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International Women's Day

NTU is proud to be hosting a range of events throughout the month of March to mark and celebrate International Women’s Day 2022.

The IWD theme for 2022 is #BreakTheBias. This month, we’ll be exploring allyship and the ways in which everyone can take a role in gender equality. This month is for everyone at NTU and we actively encourage men to attend, be inspired and get involved.

Events and Activities

Explore the schedule of events and activities happening throughout March and book your place here.

Students can also Celebrate IWD with NTU Employability. Through a range of events, you’ll hear about the experiences and challenges women have faced in different industries, get advice to help you progress with your own career journey and have the opportunity to reflect on your successes.

Want to get active this March? Download our free NTU Moves app to take part in a special International Women's Day challenge and get rewarded for your physical activity this month.

8 March10.30am - 11.30amWomen's Safety is Everyone's Responsibility  - with Dr. Loretta Trickett and James WalkerColleagues and StudentsBook here
8 March12pm - 1.30pmWhat’s it got to do with me(n)? Exploring men’s role in achieving gender equality. 
 - with Prof Paul Walton (University of York)
Colleagues and StudentsBook here
8 March1.30pm - 2.30pmAurora Leadership Programme Q&A
- an opportunity for NTU colleagues to find out more about the programme
Colleagues Join on Teams
8 March2pm - 3pm (Clifton) 
4pm - 5pm (City)
Break the Bias with NTU Global
- Take this opportunity to learn more about gender bias, discrimination
and stereotyping as well as how to actively call it out.
Students MAE120 Clifton campus
Global Lounge, City Campus
8 March3pm - 4pmFemmephobia: How the devaluation of femininity hurts us all.
- A guest lecture from Dr Rhea Ashley Hoskin (University of Waterloo, Canada)
Colleagues and StudentsJoin on Teams
8 March4pm - 5pmBreaking the Bias in AcademiaColleagues and StudentsJoin on Teams
8 March4.30pm  - 6.30pm A Celebration of Women in SME's PublicBook here
8 March5pm - 6pmPlay for Fun Netball with NTU SportsNTU StudentsBook via the NTU Sport app
9 March9.30am - 10.10amTour of Dryden Enterprise Centre with the Women's Staff NetworkColleaguesBook here
9 March12.15pm - 12.40pm Women's Staff Network - what's it all about?ColleaguesBook here
10 March2pm - 3.30pmMenopause Awareness WebinarColleaguesJoin on Teams
11 March12.05pm - 12.55pmHidden Gems Walking Tour of Nottingham City Centre with the Women's Staff NetworkColleaguesMeet at Student Services
Level 0, Newton Building
11 March4pm - 5pmWomen's Staff Network "Pub" QuizColleaguesNewton LT9
14 March1pm - 2pmWomen and Climate Change
Join Green Academy to explore some of the issues around women and climate change
All Join on Teams
16 March2pm - 3pmCareer Progression in AcademiaColleaguesJoin on Teams
22 March3pm - 4.30pmCelebrating NTU Women in SportColleagues and StudentsBook here
23 March2pm - 3pmDo I belong here? Managing Imposter SyndromeColleaguesJoin on Teams
29 March2pm - 3pmCareer Progression in Professional ServicesColleaguesJoin on Teams

Our Research is impacting gender equality

Researchers from Nottingham Trent University (NTU) and the University of Nottingham have recently received the Outstanding Contribution to the Local Community trophy at the seventeenth annual THE Awards for their work evaluating the success of Nottinghamshire Police’s misogyny hate crime policy in increasing safety for women and girls.

Researchers in NTU’s School of Social Sciences have been exploring women’s experience of Sport in a number of ways. Dr Ali Bowes has shared her research into the effects of the pandemic on existing inequalities in women's elite sport. Professor Carrie Paechter has also carried out research into the experiences of female skateboarders, their identity and their place in the community. Nottingham Law School researcher Dr. Seema Patel has also contributed to a ground-breaking workshop on introducing a transgender policy for World Rugby.

Our community

International Women's Day event with statements on a board

Our Women's Staff Network welcomes all NTU colleagues who identify as women and its purpose is to create a supportive, aspirational and motivational space for women. It first launched on International Women’s Day 2017. The network will be hosting a number of activities as part of International Women’s Day. Join the network here.

NTU is proud to hold an Athena SWAN Institutional Bronze Award. Athena SWAN is a charter managed by AdvanceHE which recognises and celebrates good practices in higher education and research institutions towards the advancement of gender equality: representation, progression and success for all.

Find out more.

Women in Leadership

Women in Leadership course group photo delivered in Tuesday 3 December 2019

Our hugely successful Women in Leadership course was established in 2019, and has since been developing women working in or aiming for leadership and management roles within SMEs. The course delivered by leading academics from Nottingham Business School, and is accredited at Level 7, meaning participants can gain 20 credits towards a postgraduate qualification. The course is fully funded by the European Social Fund (ESF), meaning it is delivered at no cost to the participant.

Find out more

Engage with International Women’s Day online by following our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram channels. Use the hashtags #IWD2022 and #BreaktheBias to join the national conversation.