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Virtual alumni panel to celebrate Women's History Month

Shannon Hero

Join us at our virtual alumni panel to celebrate Women's History Month

The 1st March marks the start of Women's History Month. Women's History Month is an annual declared month that highlights the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. To celebrate this the alumni team have organised a panel event full of accomplished and inspirational women, we hope you will be able to join us.

The panel discussion will feature our selected alumni giving hints and tips and discussing their path since graduating. The event is open to students, staff and graduates and will take place on Tuesday 2nd March 2021, 18:00 – 20:00.

Register your attendance here.

Confirmed panellists include:

Cassie Quinn

Cassie graduated in 2019 with first-class honors from BA Fashion Textiles from UEL. Immediately after graduating, she began a residency with Brooke Roberts Innovation Agency to continue developments of bio-materials that derive from seaweed. This was followed by another residency on the Makers With a Mission at Makerversity. Her work has been featured at London Design Festival at Opencell, OXO Building, Lampoon Magazine, There and Back Again Symposium and on the Innovation table at Future Fabrics Expo. She was a semi-finalist at the Mayor's Entrepreneur Award in 2020 for her company CQ Studio and is in the final year of her master's degree at Central Saint Martins studying Biodesign.

Anna Apostolova

Anna graduated from UEL in 2012 with a Professional Diploma in Architecture and has since then fully qualified as an ARB/RIBA registered architect.

Anna has worked with leading universities and institutions such as Imperial College, UCL, Kings College, the University of Warwick and the Medical Research Council on projects ranging from £2m to £45m.
In her current role, Anna focuses on large scale residential schemes of 600+ apartments for major house builders such as Bellway and Mount Anvil.
Outside of work Anna has delivered lectures for RIBA and she is currently part of the international committee for EAEA15: Envisioning Architectural Narratives Conference organised by the University of Huddersfield.

Anna has an ongoing relationship with UEL as a mentor for architecture students and is keen to share the lessons she has learnt as a professional in an exciting and fast-paced field of work.

Rebecca Weaf Smith

Rebecca graduated from UEL in 2005 from the BA Fashion and Textiles degree and again in 2017 from the MSc Applied Positive Psychology degree. Rebecca is a creative who utilizes whatever resources are available to shape theoretical concepts into practical narratives. She states that she sees education as experiential. Rebecca works mostly with blending fashion and positive psychology; generating nudges to convince others to utilise clothing as a force for good rather than mindlessly consume. Wearing Wellbeing is her adaptation of Applied Positive Psychology through the medium of fashion which stemmed from her dissertation research at UEL. 

Tuesday, 2 March 2021