Aurora is a women-only leadership development programme run by Advance (HE) former Leadership Foundation for Higher Education. Further details of the Aurora programme can be found on the Advance website

Applications for the Aurora programme 2019/20 are now open.

Aurora 2019/20120 application form.

Below are comments from the Aurora participants of their Aurora experience.

As part of progressing our Athena SWAN action plan, the College has supported eight women to take part in the Aurora Women’s Leadership Programme run by Advance HE (former Leadership Foundation).

Read the article by Dr Charlotte Dawson, Senior Lecturer in Ophthalmology, on her career development journey.

Participating in the Aurora course was a valuable and inspiring experience. It gave us the opportunity to network and exchange ideas with women from all backgrounds working in higher education. The sessions were very interactive providing an excellent environment to discuss daily challenges and difficulties and work collectively on solutions for a variety of problems.

Dr Bettina Dunkel, Senior Lecturer, Equine

The Aurora Program reminded me that leadership isn’t just for those at the pinnacle of organisations, but is a quality which we can all develop and use to inspire and to influence our work colleagues.

Dr Camila Benfield, Lecturer, PPS

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