Professor Craig Mahoney, Principal & Vice-Chancellor, UWS reviews the Inspiring Women Lecture Series
The Inspiring Women lecture series forms part of the commitment to staff and students alike to encourage and recognise commitment to advancing the careers of women in higher education and research.
UWS has 4 Scottish Campuses, and one in London. We have some 17,000 students (c.60% female) and some 1,500 staff (c.55% female). In addition, a high percentage of our students are 'first in family' to achieve their degree, and we have a proud tradition of embracing the widening access ethos, helping to break down the barriers to education that can seem so entrenched when coming from a SIMD20/40 background.
The Inspiring Women Lecture Series was developed to provide an opportunity for staff, students and members of the public to hear from women who have been successful within their field, be that within science, arts, humanities, business or other areas. The diverse range of speakers has encouraged engagement and discussion, and the series is now a regular and important feature in the University events calendar.
Convener of the Crichton Foundation, Chair of D&G Arts Festival
The Inspiring Women programme does more than just lecture, it provides an opportunity for success to be celebrated, for leadership to be encouraged and guidance to be offered. It gives attendees the chance to hear different versions of success, to be challenged by the shape leadership can take and to be open to guidance. It is an important and engaging series, and I am delighted to be counted among the UWS Inspiring Women.
akp Scotland Limited is the proud sponsor of the 2018/19 UWS Inspiring Women Lecture Series.
For nearly 30 years akp, as a principal contractor with ‘Building Pride’ at its heart, has helped transform lives through innovative fit out and refurbishment and spectacular new build.
Our role in the delivery of UWS’s game changing £110m new Lanarkshire campus is only one example of the skill and talent found in akp.
This year akp were announced as winner of the Fit Out of Workplace category at the 2018 British Council for Offices Regional Awards and are a contender for a National Award.
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Find out more about our season-ending celebration event for 2019/20. The day long event will play host to four truly inspirational keynote speakers and allow plenty of networking opportunities.
Our Inspiring Women are a vibrant and varied range of speakers. View the list of speakers that have participated in our series and use the links to check our our YouTube playlist: