10 Inspiring stories from the women of Falmouth

08 March 2021

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Category: University news, Innovation

It’s International Women’s Day. To mark the occasion, we're taking a moment to celebrate the boundary-breaking women working and studying with us. From future-focused students and impact-making staff to high-flying graduates, here's just 10 of this year’s standout stories from the inspirational women of Falmouth.  

1. Falmouth students join the BBC’s 50:50 Equality Project

Five Falmouth students have won a bid to be a part of the BBC’s 50:50 Equality Project. 50:50 is committed to inspiring and supporting the BBC and organisations around the globe to consistently create journalism and media content that fairly represents our world. 

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2. The Creative Writing lecturer reclaiming Venezuelan history

Dr Sherezade Garcia Rangel, course leader for BA Creative Writing Online, has been granted one of just ten fellowships awarded globally by the Royal Geographic Society (RGS). The RGS is one of the most historic scientific societies in the UK. We caught up with Sherezade to discuss her upcoming research project. 

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4. Celebrated tech startup uses satellite data to keep venues covid-safe

Launchpad tech startup, Data Duopoly, has already been recognised for its innovation in the use of space data – winning the Pitch to the Primes competition at the UK Space Conference in 2019, awarded by Astronaut Tim Peake. Now it's on a mission to revolutionise the visitor experience for venues and attractions worldwide using downstream satellite data. 

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5. Institute of Photography Director is taking photography global

Mandy Jandrell, Director of the Falmouth School of Art and Institute of Photography at Falmouth, has helped form ‘The Global Photographies Network’. Working with colleagues from The Slade School of Fine Art, Camberwell College of Art, Leeds Arts University, Westminster University and several institutions across the globe, their goal is to create a new international network for sharing emerging photographic practice and meeting practitioners from all over the world. 

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6. Fine Art graduate bagged win at Asian Student and Young Artists Art Festival 2020

Fine Art graduate Chung Unn Choi won the Excellence Award at the 2020 Asian Student and Young Artists Art Festival (ASYAAF). Hosted in Seoul, the ASYAAF is the nation’s largest youth art festival and awards, celebrating young artists from Korea, Japan, China and India. A total of 500 Asian young artists participated, presenting more than 1,000 pieces of work. 

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7. Two Creative Advertising graduates teamed up to take industry by storm

Jessica Kielstra and Nina Forbes graduated in Creative Advertising in 2020. They've since formed a creative team to be reckoned with. With Nina leading on visuals and Jess crafting the copy, the team won the 2020 D&AD New Blood Award and has worked with one of the top three advertising agency networks in the world.

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8. Professor awarded fellowship by the Higher Education Video Games Alliance

In August 2020 Tanya Krzywinska, Professor of Digital Games and chair of the University's Digital Economy research theme, was made a Fellow of the Higher Education Video Games Alliance (HEVGA) for her outstanding contributions to games-based research and design in Higher Education. This news adds to Tanya's long list of accolades and achievements including being President of the Digital Games Research Association and editor of the Games and Culture Journal. 

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9. Falmouth students animated poem for BBC Spotlight

Cast your mind back to summer 2020, when the country was in its first coronavirus lockdown. BBC Spotlight aired a poignant animation featuring a poem by Matt Harvey. The animation was produced by some of our talented Falmouth Animation & Visual Effects students. At the time, we caught up with Rebecca Hardess and Lucy Gatenby, who produced and directed the piece.

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10. Falmouth director named Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Tracy Pritchard, Director of Falmouth University’s Fashion and Textiles Institute, was named Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA); a first for the university. Tracy joins an elite group of 1,000 HEA Principal Fellows worldwide, recognised for their long-term commitment to professional development and best practice in teaching, learning and the student experience. 

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