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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 2018) we're celebrating the contribution of women across The University of Manchester.

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. 

International Women's Day Facebook live stream

Watch our event on 8 March: Women and the Media

On International Women's Day we'll be streaming our 'Women and the Media' panel discussion on our Facebook event page.

The event will be hosted and chaired by the University’s President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell and she will be joined by:

  • Dorothy Byrne (BA Philosophy 1973), Head of News and Current Affairs at Channel 4
  • Holly Dewsbury (BA Language, Literacy and Communication 2009), Manager, EMEA UKI Agency Team, Facebook
  • Kirstie O’Mahony (BA Philosophy 2017), Co-ordinator of Student Media and Editor in Chief, The Mancunion

Join the conversation on social media

Get involved with the conversation on Twitter using the #IWDUoM hashtag.


#UoMWomen is a campaign across the University celebrating #Vote100 and #IWD18, follow the hashtag on Twitter for all the latest news.   

Wonder Women

We're also supporting Manchester’s feminist festival Wonder Women. There are several events on throughout March, marking the final 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.