This year’s International Women’s Day is themed #BeBoldForChange, calling on individuals and society at large to work together to forge a better, more inclusive and a gender equal world. This years’ theme is in recognition that each one of us - with women, men and non-binary people joining forces - can be a leader within our own spheres of influence by taking bold pragmatic action to accelerate gender parity. At the Students’ Union, we have collated a list of events, talks and demonstrations that will be taking place on and off campus for International Women’s Day that any student can attend.
14.00 – 17.00, Fulton B Lecture Theatre
To celebrate International Women’s Day, we’re holding an afternoon session with presentations from Maths and Physics graduates about their career and life aspirations after their degrees. Organised by Sussex Lecturers Dr Yuliya Kyrychko (Mathematics) & Dr Matthias Keller (Physics & Astronomy) Speakers include:
Rebecca Grahame (Maths), Analyst at R-Cubed Ltd
Philippa Young (Physics), Software Developer, CGG
Amy Gardner (Physics), Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Sussex
Emma Atakpa (Maths), PhD student in Wolfson Institute, London
Elisabeth Brama (Physics), Senior Laboratory Research Scientist, Francis Crick Institute, London
Book your ticket here: https://careerhub.sussex.ac.uk/students/events/detail/857919
12.00, Library Square
Join us at at the library square to stand in solidarity with the Strike 4 Repeal, a strike demanding the repeal of the 8th Amendment in the Republic of Ireland. For 10 minutes at 12 o'clock Sussex University will stand still, in recognition of the estimated 12 womb bearers that every day are forced to travel outside Ireland in order to have a safe abortion.
You may have noticed students from the Sussex Pink Week team across campus this week, out raising awareness for Breast Cancer and encouraging people to check themselves regularly for signs of the illness.
You can chat to them by Falmer House, and pick up a t-shirt outside Falmer House. Help be part of the fight against Breast Cancer.
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