International Women’s Week

The SRC are working to organise International Women’s Week between Monday 9th and Friday 13th March with International Women’s Day taking place on Sunday 8th March.

To celebrate International Women’s Week at the University of Glasgow, the SRC and various clubs, societies and student bodies are putting on a range of fantastic events.

Find out more about what we have planned below and be sure to check the Facebook event which will be updated regularly.

The International Women’s Day 2020 campaign theme is #EachforEqual

An equal world is an enabled world.

Individually, we’re all responsible for our own thoughts and actions – all day, every day.

We can actively choose to challenge stereotypes, fight bias, broaden perceptions, improve situations and celebrate women’s achievements.

Collectively, each one of us can help create a gender equal world.

Let’s all be #EachforEqual.

Date and time Event Description
Monday 9th March

All week

University of Glasgow Main Library


Literary Legends Stall
Throughout International Women’s Week we’ll be celebrating a selection of female literary legends with University of Glasgow Library!
Each day we’ll feature one of the writers on screens around the library. Help us celebrate these legends and all women this IWW
Monday 9th March

10am – 11am

Gilchrist PG Club WeeG Seminar Room

Women’s Literature Book Swap Swing by the WeeG in the The Gilchrist Postgraduate Club Café for a spot of tea, coffee, and feminist literature!

Bring books by your favourite authors, share your favourite stories, and swap for some new ones. From Toni Morrison to Jane Austen to your best friend’s zine, let’s celebrate the women that save the world everyday just by putting pen to paper.

Swap will operate on a take one leave one policy

Vegan and gluten free options will be available

Monday 9th March

5pm – 6pm

Room 201, McIntyre Building

Feminism and Decolonising the Canon – Tomiwa Folorunso and guests Join Tomiwa Folorunso and guests for a discussion on Feminism and Decolonising the Canon! Tomiwa graduated from the University of Edinburgh with a History degree in 2017 and then worked in Scotland’s women’s sector where in partnership with the Scottish Parliament she co-designed and co-facilitated an award winning leadership programme, Young Women LEAD.

Free to attend for all University of Glasgow students & staff

Tuesday 10th March

2pm – 1.30pm

Glasgow University Union

FutureYou with FemEng FemEng are hosting another discussion panel running in conjunction with International Women’s Day!

The theme of this event is Women Engineers in Management Roles and we have a panel of 7 engineers/entrepreneurs (more to be confirmed) including representatives from:

– Virgin Media
– Thales
– Sofa4Life
– Head of Civil Engineering (at the University of Glasgow)
-University of Sheffield

Each panelist with discuss their unique and creative career paths for between 5-10 minutes and then we will open up a discussion session so you all can ask them questions.

The aim of this event is to make you motivated and excited to pursue careers in STEM after seeing the diverse career paths each woman has taken to get to where they are today!!

Tuesday 10th March

3pm – 5pm

Gilchrist PG Club WeeG Seminar Room

Careers Cafe: Closing the Gap Closing the Gap looks at getting in professionals from different industries which have the aim of closing the gender gap in positions of leadership in these different sectors. Full list announced soon!
Tuesday 10th March

8pm – 10pm

Gilchrist PG Club

Drag 101 IWW Special Dharma and Alana are back at The Gilchrist Postgraduate Club in the University of Glasgow on Tuesday 10th of March 2020 for more Drag 101 shenanigans!

Join Glasgow’s dysfunctional dynamic duo plus special guests from 7:00pm!

Keep your eyes peeled here for details on performers etc.

Free entry, no tickets required and open to all no matter your age, race, gender, sexuality, shape or size. We are an all inclusive safe space. You don’t even need to be a student or postgrad at the university to enjoy this show.

(Under 18’s MUST be accompanied by an adult who will also need to purchase any soft drinks at the bar on their behalf. Also please be warned that with this being a drag show there’s always a possibility that there may be some adult/offensive themes/language/content.)

Wednesday 11th March

5pm – 7pm

Gilchrist PG Club WeeG Seminar Room


Sanitary Product Workshop Before the screening on eco-feminism with GUEST – Glasgow University Environmental Sustainability Team, there will be a workshop discussing the issues surrounding period poverty, debunking some of the myths around periods as well as other discussion points and interactive elements

Screening event: Women and the Environment: Screening and Discussion

Wednesday 11th March

7pm – 9pm

Location TBC

Women and the Environment: Screening & Discussion For this year’s Women’s Week, GUEST and the SRC are hosting a screening of the documentary “Arise – Women Healing the Environment”. Following this there will be a discussion on climate change’s disproportionate effect on women, how it is related to patriarchal norms and what can be done to challenge this!

“ARISE presents the stories of a diverse group of 13 women in five countries who have initiated solution-oriented environmental projects in their communities, towns and villages. It gives voice to these powerful women, and weaves together their inspiring stories with stunning images, poetry and music by well-known writers and musicians”

Can’t wait to see you there!

Friday 13th March

5.30pm – 7pm

Williams Room | McIntyre Building

What’s All the Fuss About? with STAG A director, a writer, a producer, all working in the 21st century. They also all happen to be women. So what’s all the fuss about?

A panel discussion, hosted by Student Theatre at Glasgow, opens up the conversation about women in the arts in the 21st century, reflecting on what needs to be changed and celebrating what has already been achieved with regards to gender equality in this field of work.

Is our contemporary model of success traditionally patriarchal? Is this an adequate model to the measure the success of women? What are the alternatives? The #MeToo Movement is still alive, has there been a positive shift in creative working environments? Is positive discrimination a redundant tool for enabling women to creatively thrive or a useful one? Are women in the arts boxed in by their gender and is there a pressure to be a “good” representative of a woman while working in the creative industries?

We want to see and work in an environment which women and men thrive, are heard, seen, and listened to equally. Is all starts with a conversation.

Friday 13th March

6pm – 10pm

Starts at University Main Gate


Fight for the Night On the 13th of March, as part of International Women’s Week, SWAG (Successful Women at Glasgow) and other UofG societies and organisations will be marching together to say no to sexual assault and harassment, reclaim our streets and stand in solidarity with survivors.

Everyone should have the right to walk our streets without fear of violence and assault. Fight for the Night is standing in solidarity for survivors of rape and sexual assault, and to demand action to make our streets safer.

We will be meeting at the University of Glasgow main gate at 6 o’clock for a 6:30 start. The march will take place through town before finishing at George Square.

This event is for everyone, no matter what gender, sexuality or identity come and protest against sexual assault and stand in solidarity with survivors.

Feel free to message us with any concerns or questions, our inbox is always open!