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Women’s Network

Our network represents women on campus, and raises issues on their behalf. It also works closely with the gender and feminism group at UCL and in the community.

Women’s Officer Justine is a student who works for the Union full time and is at the head of the Women’s Network

w.officer@ucl.ac.uk

0207 679 7930

Find out more about Justine and get in touch 

What is the Women’s Network?

How is it run?

How can I get involved?

Contact Information

What’s On

What is the Women’s Network?

The Women’s Network (WN) is a safe space for self-defining women students to discuss issues around gender, and how it intersects with sexuality, race and disability. The WN runs many campaigns throughout the year, on topics ranging from sexual harassment to abortion rights. These campaigns are organised at the regular Women’s Forums, which all self-defining women are invited to attend. The WN runs a wide range of events and socials, as well as a weekly coffee hour (with free tea and coffee!), all of which offer students the chance to meet fellow feminists.

The WN, along with the full-time Women’s Officer, Justine Canady, is also here to support any woman student who may be experiencing sexism. This year the WN will be working closely with sexual health charities and survivor support groups.

The Women’s Network is open to all who self-define as women, including (if they wish) those with complex gender identities which include ‘woman’, and those who experience oppression as women.

How is it run?

How is it run?

The Women’s Network holds regular forums which are chaired by the full-time Women’s Officer and it’s at these meetings that women students are able to pass policy and decide on the campaigns and events that the Network runs. These forums are open to all self-defining women students, even if they’ve never been to a Women’s Network event before, and at the beginning of each meeting there will be an accountability session where women students will have the opportunity to question the Women’s Officer on what they’ve been working on.

At the forum, the members of the Network may decide to take policy to the decision-making body of the Union, the Students’ Union UCL Council. If policy is passed at Council then it is adopted by the Union as a whole.

The network is governed by a constitution which is voted on annually by the members of the network and offers further detail on how the Women’s Network is run.

How can I get involved?

How can I get involved?

The Network aims to give women students the support and the resources they need to run their own campaigns and events, so if you have an idea then you can come along to the forum or get in touch  with the Women’s Officer. You can also join the facebook group .  

The Women’s Network is also supported by a committee of part-time volunteer representatives. Consider putting yourself forward for a position in 2018/19. Click on a role to see a description of what it involves:

Women’s Officer

Disabled Students’ Officer LGBT+ Rep Open Portfolio
Publicity Officer Secretary Social Secretary
Trans* Students’ Rep Women of Colour Rep Women with Caring Responsibilities Rep

Find out more about how you can nominate yourself and be elected.

Current elected reps

  • Women of Colour rep: Rushmina Roy  
  • Open Portfolio: Celia Esteban Serna 

Contact Information

Contact Information

You can join the Women’s Network facebook group here 

Email Justine , follow her on twitter @JustineWomens , or call her on (02076797930). Justine holds regular Pop-Up Office hours, alternating between Fridays 1-2pm and Thursdays 12-1pm in the Print Room Cafe.

What’s On

What’s On

Weekly Coffee Hours are Mondays 1-2, usually in Foster Court 130.

We also publish our own ‘zine, Genderal Studies. You can read it online here . For more information on meetings and submission dates, join the Genderal Studies Facebook group .

All our events can be found on our Facebook page , and the What’s On Calendar. You can also run your own events for the WN - just contact the Women’s Officer!