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Terms of reference


The Network exists to promote gender equality and is inclusive of all members of the University. It is a collaborative group which enshrines the core values of being inclusive, innovative and responsive. 

We will: 

  • Provide an opportunity for information sharing, networking and constructive debate. 
  • Offer a central repository for all women-related activities and information in the OU. 
  • Raise the profile of women at the OU. 

Network membership

  • Open to all OU staff. 
  • Championed by a member of Senior Leadership Team. 

Mode of committee operation

  • The network will be steered by a committee of up to 10 people. 
  • The committee shall meet at least bimonthly. 
  • All members of the committee will have the opportunity to request that items are included on the agenda. 
  • Papers and meeting notes will be published on OneDrive. 
  • The committee will review annually how efficiently and effectively it is working. 

Committee membership

  • Membership is open to anyone at the OU. 
  • Membership will be reviewed annually. 
  • Core roles: Chair and secretary. 

Contact us

There are several ways you can contact the committee:


Twitter: @women_OU

Yammer: WomenAtOU

Or in person at one of our events.