The University Women in the Arts campaign has created a scheme to build the next generation of female leaders in the arts by connecting 15 female students with successful women each year. It also runs events to help arts students build a bridge between their studies and work.
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"There is a double-take as you enter a room, as if you are not supposed to be there. You are noticed and it is uncomfortable. Like walking into a pub in a town where you don’t live. There is confusion, as you are not the natural expected occupant of that role. I know this well; in many meetings, even though I am a professor, I have been mistaken for the coffee lady. Even now, students do a double-take when they realise I am the expert professor taking the class."