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International Womens Day universities must work together to tackle inequality

This week we are celebrating International Women’s Day 2017, with universities across the world hosting events.

Dr Kate Williams, Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Equality and Diversity, has written an article for the Times Higher Education about how universities must work together to tackle inequality.

In the article Dr Williams says: "Providing a level playing field for women is not a competition but rather a campaign to bring about structural change in a higher education system in which policies and processes have been built up for decades by men.

"Cooperation between institutions on gender equality – and on diversity and inclusion in general – widens the field of enquiry and the database of robust, tried and tested interventions.

"Collaboration, I believe, should be the model for higher education as it forges ahead in tackling gender equality not just in higher education but in schools, colleges, the workplace and wider society."

The University has organised a series of free events to mark International Women’s Day, which this year falls on Wednesday 8 March 2017.

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