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International Women's Day

International Women's Day at The University of Manchester

As part of International Women's Day (8 March 2017) we're celebrating the contribution of women across The University of Manchester.

From academics to students, staff to volunteers, all help to make this a world-class university.

Watch a live stream of our Celebrating Inspiring Women at Manchester event here at 12 noon.

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Watch our staff and students in our Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health talk about some of the female scientists at Manchester who've inspired them. 

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Expert blogs marking International Women's Day

To mark International Women's Day, some of our expert bloggers have been looking at how some of the biggest policy questions today mean for women:

Join the conversation on social media

If you want to keep up to date, visit our International Women's Day event page on Facebook, or get involved with the conversation on Twitter using the #IWDUoM hashtag,

Wonder Women

We're also supporting Manchester’s feminist festival Wonder Women. There are several events on throughout March, marking the second year of a three-year campaign of celebration leading up to the centenary of women winning the partial right to vote.

Wonder Women shines a light on some of the incredible, creative and campaigning women both from and working in Manchester today.

Teresa Sutcliffe 

Teresa

Teresa Sutcliffe is so passionate about her work as a member of the University’s Library staff and the assistance she provides students (particularly those from overseas) that she’s opted to continue working beyond the age of retirement.

Jenny Myers

Jenny Myers

Dr Jenny Myers is researching diabetes and hypertension in  pregnancy. She runs a research clinic which provides clinical care for women with chronic and pregnancy-related hypertensive disease.

Melissa Denecke

Melissa Denecke

Professor Melissa Denecke is the Co-Director of the Dalton Nuclear Institute and heads up Women in Nuclear in Europe. She plays a key part in providing internationally recognised research, higher learning and advisory services to help deliver the UK’s new nuclear R&D strategy and skills development programmes.

Carole Goble

Carole Goble

Carole Goble is a senior computer scientist. She has been working in a male-dominated field for the last 35 years.

Carole is a leader of the UK’s e-Science programme, co-directs Manchester's e-Science Centre and is a principle investigator of the Software Sustainability Institute. 

Diane Coyle

Diane Coyle

Professor Diane Coyle is one of the UK’s leading economists.

She is the Vice Chair of the BBC Trust and a former Economics Editor of the Independent newspaper.

Lisa Govey

Lisa Govey

Lisa Govey is the Communications and Engagement Manager in the University’s Office of Social Responsibility. Lisa works to encourage staff and students to engage in volunteer work, public engagement projects and partnerhips with local communities.