Celebrating our amazing students on International Women’s Day
To celebrate International Women’s Day, we’re sharing the stories of our inspirational female students and alumni, showcasing their achievements and efforts to empower women as female Changemakers.
Find out more about their stories below:
Bethel Tadesse – Education Studies with Social Care (Joint Honours)
Bethel started the organisation Hidden Scars whilst studying Education Studies and Social Care, to put an end to Female Genital Mutilation, working with groups in Northampton and Leeds.
“I was inspired to do something after watching the Channel 4 Documentary The Cruel Cut. One of my mentors told me if you want something done, you’ve just got to get up and do it – so I did.”
Hilary Gbedemah – PhD student
Hilary is a Ghanaian expert on the United Nations (UN) Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and Human Rights lawyer, as well as studying for a PhD.
“I hope that my research and PhD thesis, once it’s finished, will be able to influence education and social policy decisions in Ghana, to reduce and remove the gender barriers which impact on girls and women.”
Kaylee Poloczek – BA (Hons) Multimedia Journalism
Kaylee had her sights set on becoming a radio journalist when she started studying Multimedia Journalism.
After one week on a placement with BBC Radio Northampton she’s now been invited to freelance for the BBC on a full-time basis, fulfilling her ambitions.
Emma Leering – BA (Hons) International Development
After a year teaching in Malawi, Emma created United Amayi, a charity that provides women with education and opportunities to thrive.
“Being the CEO of a women’s development charity is hard work, but seeing the women become more independent and confident is hugely rewarding”