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Claire Algar

We asked women at Warwick to submit an image of themselves for inclusion in the Warwick Women's Montage and a short description of the challenges they've faced/continue to face and how they're dealing with them.

See Claire's submission below:

"I have always been a positive, glass-half-full person but I have found the last twelve months an emotional rollercoaster. My partner has been laid off from work twice, so I found myself trying to keep him positive, keep family members positive, provide care for my mum, while not always realising how much I was struggling. Not being able to hug my daughters and see my family daily has by far been the hardest.

There is much I will take away from this experience though, I have made sure I go for a walk daily and take notice of things around me instead of 'just walking', I enjoy home working but miss colleagues and the buzz of campus, I have learnt so many new things, and my main take away will be never to take anything or anyone for granted and always be kind - you never know what someone else is dealing with!"

Read more personal stories on the Warwick Women's Montage page.

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ED&I Newsletter

Charters - including Athena Swan (gender equality Charter)

Gender Initiatives

Data and Reports - including Gender Pay Gap Report

Policies

Taskforces and SIC - including Gender Task Force

* If you’re struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic find sources of support on the Staff Wellbeing Hub and access confidential online or phone support from the Employee Assistance Programme.