2019 saw the release of the first Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings, which look at universities’ impact on society based on eleven of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These represent the world’s first global attempt to document evidence of universities’ broader impact on society, rather than just research and teaching performance.
Anyone who knows me has heard this story a thousand times. When I first visited Lincoln as a prospective student, I saw the cathedral and I cried. I knew instantly that this is where I needed to be, this was going to be my home - at least for the next few years.
In 1975, the US government funded the “Double Bind” conference in Virginia to understand why so few minority women were becoming scientists. At the time, there was little understanding of the lived experience of women minority scientists.
One of the first questions that people often ask after the birth of a child is “is it a boy or a girl?”. More commonly than people think, the answer isn’t always so straightforward. The United Nations report that “up to 1.7 percent of babies are born with sex characteristics that don’t fit typical definitions of male and female. That makes being intersex almost as common as being a redhead!” (UN Free & Equal Website).
Like many working in science, Dr Mariona Segura Noguera's scientific career has always been intertwined with her personal life. Travelling to Hawai'i to carry out research at the Hawai'i Institute of Marine Biology, poses a number of family challenges...