International Women's Day Events 2018

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Sunday 4th March

2-5 pm

Robo-Olympics challenge for girls

Aberystwyth Robotics Club will be hosting an Olympics-inspired Lego robot challenge for teams of girls aged 8+. First build your robot, then compete in a series of challenges.  Registration required - please sign your team up here:

Girls aged 8 plus

Old College

King Street


SY23 2AX

Hannah Dee

Tuesday 6th March



Springboard Taster session – Please email to register 

All Medrus 3   Joy Arkley

Thursday 8th March




Conference: Women, Migration and Refugees

'The Interdisciplinary Gender Studies Research Group are hosting a conference to celebrate International Women's Day on March 8th in the Old College. The theme is' Women, Migration and Refugees'. 

The day will include a postgraduate symposium for postgraduate students and staff, and wider presentations and workshops that will be open to all. The day will be structured around a woman's migrant journey from point of departure to destination, with contributions from policy  UK Government policy makers, third sector organisations and community based groups. Themes to be explored will include the issues and challenges faced by migrant women as well as a celebration of achievements and stories of hope. Confirmed speakers include:

  • Postgraduate students and senior academics 
  • The Welsh Refugee Council
  • The Wales Strategic Migration Partnership
  • The British Red Cross
  • Welsh Women’s Aid
  • West Wales Domestic Abuse Service
  • Policy leads from UK and Welsh Government 
  • Ammaara Nalban Students Union BME Officer
  • Madonna Kalousian, Lancaster University

All  Arts Lecture Theatre, The Old College   Jo Hopkins

Thursday 8th March



Forward Together

To mark International Women’s Day Ceredigion Museum presents a stimulating evening of talks and discussion with music from the Bung Bung Belles. A diverse panel of local women campaigners will speak about how we can work towards an equal world. With a museum tour beforehand and audience discussion at the end, this promises to be an inspiring night. All welcome. Organised in partnership with Aberration.
Full £6, Concession £5.



All Ceredigion Museum

Holly Owen

Friday 9th March


STEM Heroines poster display & student poster contest.

Display: In the Physical Sciences Foyer there will be a display of posters created by staff in IMPACS highlighting women in science who have inspired us.

Contest: Students can create a poster (PDF, A3) about a woman in Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths who has inspired them. 

Posters must be submitted to Hannah Dee before the end of the day on 1st March to be included. The best student poster wins a Lego Women of NASA set.

Students Physical Sciences Foyer  Hannah Dee

Throughout the week:


IS poster display


To celebrate International Women's Day 2018, come and see our display and learn about Aberystwyth University's influential and early women and the roles they played in making the University what it is today. Find out which women first studied at Aberystwyth University and who our first female Principal was, along with other key figures:

ALL Hugh Owen and Thomas Parry libraries  Elizabeth Kensler