By tessa|2023-01-02T21:01:05+01:00January 1st, 2023|Uncategorized|
Oh! My goodness what a funny two years! But 2022 and UK ELT events are happening again and so, yippee, The Fair List, UK is back!
Feeling superstitious though, after all our lock downs and hiccoughs, and just in case I couldn’t get to IATEFL Harrogate conference in 2023, I plumped for sending out certificates by email this year instead of organising our usual event cum party at the IATEFL conference in the following year. Well, ‘baby steps’ as people say!
If those on the list wish to add a photo of their committee […]
By tessa|2023-01-01T19:14:17+01:00March 1st, 2020|Uncategorized|
In 2020, the first year of the Covid-19 pandemic, the ELT world enjoyed one gender-balanced event in the UK in January, the English UK Academic conference.
By mid-March everything had closed down and since then there have been no big face to face events here.
Organisations in the UK have done their absolute best to offer interesting events for professional development on current e-learning platforms, such as Zoom, which allow us to see, hear and read each other, often for free, and from the comfort of our own homes, no travelling necessary.
These events throw up a […]
By Tessa Woodward|2020-01-22T19:11:07+01:00January 22nd, 2020|Uncategorized|
Most years I organise an awards event on the evening programme of the IATEFL conference in March/April of the year following. Occasionally, when I do not plan to attend the conference, (as this year’s Manchester conference) I send an e-certificate to celebrate the event organisers on the list.
So those on the list for January to December 2019 (click here to see the list!) were sent an e-certificate this time! If they wish to add a photo of their committee or to print the certificate out several times for different committee members or print it out on nice thick […]
By Tessa Woodward|2020-01-15T05:02:57+01:00April 25th, 2019|Uncategorized|
The Fair List, UK held its annual awards event at the IATEFL conference in Liverpool, UK on Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019 from 7-8 pm.
We had a micro introduction to who and why we are. This was followed by expressions of gratitude to Greenall and Florent Books Ltd, for providing lavish drinks and nibbles and for paying for the room hire. Thanks also went to Chris Barker for setting up and managing our Facebook page and to Susan Barduhn for her talk on International Women’s Day about The Fair List for the EFL Talks ‘Women in ELT’ conference.
Who is […]
By Tessa Woodward|2018-05-15T09:08:14+02:00May 15th, 2018|Uncategorized|
The Fair List, UK held its annual awards event at the IATEFL conference in Brighton, UK on Wednesday, April 11th, 2018 from 7-9 pm.
We had a micro introduction to who and why we are. This was followed by expressions of gratitude to Greenall and Florent Books Ltd, for providing lavish drinks and nibbles. Thank you, Simon and Jill! Thanks also went to Chris Barker for setting up and managing our Facebook page and to Susan Barduhn for her talk on International Women’s Day about The Fair List for the EFL Talks ‘Women in ELT’ conference.
Who is on the list […]
By Tessa Woodward|2018-02-05T06:50:50+01:00February 5th, 2018|Uncategorized|
The Fair List, UK is holding its annual awards event at the IATEFL conference in Brighton, UK. The date is Wednesday, April 11th 2018 and the time is 7-9 pm. (Please check the conference programme for the room number) Thanks to Greenall and Florent Books Ltd, there will be drinks and nibbles. Thank you, Simon and Jill!
Please come along to the get-together of the friends of the list. There will be a micro introduction to who and why we are and an update on our mentoring scheme, our new Facebook page and other news. You can find out who is […]
By Tessa Woodward|2017-09-18T13:03:53+02:00September 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|
Over the summer I read a book called ‘Lab Girl’ and would highly recommend it. It is written by Hope Jahren. She is an American geochemist and geobiologist at the University of Oslo, known for her work using stable isotope analysis to analyse fossil forests dating to the Eocene. She has won many prestigious awards in the field, including the James B. Macelwane Medal of the American Geophysical Union. Her book Lab Girl (2016) has been applauded as both “a personal memoir and a paean to the natural world” and a literary fusion of memoir and science writing. She has […]
By Tessa Woodward|2017-02-27T13:15:37+01:00February 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|
Got a job interview coming up? About to give a plenary talk? According to Amy Cuddy’s TED Talk ‘Your body language shapes who you are’. Just two minutes in private just before the event can help your outcome.
Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how “power posing” — standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don’t feel confident — can affect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain, and might even have an impact on our chances for success. (Note: Some of the findings […]
By Tessa Woodward|2017-02-27T13:18:23+01:00February 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|
This year, as I am not attending the IATEFL Glasgow conference in April, I have done things a bit differently. Instead of having a ‘do’ at the conference as we have in past years, I sent out by email congratulations and playful certificates to those on the list for January-December 2016. The list is here:
The following organisers were awarded The Fair List, UK certificate for events in the year January – December 2016:
British Council for their Teaching English Success online conference
English UK for their Teachers’ conference
IATEFL/TESOL for their first ever joint web conference
International House for their AMT […]
By Tessa Woodward|2016-09-28T11:18:52+02:00September 28th, 2016|Uncategorized|
The Fair List awards excellence in gender balance of plenary speakers and panelists at UK ELT events. So I was very interested to note a great stirring of interest in the whole business of fair representation on panels. Below are references to three interesting resources.
First I read the headline:
‘Only men at your event? This blog will shame you’
on BBC Trending in May of 2015.
I went on to read this…………
“How often have you looked around at a meeting or in the office, lecture hall or event space and seen a room full of just men?”
Now one website is pointing […]