Our blue stockings are on the line is the theme of the National Union of Students’ Bluestocking Week 2013 celebrated this week 29 April – 3 May.
Events are organised across some campuses, but organisation of BSW has been hampered as NUS has mobilised their limited resources to campaign against the latest $2.3 billion higher education funding cuts announced by the federal government on 13 April. NTEU members are urged to support students on their campuses organising bluestocking week events by congratulating the organisers, promoting events and participating where possible.
NTEU will be running Bluestocking Week later this year – 12- 16 August. Reviving BSW was such a success last year, everyone was keen to keep it going. While we have much to celebrate we still have much to do for women’s equality and gender equity in (higher) education and research.
Due to the demands on NUS organising around the federal election later this year, NUS decided to go earlier this year, while NTEU is keen to consolidate the week in (wintery) August. So just for 2013 we have a BSW in both semester 1 and semester 2!
Organisation for NTEU’s semester 2 Bluestocking Week will begin soon. Watch this space www.nteu.org.au/women/bluestockingweek and contact your local NTEU Branch. If you have a good idea or suggested activity, please also contact your branch, your NTEU Women’s Action Committee (WAC) representatives through your Division office or NTEU National President Jeannie Rea on firstname.lastname@example.org
This website details Bluestocking Week events across the country, as well as provided some history on the traditions of Bluestocking women. It also has links to other resources focusing on the themes of women’s intellectualism, advancing feminism through education and rebelling against social constructs that prescribe roles for women and restrict women’s the freedom of expression and thought.
For further information on Bluestocking Week activities and events please contact NTEU National Office on 03 9254 1910 or email Policy and Research Officer, Terri MacDonald at email@example.com. Information on NUS's Bluestocking week activities for 2013 can be found here
Please see below a message from President Jeannie Rea and National Office, thanking everyone who made Bluestocking week such a resounding success for NTEU!
Dear WAC, Division ...
As we celebrated Bluestocking Week this year, Women's Studies was celebrating a fantastic milestone at the University of Adelaide. The area has been renamed Gender Studies and Social Analysis. We ...
NTEU Notre Dame Branch celebrated Blue Stocking Week with a Blue Brunch on Thursday 16th August, at Fairweathers, Fremantle campus.
Branch President Dr Anne-Marie Hill gave a warm welcome to the ...
Our forum Safe Spaces: Domestic Abuse and the Workplace was a great success. Thanks to all who helped organise it, and to our three fabulous speakers - Dale Bagshaw, Sandra Dann and Maria Hagias.
In this issue:
* Update on Collective Bargaining
* Save our TAFE campaign + flyer attached
* NTEU celebrates Blue Stocking Week
* Parenting facilities in SAB
* RMIT NTEU elections
* UniSuper Seminars with ...
In this issue: * Update on Collective Bargaining * Save our TAFE campaign + flyer attached * NTEU celebrates Blue Stocking Week * Parenting facilities in SAB * RMIT NTEU elections * UniSuper Seminars with NTEU General Secretary, Grahame McCulloc
Bluestocking week at UQ was celebrated with a forum and music on Monday 13 August.
Speakers included Jeannie Rea, National President of the NTEU, Helen Creese, School of Languages and Comparative ...
University women from across Melbourne weren’t afraid of showing a bit of leg for Bluestocking Week, 13-17 August, re-launched today (Friday 10 August) at the State Library of Victoria by the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) and the National Union of Students (NUS).
NTEU National President, Jeannie Rea, told the crowd that Bluestocking Week had previously been held in campuses across Australia from the 1980s through to the last decade when the Howard Government’s anti-student organisation legislation killed off most student activities.
“This was a real loss because Bluestocking Week drew attention to what women had won and were still fighting for in higher education. It was not just about access and numbers of women at universities, but also about what was being taught and researched, and by
In conjunction with the National Union of Students (NUS), NTEU is relaunching and revitalising Bluestocking Week across the country (13 - 17 August 2012). As part of our celebration of women in Higher Education, the Sydney University Branch of the NTEU is calling a meeting of women members on Tuesday, August 14 at 12 Noon. In addition to providing a place for women in the Union to get together, we also hope establish an NTEU women’s network at the Sydney Branch.
Lunch will be provided, so please RSVP if you are attending.
BLUESTOCKING WEEK - MEETING OF WOMEN MEMBERS
Where: NTEU Meeting Room (201) - Transient Building
When: Tuesday, August 14
Time: 12 Noon.
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, August 13.
This year the NTEU and NUS are reviving and revamping Bluestocking Week (13-17 August), with great events across the country celebrating women in higher education.
These are the events that will be ...
JEANNIE REA NTEU National President
HELEN CREESE Languages and ...
Another great event which happens to be on during Bluestocking Week.
The Centre for Work + Life would like to invite you to a seminar by Dr Jillian Murray on the topic of, The Regulation of Working ...
Where: Isabella Restaurant, Callaghan campus.
When: Wed, 15th August 2012 @ 5.30pm. ‘Killing us ...