International Women's Week

International Women's Week

Mon 05 Mar 2018 - Sat 10 Mar 2018

Across Campuses

This International Women’s Week join us as we celebrate women/non-binary creative expression through poetry, performance, art & comedy. Learn the Her-Stories of women around the world at the SU exhibition &  find out how we can break menstruation taboo’s and empower women to make ethical and sustainable menstruation choices at our No More Taboo stall outside One Zone on March 8th.

Finally, we will be fundraising for Mermaids a charity empowering transgender & gender diverse children – so watch out for Roses to RAG & drop in to Vulva Cake Decorating & Tea on Friday 9th at the SU.

Sunday 4 March: The Big Period Quiz in the SU Bar- fundraiser for No More Taboo 

19:00 - 23:00

Join us for a pub quiz all about... periods!? That's right. We're supporting No More Taboo, a fantastic charity dedicated to ending period poverty and dispelling myths and taboos surrounding menstruation worldwide. Grab your GCSE Biology textbooks and swat up on your history... you're gonna need it!

Monday 5 March: This Hijabi Says..

19:00 - 20:30

"This Hijabi Says" is a compilation of short poems by young muslim hijabis. Join us exploring our hijabs in a creative expressive way. This will be followed by a question and answer session. 

An International Women's Week event at UWE. 

Tuesday 6 March: JAMNESTY Open Mic Fundraiser

Come and join the UWE Amnesty International society at the Golden Lion for their first ever Jamnesty event. We will be hosting an amazing evening of music, spoken poetry and comedy with an all-female line up to celebrate International Women’s Week. This is one event that is not to be missed!

Wednesday 7 March: Lady Lazarus Art Exhibit 

An exhibition empowering women/non-binary creatives! Curated by students at Bower Ashton. 

Wed 07 Mar 2018 18:00 - 23:00

The Crypt, 4 Southville Road, Bristol BS3 1DG

Thursday 8 March: International Women's Day #PressForProgress

Consent & Asserting Boundaries Workshop- Woman's Talk Society

UWE Woman's Talk host Camille Barton: a workshop on how to assert your boundaries in daily life, and unpacking consent both in and out of the bedroom.


5X108- Frenchay Campus

Gender equality issues and good practice - Athena Swan Charter. 

Glenside Campus 

One event planned at Glenside Campus aims to give students an understanding of how gender equality issues and good practice are promoted  through the work of the Athena SWAN Charter.

If you are curious and want know more, please visit us at the HUB dining room on March the 8th between 12 and 2pm and meet members of the Nursing and Midwifery and Allied Health Professions Self-Assessment Team.

If you are unable to attend, but would like to know more about how the Departments of Nursing and Midwifery aim to support good practice around gender equality for students and staff,  please visit

Roses to RAG 

This International Women's week we are selling roses to raise money for a Mermaids a trans youth rights charity. Find us outside OneZone on Thursday and Friday lunchtime to buy a rose to give to a woman or non binary babe you appreciate - whether pal or lover!

Vulva Cake Decorating with Tea & Poetry

In collaboration with Hallslife: break down taboos, read feminist poetry & eat cake! 


Upper Engagement Space, The Students' Union at Frenchay Campus 


Press for Progress - organised by FBL/UWE

Celebrate the entrepreneurial, political, social and cultural achievements of women, and their acts of courage and determination in the pursuit of gender parity in their workplaces, communities and countries.

To mark the day, there are a series of events and workshops which are all free to attend and open to all.

Alongside the events there will be stalls set up through the Atrium, Bristol Busines School building, Frenchay Campus, showcasing the amazing work that women in our region produce.


Fairtrade Social: Coffee and Cake

12:45 - 13:45

Celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight on International Women's' Day at our lunch-time social for all students and staff:

  • Drop by any-time from  12.45 – 13.45, no need to let us know in advance.
  • 15-minute talk at 13:15 on 'Fairtrade and how it improves women's' lives' with Urania Hernandez Fairtrade producer from Nicaragua.
  • Free vegan cakes and recipes provided by our staff Vegan Network and The Students' Union Veg*n Society.
  • Fairtrade coffee.

More info:




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