kids-meeting group

child's drawing of a face

Please join us for an exciting exchange with your peers and a diverse group of professors on how to meet the high-level demands of an academic career and a healthy family life. We aim to learn from each other and to collect concrete best practice examples for typical and frequently arising questions from parents in academia.

First meeting in 2018

Date

Thursday, 24 May 2018
11.30 am – 01.30 pm

Location

UZH Irchel Campus
Y34-F-01
Winterthurerstrasse 190
 
The event takes place in English.
Places are limited (20).
Please register: tanja.neve-seyfarth@gleichstellung.uzh.ch

Second meeting in 2018

Date

Thursday, 4 October 2018
11.30 am – 01.30 pm

Location

UZH City Campus
KOL-E-13
Rämistrasse 71
 
The event takes place in English.
Places are limited (20).
Please register: tanja.neve-seyfarth@gleichstellung.uzh.ch

Download Flyer: The two meetings in 2018

Why this group?

An academic career is challenging for anyone, and is filled with uncertainty and a lot of work. Starting and managing a family during these intense years, that require great devotion of time and energy to plan, conduct and publish your research, makes the situation for young scientists even more challenging.

Issues

We aim to learn from each other and to collect concrete best practice examples for typical and frequently arising questions from parents in academia, such as:

  • Who stays home when a child gets ill?
  • How to manage important academic and private appointments?
  • How to manage attending conferences abroad?
  • Given the scarcity of female role models - how to cope with pressure and potentially negative comments from family, friends and others?
  • Krippe, Nanny, Granny - what is/is there a „best“ form of childcare?

Download: Best Practices

You can download the best practices that resultet from the 2016 group.

WHO CARES-Best Practices 2016 english (PDF, 721 KB)

WHO CARES-Best Practices 2016 deutsch (PDF, 618 KB)

Past meetings 2016-2107

The group startet in 2016 with three meetings. In 2017 there was one meeting.