International Men’s Day 2016
International Men’s Day 2016 was marked by the Faculty with an event held on 16 November 2016 to showcase our activity by and for men. This was organised by members of the Athena SWAN team in advance of International Men’s Day on 19 November.
The new Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport has recently moved in to Pathfoot Building and so it was a great opportunity to share our work by and for men with each other and our new neighbours.
We featured five mini-presentations about areas of activity and speakers were introduced by Athena SWAN Implementation Group Deputy-Chair Dr Tony Robertson:
- Prostate Cancer;
- Game of Stones: Texting men to help them lose weight;
- Evidence for acute electrophysiological and cognitive changes following routine soccer heading;
- Awareness of tobacco brands in young people;
- Mini Health MOT.
Pathfoot Crush Hall was chosen to host this event as it is an open space displaying works from the University’s art collection, which succeeded in creating a light and airy atmosphere. It also allowed people who happened to be passing by to be welcomed in and catch a talk or two.
After the talks people were invited to come and chat with members of the Faculty’s nursing team about health awareness and issues. Many people attending took great pleasure in competing with their colleagues to see who had the youngest metabolic age.
The organising team received positive feedback from many participants for showcasing men’s health. The event also gave a few people an opportunity to learn more about Athena SWAN, with two new members of staff joining the Athena SWAN team! We would like to thank everyone who came along and participated