March 2023

This year's Women's History Month campaign focuses on "Celebrating women who tell our stories". We want to highlight the achievements of women from all walks of life, from students to activists, artists, and academics, both in the past and in the present, through a variety of events and spaces.

There'll be plenty of chances to come together to celebrate WHM. We're heading to The Packhorse for a classic Pub Quiz to test our knowledge on some WHM trivia - time to brush up! We're inviting influential speaker, Marian Adejokun and inspiring Royal Holloway academics Sarah Ansari (Professor, Department of History), and Weipin Tsai (Senior Lecturer, Department of History) for a panel discussion. Come along to chat and get your questions answered!

International Women's Day brings a Self-Expression Social to the Students' Union to give you the chance to meet other students and create some art of your own! If that wasn't enough, you can look forward to a live art workshop led by award-winning artist Ally Zlatar, and a library exhibition of student artwork at the end of the month!

Do you know a woman who deserves to be recognised for going above and beyond on campus? We want to hear about them! Anonymously nominate your friends, coursemates, or housemates with our form, so that we can share the achievements of extraordinary women on campus.

Outside of our calendar, keep an eye out for events hosted by South East Asian Society, 93% Club, Politics and International Relations Society, Debating Society, and others!

Check out the events and blogs below to find out how you can get involved and keep an eye on our social media @SURHUL where we'll be sharing various resources and celebrating women on campus and around the world.


Words For Women

Wed 05 Apr 2023

This Women's History Month we asked you to anonymously nominate your female friends, coursemates, or housemates who you think deserve to be recognised for going above and beyond on campus.

Reflecting on Women's History Month

Fri 31 Mar 2023

Molly Taylor, Mental Health and Wellbeing Advocate at the Students' Union, has worked hard throughout March to ensure we celebrate the incredible achievements of the women in our community.

Women's History Month Inspired Reads

Thu 30 Mar 2023

We might be coming to the end of this year’s Women’s History Month but we're still celebrating the women who tell our stories. We've compiled a reading list of some of the great works of fiction and nonfiction by women authors so that you can keep exploring women's history.

Must See Movies for Women's History Month

Tue 28 Mar 2023

From horror to romance, coming-of-age stories to biopics, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best films (and a few great TV shows) released in recent years centering around the lives of women and the broad experiences of womanhood.

I'm Not Loud, I'm Passionate

Wed 15 Mar 2023

For Women's History Month the SU's resident Representation and Democracy Coordinator, Aran Pascual Quiros, has written about her experience growing up as a woman with hyperactive ADHD.

Butterflies & Hearts

Wed 08 Mar 2023

For Women's History Month and in anticipation of Mother's Day, the SU's very own Simona Palcau has written about the experience of motherhood from the perspective of a daughter and an aunt to celebrate her mother and the women relatives in her family.

Happy Women's History Month!

Wed 01 Mar 2023

Throughout March, we'll be celebrating women on campus and beyond to raise awareness of women's rights and equality. This year's Women's History Month campaign focuses on "Celebrating women who tell our stories".



A picture of an open book and pint of lager. Pub Quiz - Women's History Month Edition
5th March 8pm - 11:30pm
The Packhorse
We're kicking off our Women's History Month celebration by putting our knowledge of historical female figures to the test!
Bars and Nightlife | The Packhorse | Night | Women's History Month | Food and Drink
Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories Panel
6th March 6:30pm - 7:45pm
Windsor Auditorium
Join us for an unforgettable evening as we honour and celebrate the stories of three women. Our panel of inspiring women will share their journeys, challenges, and successes as they have worked to break down barriers and create change
Free | Night | Women's History Month
International Women’s Day Self-Expression Social
8th March 5:30pm - 6:45pm
Tommy's Lounge
Spend International Women's Day with us! We're hosting a fun and creative event designed to celebrate the unique talents and perspectives of women everywhere!
Give It A Go | Women's History Month
The Starving Artist: Exploring The Power of Female Voices Through Art Activism with Ally Zlatar
14th March 5pm - 5:45pm
Join us for an inspiring evening of art and activism as we explore the power of female voices with award-winning artist, Ally Zlatar!
Alcohol-free | Women's History Month
Art Exhibition
21st March 10am - 4pm
Emily Wilding Davison Atrium
Join us for a celebration of creativity and talent at our Student Art Exhibition! We'll be showcasing the best and brightest of our student artists, with a wide variety of works on display, there's something for everyone to enjoy.
Alcohol-free | Day | Women's History Month