International Women's Day Celebration

8 Mar 2021 at 12:00am

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The University of Newcastle's International Women’s Day (IWD) 2021 event will be held on Monday 8 March at 11am at Park on the Hill at Callaghan.

- For Newcastle campuses IWD activities check University of Newcastle Students' Facebook event.

- For Ourimbah campus IWD activities check UNSA's Facebook event.

The 2021 theme is “Women in Leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world”.

Our IWD celebrations and proceedings will call on students and staff to help forge a more gender-inclusive university and working world.



International Women's Day 2021 exhibition: images sourced by researcher Jude Conway, can be viewed on Level 2 of Auchmuty Library, near Special Collections from February 25 2021 - April 1 2021. For more online Newcastle IWD Feminist history visit Living Histories.


Ourimbah celebrations:
The Quad (11-3pm)
Free lunch, music, Facebook Live conference and group discussion on IWD themes
For more info, check out the UNSA Facebook event:

Callaghan celebrations:

- Park on the Hill (11-2pm)
Music, Welcome to Country, BBQ, speakers, and various stalls

- Story Sharing and Community Building Sessions: The Club House (10am-12pm)
More info and registration:

- Online Story Sharing and Community Building Session - Via Zoom (4-6pm)
More info and registration:

Poetry Salon - Lass O Gowrie
Women and non-binary poets and readers are invited to nominate to read at the event.
More info:


6.30pm - 10pm: Women to the Front Gig - Clarendon Hotel
A gig to recognise, highlight and celebrate Women, including transgender and gender diverse, musicians and performers who are students at The University of Newcastle.
For more information, head to the web event here.

  • Park on the Hill

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.