Women's History Month

Celebrating Women’s History Month 

Women’s History Month took place from Wednesday 1 March to Friday 31 March 2023. The theme this year was 'Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories', to celebrate the lives of iconic women throughout history.

International Women's Day 2023

The month also included International Women's Day (IWD) 2023 on Wednesday 8 March with the campaign theme: #EmbraceEquity. Read more about how UCLan celebrated IWD here.

International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. You can find out more about the day and the theme on the International Women's Day (IWD) website.

Visit the IWD website
UCLan staff gathered on University Square to celebrate IWD 2023
UCLan staff gathered on University Square to celebrate IWD 2023

Women in our news

  • Staff and students gather on University Square to celebrate International Women's Day

    The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)’s staff and students have come together to celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD). In addition to IWD, UCLan is proud to present a wide range of community events to celebrate Women’s History Month, which runs throughout March.

    Wednesday 8 March 2023
  • People in a cinema watching a film

    The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is proud to be presenting a special edition of the International Film Festival next week, open to all students, staff, and members of the community.

    Thursday 2 March 2023
  • One Billion and Rising dance event

    UCLan's Creative Communities Group (CCG) has organised Preston’s annual One Billion Rising dance event to raise awareness of violence towards women and girls.

    Tuesday 14 February 2023
  • Music lawyer Ann Harrison and female tour manager Kim Hawes

    UCLan’s first Conference for Women in Music will take place this Thursday, 19 May, both in person and online.

    Wednesday 18 May 2022
  • Zaynab Jogi, known as Zee, runs Z’s Defence Academy.

    Zaynab Jogi, (Zee) runs Z’s Defence Academy and is collaborating with UCLan researchers to assess the potential health benefits of a six-week defence course.

    Wednesday 10 November 2021
  • UCLan hosts major celebration of Black Women’s Art in Britain

    Symposium marks 40 years of Black female artists making an impact in the UK.

    Friday 17 January 2020