Welcoming Shona to the Lanarkshire campus, students from the University’s BA (Hons) Performance course put on a theatrical display in The Street, whilst students from the UWS Events Management programme hoped to impress her by delivering elevator pitches on their recent project work.
The event was the latest in the University’s Inspiring Women Lecture Series, which was created to provide a platform to inspire attendees to be bold, ambitious and break boundaries after listening to an exciting mix of speakers with a broad range of backgrounds.
Every August, Edinburgh opens its doors across more than 300 venues, with over 3,500 shows and nearly 57,000 performances. Under Shona’s leadership, the Edinburgh International Fringe Festival saw a record-breaking 2.8 million tickets sold in 2018 and has gone on to garner international recognition as the biggest annual arts and culture event in the world.
Attendees to UWS’ Inspiring Women event, which was hosted in partnership with AKP Scotland, were also offered a tour of UWS’ new, £110 million Lanarkshire campus, which opened its doors to all students and staff in September this year.