Event series

International Women's Day

8 March is International Women’s Day (IWD) and we’re running a week’s worth of events to challenge stereotypes, fight bias, broaden perceptions, improve situations and celebrate women's achievements.

In partnership with the Students’ Union we’ve organised a week of activities.

What's happening on our Campuses

Come along for insightful talks and an opportunity to network with others.

Monday 6 March 2023

Decorating the squares

To mark a week of events for International Women's Day, the SU will decorate the campus with large pink ribbons. You will find tags displaying information about the day and links to fundraising sites etc. The ribbons will go up on Monday 6 March and stay up all week to highlight the importance of the day.

Wednesday 8 March 2023

Celebrating female founders

Join us for a panel discussion with local female entrepreneurs and business leaders from 1pm on Wednesday 8 March. Our panel will share their experiences of starting their own businesses and provide insights into the triumphs and challenges they have encountered along the way.

Discover how women change the world

How do women influence protests? Come to our International Women’s Day discussion at 4pm on Wednesday 8 March, as our panel of academic experts answer your questions about women’s protests and discuss the important roles women play in social movements and political protests.

A day of sport

Join us for a day full of fun-filled activities and events, for all female identifying students and staff to celebrate International Women's Day 2023, you won't want to miss out!

Friday 10 March 2023

Raising awareness for period poverty

Periods don't have to be pants. Join en-form, in partnership with the Women’s Environmental Network, at our Colchester Campus from midday on Friday 10 March. Get ready to love your flow and learn about what's best for your health and the planet.

Saturday 11 March 2023

International Women's Day special from Essex Rebels

To celebrate and to showcase women's professional sport, Essex Rebels will take on Leicester Riders, one of the UK's top teams, on Saturday 11 March. Give them your support: get a ticket and help break the attendance record.

Previous events


Tuesday 8 March

Wednesday 9 March

Thursday 10 March

Friday 11 March

Our societies are getting together with the Women in STEM Society to host a roundtable discussion and fundraiser