For women all over the world, just being a woman can be hard. Having an International Women’s Day means that some of their stories can be told. Those more fortunate can learn from them and begin to understand how privileged they are.
In an episode of Swansea University’s own learning and teaching themed podcast published on International Women’s Day, March 8th, 2022, we celebrate being women in higher education. We discuss our fortunate position of living in a country where higher education is no longer just a male opportunity. We draw on our varied backgrounds, sharing our experiences, to offer a range of perspectives on university life. We also discuss the meaning and value of International Women’s Day.
In this insightful conversation, Mandy Jack and Rhian Ellis, from Swansea Academy of Learning and Teaching, talk to:
- Sophie Leslie, Student Partnership and Feedback Development Officer
- Liza Leibowitz, a former Swansea University student and the Welfare Officer for Swansea University Students’ Union
- Saabina Abubaker, second year student studying psychology and sociology
- Dr Helen Williams, Lecturer in People and Organization, based in the school of management
- Professor Yamni Nigam, faculty of medicine, health, and life sciences
- Joanne Parfitt, Head of English Language Training Services.
Listen to the podcast by clicking on the link below:
Together we show how far we have come from the London 9 back in 1869. But also, how there is still much more to do to achieve gender equality. By everyone, for everyone.