International Women’s Day: Video showcases the international women at Loughborough

The SEEHER@Lboro video has been released as part of the celebrations for International Women’s Day 2021 (8 March) to recognise Loughborough University’s international women.

It features staff from Operations, Professional Services and academic Schools, as well as Doctoral Researchers, creating a compilation that celebrates the diverse women on campus and raises awareness of the internationality of the female workforce at Loughborough University. 

In each clip, the contributors introduce themselves and how their work makes Loughborough great, speaking in their native language.

Over 32 languages are represented in the film, as 60 women share their own personal stories.  

The video has been organised by Dr Pooja Goddard, Senior Lecturer in Chemistry and Dr Eugenie Hunsicker, Director for Equality and Diversity for the School of Science and Senior Lecturer in Mathematics, with the help of filmmaker and cultural anthropologist, Dr Irina Linke.

Dr Goddard and Dr Hunsicker commented: “This video is a celebration of diverse women and highlights the importance of every individual in shaping the success of an institution. Our facilities management and hospitality staff are instrumental in making the campus a safe and wonderful place for both staff and students to thrive in.

“Our academic staff provide excellent teaching, research and enterprise, and our Professional Services staff keep the institution running in an efficient, effective, and friendly manner. For us personally, making this video has been a journey of discovery in itself and we feel humbled by the many amazing colleagues we have come to know as a result of this project.”

Dr Linke added: “The video lets each woman speak in in the language of her choice, and while spectators will not understand each word, they will gain a deeper appreciation of the diversity and internationality of Loughborough staff.”

The video can be viewed online here.

SeeHer@Lboro from Irina Linke on Vimeo.

To find out more about what the University is doing to celebrate International Women’s Day, please visit the dedicated webpage.

View the press release on the Loughborough University website for further information and resources.

Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching, strong links with industry, and unrivalled achievement in sport and its underpinning academic disciplines.

It has been awarded five stars in the independent QS Stars university rating scheme, named the best university in the world for sports-related subjects in the 2020 QS World University Rankings and top in the country for its student experience in the 2018 THE Student Experience Survey.

Loughborough is in the top 10 of every national league table, being ranked 4th in the Guardian University League Table 2020, 5th in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020 and 8th in The UK Complete University Guide 2020.

Loughborough is consistently ranked in the top twenty of UK universities in the Times Higher Education’s ‘table of tables’ and is in the top 10 in England for research intensity. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, Loughborough has been awarded seven Queen's Anniversary Prizes.

Specialising exclusively in postgraduate-level study, Loughborough University London is based on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and offers cutting-edge master’s and PhD degrees, as well as business collaboration, research and enterprise opportunities.

The seven specialist institutes at Loughborough University London include: Design Innovation, Digital Technologies, Diplomacy and International Governance, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, International Management, Media and Creative Industries, and Sport Business. Close industry partnerships with a wealth of leading businesses and creative organisations means teaching and learning is informed by real-life challenges and driven by true industry pressures.