The Women's Department provides representation for the concerns of female students both on and off campus. The Women's Room, located in the Access and Equity Department off the Guild courtyard, is a safe space for female students to relax, plan activities, hold small meetings and get information on women's issues. The room is not only a safe space for women, but also a space for mothers to study while caring for their children. A computer is available for use by female students, and a change table, books, toys and a TV is provided for use by mothers and their children.
The Women's Department also organises events for female and female-identifying students. The department is affiliated with the National Union of Students and their women's departments on both a state and national level. This gives us the opportunity to work with other women's departments to develop cross-campus campaigns.
We are currently gauging interest for an on-campus women's collective. The purpose of this collective would simply be to provide an opportunity for students to meet and discuss relevant topics and issues in a casual social setting.
If you would like to be involved in a women's collective, want more information on the Women's Department, or perhaps just want to chat about any women's issues, pop into the department or contact the Women's Officers, directly.
If you're looking for a safe place to express milk, breastfeed, change diapers, vitit the Womens department or the Student Guild reception for access. We have kid toys and books too.
Location: Guild Equity Space (Building 106F)
Phone: (08) 9266 3386 or Guild Reception on (08) 9266 2900
NOWSA (Network of Women Students Australia) Group