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International Women's Week 2020

A week of celebrations inspired by International Women's Day

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Public lectures | Seminars | Workshops

This year NTU is proud to be hosting a week-long programme of FREE events for colleagues, students and members of the public to mark International Women's Day.

From guest lectures by inspirational NTU alumni and local legends, to workshops and creative activities, there is something for everyone.

This week is for everyone and we actively encourage men to attend, be inspired and get involved.

#NTUIWD #IWD2020 # EachForEqual

  • From: Monday 2 March 2020, 11.30 am
  • To: Monday 9 March 2020, 4 pm
  • Location: Nottingham Trent University, various locations - please see programme for full details
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Event details

The current programme of events is below - make sure to check back as more events may be added!

Monday 2 March

Jaega Wise

Nottingham local and Head Brewer at Wildcard Brewery. Combining expertise in engineering, mathematics, logistics and a love of all things beer, Jaega has been leading the brewing team at Wild Card since 2012.

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Workshop

Know your hops!

Join Beer Sommelier Jaega Wise for a workshop for NTU students and colleagues. Know Your Hops explores the sensory world of hops. Using all of your senses learn how to recognise different hops, to tell them apart and to increase your beer knowledge! Snacks and refreshments included.

11.30 am - 12.30 pm

City Campus

NTU staff and students only

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Lecture and discussion

The Representation of Women in the Beer Industry: Changing the culture

Jaega Wise talks about her successful mission to change sexist labelling practices, banishing antiquated stereotypes and misogynistic beer labels.

2 pm - 3 pm

City Campus

All welcome

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Tuesday 3 March

Charlie Martin

NTU alumna and professional racing driver, Charlie is on her way to becoming the first transgender driver to compete in the 24hrs Le Mans race. As a transgender woman in motorsport, she occupies a unique role within her sport and the LGBTQ+ community, having faced incredible adversity to become her true authentic self.

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Workshop

Join Charlie for a workshop for NTU students and colleagues, which will centre around her experience of being a Stonewall LGBT+ Champion and the power of sport to create unions instead of division. Light lunch and refreshments included.

12.30 pm - 1.30 pm

City Campus

NTU staff and students only

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Lecture and discussion

Driving diversity in motorsport

Charlie Martin discusses her personal road to success and the power of diversity. The combination of Charlie's proven track record, unstoppable determination and desire to succeed have all set the stage for one of the most unique & compelling stories in modern motor racing.

5.30 pm - 6.30 pm

City Campus

All welcome

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Wednesday 4 March

Dr Irene Zempi

Senior Lecturer in Criminology and Head of Year 3 BA (Hons) Criminology at Nottingham Trent University.

Photo of Irene Zempi

Lecture and discussion

On the intersection between misogyny and Islamophobia.

Dr Irene Zempi explores her intersectional research into the complex challenges faced by Muslim women in modern society.

1.30 pm - 2.30 pm

City Campus

All welcome

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Employability Celebrates Women in Social Sciences

Come along and find out more about our inspirational alumni from Social Sciences. Hear their stories about how they've created their careers and the challenges they've face along the way.

1 pm - 3 pm  City Campus

NTU students

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Thursday 5 March

Three minute thesis

An informal version of the 3MT format, giving a platform to the next generation of academic and professional services colleagues.

Hear from female PhD students alongside colleagues from NTU’s Graduate Development Programme, as they explain their research and work against the clock

12 pm - 1 pm

City Campus

All welcome

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NBS Business Leaders Lecture Series

Mary Hunter

Your future is formed today!

Join NBS for the next talk in the series of Business Leader Lectures, where we welcome Mary Hunter from Columbus to share her insights, learning and practice with us.

6 pm - 7.30 pm City Campus

All welcome

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Friday 6 March

Cherie Pitcher

Fuelled by a passion for people Cherie has seen her career evolve through technology into the field of talent, holding a well-founded belief that diversity, equality, and inclusion is not just the right thing, it achieves business growth, sustainability and positive social impact.

Cherie Pitcher

Lecture and discussion

Diversity & Inclusion in tech; women in the digital world

Cherie will share insights from her journey so far and her observations of the wider diversity and inclusion agenda in the tech sector. She will go on to explore why our ever increasingly digital world presents a great opportunity for women entering or already within industry, and how this opportunity can be realised to help build a gender equal world.

12.30 pm - 1.30 pm Cilfton Campus

All welcome

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Sunday 8 March

Universities for Nottingham International Women's Day Civic Showcase

Join leading female experts from NTU and University of Nottingham on Old Market Square for fun and fascinating activities for the whole family.

10.30am-2.30pm Old Market Square No booking required

Monday 9 March

NTSU: Conversations On Women in Leadership

Nottingham Trent Students' Union will be hosting a multi-part event focusing on women in leadership in STEM, Academia, Sport, Creative and Business.

This event is open to all students and staff at NTU and will consist of a keynote, themed discussions and a panel Q&A.

Workshops will unpick barriers that exist to women in getting into leadership roles, and how to overcome them. This is also open to men so they can understand these barriers, and how they can diversify in the future to ensure gender equality in senior roles.

4.30pm – 7.00pm

The Level, City SU Building

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Women's Staff Network activities

The Women's Staff Network will be hosting simultaneous breakfast clubs at the City Campus (Global Lounge) and Clifton (Pavilion) on Friday 28 February, 8.30 am – 10 am. Open to anyone to come along and network over a tea, coffee or your homemade porridge or a delicious brought pastry!

During the week  leading up to IWD2020 (2 - 6 March), the Network will be hosting tree structures (one in each of our main campuses) and inviting colleagues to make pledges for #EachforEqual.

For more information about the network, please email: ntuwomen@ntu.ac.uk.

All week

Come and visit the Trailblazing Women of Nottingham exhibition in the Newton Building outside the Old Chemistry Theatre. Celebrating women across the ages from NTU and Nottingham, this is not to be missed!

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Employability Women's Week: City, Clifton and Brackenhurst campuses, 2-6 March

NTU Students: take part in Employability Women's Week at NTU! Hear from our inspirational female students and alumni and join us for a series of special skills workshops as part of our Steps to Success Programme.

These lunchtime sessions will focus on key topics such as Resilience, Leadership, Assertiveness, Confidence Building and Personal Branding. You will have the opportunity to take part in practical exercises and discover strategies to help you feel more confident in relation to your employability.

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Location details

Address:

Nottingham Trent University
various locations - please see programme for full details

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