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International Women's Day

We're celebrating this incredibly important day marked by the United Nations. 

Imagine a gender-equal world. A world free of bias, stereotypes and discrimination. A world that's diverse, equitable, and inclusive.

A world where difference is valued and celebrated. Together we can forge women's equality. 

We have so much going on in, and around Durham University including the work of our teams, students and external partners. Take a look and join us in celebrating all we are doing and continue to achieve.

 

 

IWD 2022: Meet the Women Levelling Up in the North East

As part of our celebrations for International Women’s Day, our Vice-Chancellor and Warden, Professor Karen O’Brien hosted a panel discussion with a number of leading women from across the region.
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Championing our colleagues

  • Dr Mathilde Roger

    Find out more about Dr Roger's work in supporting students through the pandemic. 

    Mathilde Roger profile
  • Dr Hannah Bows

    Find out more about Dr Bows work a specialist adviser to the committee of Violence Againsts Women and Girls (VWAG).

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Dr Mathilde Roger

Find out more about Dr Roger's work in supporting students through the pandemic. 

Mathilde Roger profile

Dr Hannah Bows

Find out more about Dr Bows work a specialist adviser to the committee of Violence Againsts Women and Girls (VWAG).

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  • Professor Jacquie Robson

    Teacher, professor, champion of girls and women in science and social mobility...read Jacquie's incredible story.

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  • Dr Petra Minnerop

    Find out more about how Dr Minnerop established the International Research Advisory Board to help developing countries prepare for COP26.

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Professor Jacquie Robson

Teacher, professor, champion of girls and women in science and social mobility...read Jacquie's incredible story.

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Dr Petra Minnerop

Find out more about how Dr Minnerop established the International Research Advisory Board to help developing countries prepare for COP26.

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Professor Sue Black's story

Watch this incredible video as Sue Black OBE shares the story of how she became an award-winning Professor of Computer Science, technology evangelist and champion of women in science. 

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British Council Women in STEM Scholarships

Learn more about Ana Maria's life-changing experience that is accelerating professional growth and acting as a springboard to career goals.

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University student
My favourite part of my course was becoming fluent in data analysis and coding and its applications to Physics and Earth Sciences. I came to Durham with no computer programming experience whatsoever. In four short years I have been able to become skilled enough to undertake a massive data oriented research project for my masters dissertation as well as land a data-focused internship / job in a prestigious consultancy.

Sarah Elizabeth Cliff
Physics student

Remembering Ruth First

Ruth held a lecturer post in the Department of Sociology and Social Administration at Durham in 1973 from which she was on leave working in Mozambique when she was assassinated by a letter bomb. The 40th anniversary of Ruth’s assassination will be marked in 2022 with a series of events being planned.
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Ruth First

Listen and watch

Listen to some of our incredible women-led podcasts and watch some fascinating stories from across our community

100 Moments That Rocked Computer Science - series 2 coming soon!

Join Professor Sue Black as she talks to some of the most influential women in science today about their greatest moments in the history of Computer Science. Hear from Jacky Wright, Chief Digital Officer of Microsoft, Dame Steve Shirley - trailblazing software developer and entrepreneur, AI education expert Priya Lakhani OBE and STEM evangelist Lopa Patel MBE.
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Professor Carlene Firmin

Watch Professor Firmin deliver her inaugural lecture in the Department of Sociology, titled ‘Green lights, speed bumps and cul-de-sacs: the road to Contextual Safeguarding'

Find out more about Sociology at Durham

 

 

The Lemonade Principle

The Lemonade Principle Podcast, from Durham University Business School, brings you inspiration from guests from around the globe. Listen to our female guests that have taken part in this fascinating series.
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Professor Tammi Walker

Listen to a special podcast interview with Professor Walker and Locked up Living Podcast, discussing her research for Women in Prison
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Prof Tammi Walker, St Cuthbert's Society Principal
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Celebrating Inspirational Women at St Cuth's

To celebrate International Women's Day, we have asked the Cuth's community over the years to share with us the women who inspire them

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TechUP at Durham

TechUP Women is a training programme that focuses on training women and underrepresented groups into tech careers. Working closely with industry, the TechUP team creates a programme tailored to industry needs whilst also ensuring every participant gets an amazing learning experience with the opportunity to interview with organisations for internships/apprenticeships/jobs.
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