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The Women for Women International Student Society at St Andrews.

OUR STUDENT SOCIETIES

Our current Student Societies work together throughout the academic year to raise funds and raise the voices of women survivors of war. From campus feminist festivals to intimate film screenings, mitten knitting workshops to clothes swaps, and high heeled runs to sponsored jailbreaks, there truly are no limits to their creativity!

For every £289 our societies raise they can sponsor a woman through Women for Women International’s year-long training programme.

Meet our student societies

St Andrews Women for Women International Society

St Andrews Women for Women International Society

St Andrews Women for Women International Society sponsors several women through our year-long programme by raising funds through several fundraising activities. From art exhibitions to sports matches to activist demonstrations, they put on many events throughout the year.

Edinburgh Women for Women International Society

Edinburgh Women for Women International Society

Edinburgh’s society has sponsored a woman through our year-long programme in Nigeria! The society raised the cost of sponsoring a sister by selling doughnuts outside the University library and hosting a pub quiz. As part of their International Women’s Day celebrations, they also invited MP, Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh, to speak about her experiences as a woman in politics!

Warwick Women for Women International Society

Warwick Women for Women International Society

The amazing society at Warwick hosted a #SheInspiresMe Conference, an event to celebrate inspiring female figures at Warwick University. The society also aims to engage men in their conversation on women’s rights with the #bringaboy campaign! The society celebrated wellness week with a coffee morning and a craft workshop.

Leeds Women for Women International Society

Leeds Women for Women International Society

Leeds Women for Women International Society produced an incredible documentary for International Women’s Day 2018. The documentary featured inspiring women talking about their experiences and opinions on a wide range of issues. The society also took part in a sponsored silence to raise awareness for women survivors of war who don’t have a voice.

Newcastle Women for Women International Society

Newcastle Women for Women International Society

Newcastle Women for Women International Society has had an incredible year of fundraising from hosting their very own night of music with Sofar Sounds to celebrating International Women’s Day with a Pub Quiz. The society used their platform to raise the voices of women survivors of war by speaking on their university radio station and updating their blog with topical opinion pieces!

Cardiff Women for Women International Society

Cardiff Women for Women International Society

Cardiff University are launching their society in September 2018! We are so excited to have Women for Women International advocates in Wales. The society has already received lots of positive attention with 38 students registering their interest in joining for the next academic year.

King’s College Women for Women International Society

King’s College Women for Women International Society

We are so pleased that King’s College London are launching their Women for Women International society in September 2018. Watch this space for some updates and news about the activities of our new student supporters!

START YOUR OWN STUDENT SOCIETY

IF THERE ISN'T A WOMEN FOR WOMEN INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SOCIETY AT YOUR UNIVERSITY YET, WHY NOT START ONE?

Starting up a student society is a great opportunity to lead and shape your own programme of activities, gain experience and key skills, whilst contributing to a cause you care about.

We'll give you all the support you need to set up and lead your own society. Email Amy on amackenzie@womenforwomen.org to start a conversation about setting up a society at your university today.

As a society, we feel it is such an honour to be able to come together to support our sisters all over the world, facilitated by this wonderful charity.

Emma Morris, President of St Andrews Women for Women International Society

5 TOP TIPS FOR GETTING STARTED:

  1. Get in Touch - Email Amy on amackenzie@womenforwomen.org to discuss the exciting opportunity of setting up a new student society.
  2. Start Networking - Tell your fellow students about Women for Women International’s work and encourage your campus to get involved!
  3. Advertise - Start thinking about representation at Fresher’s Fair! It’s the single biggest opportunity to get your name out there, recruit new members, and collect new contact details, so make the most of this day or two.
  4. Follow Up - Keep the students who have shown interest in the society engaged by sending them an email following the Fair. Make them part of the operation, tell them how the Fair went and share an inspiring video about Women for Women International’s work.
  5. Host a Launch Event - Organise a launch event soon after the Fresher’s Fair. Your event should raise awareness about women in war torn countries, and will hopefully motivate members to stay actively involved.