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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 Ngā 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.


The Staff Women's Caucus welcomes you to the University of Otago, and invites you to join us.

Membership is free and open to all women employed in any capacity within the University or related organisations.

All that you need to do to join Staff Women's Caucus is to ask to be added to our email list. Email your request to

Events and News

The Staff Women's Caucus organises a number of social and collegial events every year.

Read about what we've been doing and see upcoming and past Staff Women's Caucus events.


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.

View committee member contact details.


See the constitution for the formal details of Staff Women's Caucus.

Related Links

Links to other internet sites of interest to women.

Further information

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.

View Co-Presidents contact details

SWC committee nomination form

Honorary SWC member nomination form

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