Celebrating International Women’s Day


This week is International Women’s Day and NTU are hosting a week long programme of free events to celebrate the day. To mark the week we will be sharing blogs from current NTU students on what the week means to them.

By Rae Blow 2nd Year Psychology Student 

What does International Woman’s day mean to me?

Being a woman is not something that I always think about…apart from a little joke to myself about not being a lady which to me is not the same thing. I recently spoke to a fellow student who is struggling on a personal level and it reminded me that the limitations on being a woman whether local , national or /and international are only there if we allow them to be. This fellow student is limited physically but was reaching out with the wonderful social media technology that we have, to help others. Listening to her story and her compassion for those in need around her made me proud to be a woman. Women very often will downgrade anything they do as not important, but we are capable of the most generous, compassionate strong and determined ideals and goals. Inclusive and unwavering in our focus to support and guide those around, to make each other and the world that we live in a better place. For me it is important that those who make a difference should be remembered and recognised and sometimes raised up when they don’t even realise how important their contribution has and can be. Which leads me back to my friend – She represents, for me what International Women’s day is all about – women from all backgrounds, ages and cultural differences reaching out to share their voice no matter their personal circumstances to raise others, to empower them when it looks and feels like no one has noticed them. To let them and the world know that we should be seen as equals and not as unequal separate genders or cultures.

For help and advice whilst studying at NTU, take a look at the following for sources of support.
Personal Pastoral Support at NTU (general worries and anxiety, homesickness, loneliness, a relationship breakup, or a bereavement)
Support from NTU
Silvercloud: SilverCloud is our online system designed to help with a range of mental health issues.
Depression advice
Wellness in Mind: Advice and support for anyone in Nottingham experiencing issues with their mental wellbeing
Struggling at Uni? Go to Student Minds
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