Staff Women's Caucus facilitates social and collegial contact among women employed by the University. We provide a forum for discussing common interests, affirming, supporting and strengthening the role of women in the University community. We respond to public comment affecting women, nominate women for committees or working parties, comment on reports, charters, etc. We request programmes that will benefit women, and support the work of those implementing them.
Kia Ora Nga Wāhine o Te Whare Wānanga o Otāgo
Greetings to all University of Otago Women
The aims of Staff Women's Caucus are to:
- encourage good relationships among women across the campuses of the University of Otago.
- foster awareness of the particular needs of women at the University of Otago.
- affirm, support and strengthen the role of women at the University of Otago.
- create a climate for the sharing of knowledge and expertise.
University Equity Advisory Committee (UEAC) Submission
Staff Women’s Caucus undertook consultation in 2015 to inform a submission to the UEAC. The UEAC was formed in late 2013 to develop an understanding of equity matters at Otago, identify issues and opportunities, and report on these to the Vice-Chancellor’s Advisory Group. As part of this work, UEAC sought input from across the University, including from the Staff Women’s Caucus.
The committee organises social events, forums, theme weeks and so on. We monitor University activities, especially those affecting women staff.
Lunches are held to allow women to meet, air views on special topical issues, and inform committee members of wider concerns requiring comment. These lunches and other meetings are advertised in the Staff Bulletin.
An email list of members is also available.
The Staff Women's Caucus welcomes you to the University of Otago, and invites you to join us. (You can also use this form to renew your membership.)
Membership is open to all women employed in any capacity within the University or related organisations. Annual subscription based on salary level and part/fulltime employment status.
Events and News
The Staff Women's Caucus organises a number of social and collegial events every year.
For further information, contact either of the co-presidents. If you would like to join the committee, please download and complete the SWC Committee Nomination Form.
SWC committee nomination form - PDF 26k
Honorary SWC member nomination form - PDF 83k