Wednesday, 05 February 2020
Join us in celebrating International Women’s Day 2020
The University of Nottingham will be holding events which showcase the achievements of inspirational women across our institution. Make sure to bookmark and come back to this page as we add more events in the lead up to International Women's Day 2020.
Celebrating the women of UoN in the city
IWD takes place on Sunday 8 March, and will see colleagues representing different aspects of the University at the International Women’s Day Civic Showcase in Nottingham’s Old Market Square. Joining forces with Nottingham Trent University as part of the Universities for Nottingham initiative, women teachers, researchers, administrators and technicians from across our campuses will be chatting to the public and demonstrating their work.
The event takes place in Old Market Square between 10.30am and 2.30pm – come along with friends and family to experience and celebrate the amazing women of Nottingham.
Would you like to share your work with the public as part of this event? Read more about how to get involved here.
Who are the modern women?
Join us on Monday 9 March for the Who are the modern women? discussion and networking event for all staff, students and alumni. Introduced by Vice-Chancellor Professor Shearer West and chaired by Professor Sarah Sharples, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, this event will feature a diverse panel of the University’s inspirational women, across levels and job families.
Hear inspiring stories from University of Nottingham staff, students and alumni who have taken unusual paths, are in unusual roles or who have fantastic stories to share on what it means to them to be modern women. What advice would they give? What challenges have they faced?
Take part in round table discussions, share what it means to be modern women and go away feeling inspired.
Additionally, schools across the University are celebrating International Women’s Day with their staff and students. These include the School of Maths hosting speakers from under-represented groups in mathematics; a Women in Chemistry conference; and a School of Psychology brunch event celebrating the non-academic achievements of women staff and students.
The University’s central International Women’s Day events are open to all.