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NOWSA 2012 wrap up

24 Jul

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Well, we are all back safe and sound from NOWSA 2012 (the Network Of Women Students Australia conference in Canberra) just in time for the start of semester. We had a great time and learnt a lot! A huge thanks to the ANU collective for organising it.There is more posted to www.nowsa2012.com about what we all got up to.

I’m a bit late posting here about it, and I’ll keep it brief. But in huge news, our collective decided to bid to host the conference at Melbourne Uni in 2013… and we won!

We hope this will mean that many more students from Melbourne Uni, other universities in Melbourne, and all around the country get involved and come to visit next year!

NOWSA (or: road trip!)

21 May

Every July, a conference for wom*n students is held at a different university each year. It’s called NOWSA which stands for Network of Women Students Australia. Last year it was in Sydney and Melbourne Uni sent a rad group along. For those who went, it was great fun to meet new people from our own university and from other ones, as well as meeting speakers and presenters and learning a lot. I know that for me personally, I made a lot of friends and I became much more involved with the Wom*n’s Dept & the student union. This year ANU (Canberra) is hosting and the dates are 9-13 July.

We are currently wanting to find out what you think about attending! We have some accommodation and funding set aside for interested unimelb students, so come along to WAC today at 1pm to find out more. There’s still details to be added by ANU, so some people are reserving their decision on attending until more is released. You can check out their website at http://nowsa2012.com (where I’ve copied the following ‘about’ info from):

About NOWSA

The Network of Women Students Australia was established in 1987, founded on ideals of creating a grassroots, autonomous network concerned with issues that impact women and women students. NOWSA provides a platform for women’s organising across universities and in the wider community through resource, skill and knowledge sharing both in conference and through web branches of the network. The network continues to shift, grow and change, but constantly places feminist agenda at the forefront. Women of all ages, sexuality, ability and experience have the opportunity to be involved.

The NOWSA conference runs for 5-days, giving voice to women students and allowing them to engage with personal, political, social, and cultural issues that are relevant to women. NOWSA is now an annual conference, held from year to year at different universities, and encourages networks to be developed with women from across Australia.

2012 marks the 25th anniversary of NOWSA’s establishment, in 1987 at the ‘Women on Campus’ conference held at ANU. Thus the theme for this years conference has been selected as ’25 Years On: Her Story, Her Future’. The conference will host speakers and workshops that surround this theme over the course of five days.

If you’re interested, email womyns@union.unimelb.edu.au!

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