Join us as we celebrate International Women’s Day 2022. Between 8th & 12th March we have an array of virtual and in-person events, interactive open conversations, mentoring opportunities and engaging workshops with the aim of celebrating the social, economic and cultural achievements of women within the wider Swansea University community.

During this campaign we will be raising money for The Eira Francis Davies Scholarship which is awarded to one outstanding female from a developing country to pursue a postgraduate taught Master’s programme within Swansea University’s Faculty of Health and Life Sciences.

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Events open to the general public

Ladies in LegalTech.

To celebrate this year's International Women’s Day, Legal Innovation Lab Wales will be hosting a multi-disciplinary panel of women in academia to share stories of their careers and experiences in LegalTech. Our panel will discuss their journeys, aspirations, and advice, and invite questions from the audience of students, staff and members of the public

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With Dr Kate Evans for International Women’s Day.

Join Dr Kate Evans on her personal journey; from the Swansea University graduate who went off to save the African elephant, to the Founder of the charity Elephants for Africa. She will take us on her adventures, beginning with a promise she made to an elephant when she was just 7 years old. A promise that still drives her today as she heads up the Elephants for Africa team.

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Women in Medicine’s Experiences during the Pandemic - Welsh medium event

Professor Angharad Puw Davies, an infectious disease specialist at Swansea University Medical School, will lead an insightful conversation between Professor Gwyneth Davies, Respiratory Consultant and Deputy Clinical Head of the Medical School, Dr Llinos Roberts, GP and Community Learning Lead for the Graduate Entry Medicine Course, and Shannon Rowlands, a final year graduate medicine student. Welsh language event 

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Women at Work - Biases, Behaviours and Beyond

Join Emma Howells-Davies and Karen Roberts from the Health and Wellbeing team as they discuss the perceptions of women in the workplace over time, leading onto a workshop about healthy habits to enable women to thrive at work. 


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A celebration of alumni and postgraduate writers

From 9am on International Women's Day, join us as we celebrate the works of alumni and postgraduate poets and novelists from the Department of English and Creative Writing, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. Hosted by Swansea University's Cultural Institute.

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Events open to Swansea University staff and students only

Break the Bias - Past, present, future

An unmissable opportunity to hear from Professor Emeritus Joy Merrell and Professor Emeritus Diane Kelly on International Women’s Day talking about “Breaking the Bias: Past, Present and Future”. Between them drawing on an unrivalled wealth of knowledge, expertise and e Please note that this event is open to Swansea University staff and students only. Please note that this event is open to Swansea University staff and students only.

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A Celebration of Women's Literature 'Breaking the Bias'

Throughout the week

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International Women's Day, 'Break the Bias' book display showcasing women who have written poetry, short stories and prose that seeks to break the bias and overcome prejudice and discrimination with short biographies.  The reading list of books in our libraries will include women writers who have broken the bias, along with a blog post. Please note that this event is open to Swansea University staff and students only For information please contact k.m.jones@swansea.ac.uk

Reading List

The International Women Who Made Us - A Panel Discussion 

Join Everyday Racism's Natalie Evans and Naomi Talling along with Charlie Ajomale-Evans and Karen Roberts from Swansea University as they bring to the forefront women who are often overlooked. The value of their contributions, sacrifices, and realities will be explored by the panellists. Please note that this event is open to Swansea University staff and students only

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Bay Campus Geo Cache Challenge

7th -11th March

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Join the Adventure !

Select your team and pick up your map and clues from the FSE reception. Navigate your way around campus testing your knowledge of Women In Science as you go. Submit your answers online to obtain the final location and complete a final task! Take a selfie at your destination and create your own inspiring statement for a chance of winning!

Please note that this event is open to Swansea University staff and students only 

For more information contact Casey Hopkins 

Unconscious Bias Training

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Unconcious Bias Training

All staff should have completed Equality and Diversity and Unconscious Bias online training modules. If you have not completed one or both of these modules please access them via Canvas Statutory and Essential Training (not supported by internet explorer, please use an alternative such as google chrome). For any queries in relation to the training please contact equalopportunities@swansea.ac.uk 

Please note that this event is open to Swansea University staff only