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Looking back at our International Women’s Day at the SU

Written by: Daniella Marley, VP Wellbeing and Diversity

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On Friday 8th March, we celebrated International Women’s Day here at the SU. As your VP Wellbeing and Diversity, I wanted to reflect on our celebrations this year and highlight some of our inspirational female students and student groups. 

International Women's Day is a holiday celebrated annually on March 8th as a focal point in the women's rights movement. It gives focus to issues such as gender equality, reproductive rights, and violence and abuse against women; as well as highlighting the positive achievements of women across the world.

The campaign theme for International Women's Day 2024 was Inspire Inclusion. When we inspire others to understand and value women's inclusion, we forge a better world and when women themselves are inspired to be included, there's a sense of belonging, relevance, and empowerment.

It is particularly important to support and highlight women who cannot celebrate international women’s day and face additional barriers to equality such as race, religion, sexuality, and more. 

To celebrate international women’s day, at the SU your VP Activities hosted a celebration alongside some of our fantastic clubs and societies; including shell painting from Marine Biology Society, performances from Pole Dance Club, and badge making with Student Voice. 


Photos from our International Women's Day celebrations in the SU:


At the University, the University Women’s Network hosted an International Women’s Day free event for staff and students of all genders to celebrate the theme #inspireinclusion. The morning event included inspiring internal and external guest speakers, a Q&A session, informal networking and three optional workshops.

Gender Equality is an issue which we care about year round at the SU and if you’d like to be involved in our gender based campaigns you can join our Mindful Men group or our Here If You Need group. As well as accessing the Gender Equality Toolkit below.

This toolkit comprises of a range of resources handpicked by our Women's Network to inform and entertain you, including films, documentaries, podcasts, books (both fiction and non-fiction), articles, websites and more.