February 15, 2019, by Claire Henson

International Women’s Day 2019 at The University of Nottingham

To celebrate International Women’s Day on Friday 8 March 2019, we have a combination of cross university events, specialists events led by faculties and an online celebration of inspirational women taking place throughout March.

We hope that many of our staff and student colleagues will take part in these events in recognition of the outstanding contribution that women staff and students make to our University.

  • Women in Aerodynamics
    12-1pm, Monday 4 March: C24, Coates Building, University Park
    Organised by the Faculty of Engineering. Register at www.tinyurl.com/WiA2019.

    • ‘Future Concept Aircraft Engineering’: Ms Sophie Harker, Aerodynamics & Performance Engineer, BAE Systems Air
      An insight into concept engineering in one of the biggest aerospace companies in the world, BAE Systems, together with a glimpse into what the future aerospace environment might look like.
    • ‘You don’t look like an Engineer, Sweetheart’: Dr Genora Joseph, Research Fellow in Agricultural Aerodynamics, University of Birmingham
      Why we need to dismantle pervasive stereotypes and notions that women are not suited for engineering professions, and advocate for more female participation in engineering disciplines, particularly aerodynamics research.
  • From guts to bones and back again: Inaugural Lecture by professor Felicity Rose, Professor of Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering, School of Pharmacy
    5pm, Wednesday 6 March: Lecture Theatre B34, Boots Science Building, University Park
    Chaired by Professor Kevin Shakesheff, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Faculty of Science, and organised by the School of Pharmacy.
    All welcome. To book, please contact anannya.chatterjee@nottingham.ac.uk.
  • Balancing Acts (18+)
    7pm, Wednesday 6 March: Canalhouse, 48-52 Canal Street, Nottingham, NG1 7EH
    A stand-up comedy evening featuring women performers from the University of Nottingham. With headliner Tanyalee Davis.
    Tickets are £4 + booking fee. All ticket revenue will be donated to the Nottingham Women’s Centre.
    Booking required: www.balancingactsnotts.eventbrite.co.uk. For more details, contact sarah.cosgriff@gmail.com.
  • Women in Chemistry 2019 – Conference and Careers Event
    9.30am-7pm, Friday 8 March: Senate Chamber, Trent Building, University Park
    An event bringing together inspirational women leaders from varying research areas in both academia and industry. The conference will host a stimulating and innovative forum to highlight issues of equality and diversity in chemistry careers and provide career advice to attendees of all genders. Organised by the School of Chemistry.
    Register your place: www.nottingham.ac.uk/go/women-in-chemistry. For more details, contact dara.obrien@nottingham.ac.uk.
  • Role models are all around us
    12.30-2pm, Friday 8 March: Dearing Building Atrium, Jubilee Campus.
    Celebrate International Women’s Day 2019 by joining us for lunch! The theme for this year’s event is ‘role models are all around us‘. Women from all areas and levels of work will share their stories and experiences, their achievements, but also challenges they face. The focus is to highlight diversity of role models present across the University, and encourage women to celebrate and support each other.
    We will also be having a collection of ‘bags for balance’ – you can donate an old/pre-loved handbag and place useful items such as sanitary products, deodorant, shampoo etc. in it. The bags are then handed out at the women’s centre to the homeless and those in need. A collection box will be available at the School of Education reception throughout the week commencing 4th March. For more information on Bags for Balance, please visit Campus News.
    This event is hosted by the School of Education, with the support of the Faculty of Social Sciences. All staff and students are welcome to attend the event.
    Lunch and networking will follow. To register attendance click here.
  • Joint University of Nottingham/Nottingham Trent University IWD 2019 event
    9.30am-2pm, Friday 8 March: Newton Building, Nottingham Trent University
    The University of Nottingham is delighted to once again be working in partnership with Nottingham Trent University and the Women’s Staff Networks from both institutions, to host a celebratory event in recognition of International Women’s Day 2019.
    Both university communities will come together to deliver a motivating and inspirational event celebrating the achievements of women in Nottingham and beyond, and discuss how to #balanceforbetter.
    Speakers will share a range of experiences from within academia, professional services and industry, giving valuable insight into how we can support gender equality and intersectionality within our university communities, higher education, and more broadly.
    The Women’s Staff Networks from both universities will be putting on an exciting range of activities throughout the day for staff and students to enjoy, as well as additional events across the week.
    For more information, and to book a place, please visit the EventBrite page.
  • Inspirational Women #balanceforbetter Digital Project
    To celebrate International Women’s Day, female staff and students in all professions and grades and across the UK, China and Malaysia, are sought to appear in a digital photo campaign to support this year’s #balanceforbetter theme.
    Staff and students were recently invited to nominate female colleagues by explaining their inspirational contribution to the University. Nominations have now closed – and nominees, as decided by a small group of representatives from UK, China and Malaysia, will be approached to give their consent to being featured and asked to submit an image of themselves, or something that represents them or their work.
    The campaign will run throughout March 2019.
  • My Business My Way
    Following the recent successful launch of the ‘my business my way’ women’s entrepreneurial toolkit by Nottingham University Business School academic, Dr Isobel O’Neil, NatWest and HSBC are working with Isobel and her team to host workshops and networking events for women in business to celebrate IWD:

    • NatWest’s workshop is open to the public and will be held on Tuesday 5 March at the Ingenuity Centre, Jubilee Campus.
    • HSBC’s workshop will be held on Tuesday 19 March in Nottingham City Centre.
      For more information, contact isobel.o’neil@nottingham.ac.uk.
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