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Current Events

International Women’s Day 2018 at Strathclyde

See below for information on some related University events on and around International Women’s Day this year, as well as details of some ongoing University gender equality initiatives and opportunities.

Feminist Research Network Seminar Series 2017-18: Wednesday 7th March, 3pm:

'The Scar that stores the Story’: Refugee Integration through Languages and the Arts. Prof Alison Phipps (Education, University of Glasgow)

In this paper Alison Phipps will consider the ways in which feminist approaches to the mutual, societal work of refugee integration, using multilingual and artistic approaches, can intervene in arresting narratives and structures of stasis. 

Venue: MC303 McCance Building

Free, but ticketed. Tickets available here on Eventbrite.

Strathclyde Feminist Reading Group Meeting: Friday 9 March, 1pm

The first meeting of the group will discuss The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. The meeting will also include planning for future sessions. All staff and students welcome. 1pm, room LH 106, Lord Hope Building. Please feel free to bring your lunch to the meeting. For more information, please contact Rebecca Jones. Follow the Strathclyde University Feminist Research Network blog.


Gender Equality initiatives at Strathclyde

See below for links and information on just some of the activities ongoing across the University to promote and advance gender equality.

Gender Equality and Athena SWAN

Engineering the Future for Girls and Young WEIR-WISE Discovering Engineering with S2 Girls

Aurora Women's Leadership Development

Equally Safe in Higher Education


MSc in Applied Gender Studies

Past Events

International Women’s Day Event:

Be Bold for Change – Friday 17 March: 12pm-2pm

Explore strategies for building a gender-equal society, with an opportunity to hear about progress on some innovative gender-equality projects underway at Strathclyde.

For information, visit the event website.


Japan@Strathclyde workshops - April 2017

Venue: University of Strathclyde Chaplaincy Centre, Level 2, Graham Hills Building, 50 Graham Street, G1 1QE

Time: 2 to 4pm

Free and open to all


Wednesday 19 April

'Inclusive Glasgow, Inclusive Scotland'

Scottish approach for making society inclusive is examined with the screening of two documentaries:

'Our Scotland: A Japanese perspective' (2013, 34 mins): How are strangers treated at a ceilidh? 

'Equality and Equity at Scottish School - Andrew Robson' (2017, 26 mins): Andrew Robson, Deputy Head Teacher, Hillhead Primary, Glasgow, talks about 'equity' approach of trying to meet every child's needs at school. 


Wednesday 26 April

'Inter-cultural Understanding'

Is it easy to understand each other across cultures? This question is examined with the screening of three documentaries:

'Japanese isn't English' (2016, 15 mins) Native speakers of Japanese are likely to understand English sounds in relation to Japanese sounds, although these two are different. 

'Hope - Rev Dr Norman Shanks'(2016, 20 mins): 'Hope' seems an easy concept, but the former Leader of Iona Community talks about its meaning with reference to Christianity, T.S. Eliot's poem, and Pandora's box.   

'Christianity is about relationship, hope - Rev Bruce Keeble' (2015, 26 mins): He was a prisoner of war at Japanese camps in China during WWII. When he came to Glasgow as a Minister, he met Japanese. How has he overcome his wartime experience?    


LGBT+ History Month - February 2017

LGBT+ History Month promotes and celebrates equality and diversity.  

The Strathclyde LGBT Society is holding a series of events to raise awareness and educate on matters that affect the LGBT+ community. From panel discussion, film screening to hosting an exhibition.

All students and staff are welcome.



Diversity Week 2017: 20-24 February

The Equality and Diversity Office in conjunction with the Students Association will be hosting week long events celebrating diiferent cultures, lifestyles and faith and belief perspectives.

We welcome current and former students, staff and friends.

Download the full Diversity Week 2017 programme

Information on individual events is also available on Facebook. 

The Diversity Week is sponsored by the University’s Alumni Fund.




University of Strathclyde

Equality & Diversity Office
Graham Hills building 

Room 208b
50 George Street
Glasgow G1 1QE   

+44 (0)141 548 2811


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Email: Annie McLaughlin



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