Hello and welcome to Women’s Week!

My name is Sama and I am your Women’s Rep on Mile End Campus.

Women’s Week is a week to recognise and celebrate acts of determination of all the women in society who played extraordinary roles in their communities to fight for women rights.

To celebrate Women’s Week in Mile End this year, we will be showcasing the works of many influential women throughout history as well as submissions from students. From consent panel discussions to sports try-outs, we will also be hosting a Wellbeing Crafternoon in Drapers for a fun celebration of the big day - not to mention giving out amazing “BOSS” stickers! Please do drop by and we hope to see as many new faces as possible to celebrate this annual event.

My name is Alice and I am the Women’s Rep at Barts and The London.

This week is a great chance to celebrate the achievements of our wonderful women students, as well as opening discussion around the areas of healthcare and student life that we uniquely face.

This year, Women’s Week is supporting two amazing charities. Refuge is one of our RAG charities, which aims to protect women at children at risk of domestic violence. Any funds raised, from sales at Women’s Week Tables to money collected in our collection boxes will be donated to this wonderful cause. Secondly, we are collecting donations for Solace, a charity who run refuges for women fleeing violence and abuse. Keep your eyes peeled for the information regarding donations- the donation box is in the BLSA Office and there are RAG Points on offer to the student group who donates the most!

I hope to see you at as many events as possible, and happy International Women’s Day!

Whitechapel Events

Women of the West End

by BL Drama Society

Putting women playrights centre stage. In a world where men writers outnumber women 9 to 1, BL drama present a fantastic female-led workshop, bringing the work of contemporary women playrights into the spotlight.

Sat 2nd March
6-9pm, Laird Hall

Women in A&E

by Medical Women's Federation

How has the world of emergency medicine changed for women? Join the Women’s Federation in welcome A&E consultant Dr. Sarah Finlay and an A&E registrar to find out what it’s really like to work in this environment.

Mon 4th March
6-8pm, Milton LT

Exhibition and Tables at Griff Inn

by Women's Rep

All the fun of a normal tables, but with girl power tunes, specially made cocktails, drinks deals and stickers!

Wed 6th March
7pm-2am, Griff Inn

Women's Forum

by Women's Rep

To celebrate the achievements of our women at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, come along to our special women’s forum. There will be prizes for our women students who have made great achievements this year, a recap of what we have been up to in women’s forum and a chance to discuss the issues that matter most to us.

Thu 7th March
5-7pm, Garod 3.04

Arts and Photography Exhibition

by Students for Global Health

70 years of women at Barts and The London-Arts and Photography Exhibition. Join us in celebrating the final day of women’s week at a sophisticated event of art and photography celebrating the theme of women in medicine. Submission are open to everybody so there will be a variety of styles to view, and some very special judges!

Fri 8th March
5-8pm, Old Library

Mentoring Event

by Women in Healthcare Society

Medicine is full of inspiring women, so when better time than Women’s Week to meet some of them! Join the Women in Healthcare Society in our first mentoring event- there will be some talks from our special guests from a variety of medical backgrounds followed by a ‘speed dating’ session. Whether you want to find out more about a certain speciality, find research opportunities or just get inspired- come along!

Tues 12th March
5:45-7:45pm, Recovery Room

Mile End Events

Women’s Week Crafternoon

Join your Women’s Rep Sama for a themed Women’s Week crafternoon!

Mon 11th March
2-3pm, Drapers Lounge

Sports Try Out Sessions: Hockey

During Women’s Week, Women’s Hockey are holding some try out sessions if you’re interested in joining or just want to give it a go!

Mon 11th March
7:30-8:30pm, Lee Valley Tennis and Hockey Centre

Sports Try Out Sessions: Netball

During Women’s Week, Netball are holding some try out sessions if you’re interested in joining or just want to give it a go!

Tues 12th March
6-7:30pm, Netball St Pauls Way Trust School

Consent in Sports

Hosted by Netball, this panel discussion will be talking about consent on campus, followed by a Q and A session with sports societies.

Thu 14th March
6-8pm, Bancroft 1.13

Women's Forum

Hosted by your Mile End Women’s Rep Sama, the forum will explore women’s issues today- in society and on campus.

Thu 15th March
6-8pm, Location TBC