NTU is a close-knit and inclusive community committed to championing gender equality through a range of programmes, networks and initiatives, and encouraging all to be inspired and involved. From dedicated societies and podcasts to educational programmes and resources, we share your ideas and celebrate the achievements of women throughout NTU.
Societies and networks
Nottingham Trent Students' Union (NTSU) societies are a great way for you to get involved and raise the profile of gender equality and female leadership across the University, as well as in communities both locally and nationally. Below are some communities for women you might get involved in at NTU.
Survivor's Support Network
A community of self-identifying women at NTU who have experienced forms of violence against them. They aim to provide a safe space to unify, empower, and support each other.
A community of students with shared experiences of being disadvantaged because of their gender, or their identification with any gender other than the sex they were assigned at birth.
Although many members of the Feminism Society are self-identifying women, the society itself is very much focused on the ways in which all genders can be empowered and viewed as equal.
Eleanor O’Donnell, BA (Hons) Secondary Education
International Women’s Day
We are proud to host a range of events each year to mark and celebrate the global International Women’s Day - celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. Each year in March students and staff take part in activities and share inspirational stories across events, seminars and workshops, social events, quizzes, and breakfast cafes.
Women in the Built Environment
The annual Women in the Built Environment event series brings together female, built environment professionals and students to provide them with advice, confidence and inspiration for their future careers, as well as work experience and networking opportunities.
This Girl Can
Every November we support the This Girl Can campaign through a week of activities celebrating our female students, recognising their achievements and encouraging women to get active and try new sports and activities. All activities are open to students who identify as female.
Educational programmes and frameworks
NTU is a member of the Nottingham Consent Coalition, working together to raise awareness on the importance of consent, challenge myths about rape and sexual violence, and encourage victims-survivors to access support and report.
Consent is everything workshops
Every first-year undergraduate student attends a mandatory consent workshop in either Term One or Term Two. These workshops are a collaborative consent education programme, designed to make people more of aware of sexual assault and discriminatory acts, situations that require consent with the aim of encouraging a safe, enjoyable, and healthy experience at university.
Bronze award in gender equality framework
NTU holds a bronze award for the Athena Swan Charter - a global framework to support and transform gender equality within higher education and research. We have Athena SWAN Champions within each School who play a central role in addressing local-level challenges in relation to gender equality and associated intersectionality for staff and students.
Communities and support for women in Nottingham
There are a range of local networks and centres that our students can access across the city.
Nottingham Women’s Centre is a safe haven and host events and activities that champion women in the city. It is also home to Nottingham Women’s Library.
Reel Equality is a film club run by Equation – a not-for-profit organisation promoting healthy relationships free from domestic abuse. It hosts screenings of Bechdel-approved and women-centred films. Fan Club is a dedicated free club night for women at Rough Trade, a record store, bar and venue in the heart of Nottingham. It’s creativity-led, with a strict safe space policy and welcoming to everyone.
Both the Topaz Centre and Nottinghamshire Sexual Violence Support Services specialise in supporting free support and practical help for women. Hollaback! is a worldwide, female-led movement seeking to end street harassment and Nottingham has its very own community branch.