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Inspiring Women Dr Rebekah Widdowfield

1st Oct 2019, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Tuesday 1st October 2019

UWS Paisley Campus

Dr Rebekah Widdowfield has been Chief Executive of the Royal Society of Edinburgh since September 2017. The RSE is Scotland’s National Academy, an educational charity established in 1783 for the advancement of learning and useful knowledge. Rebekah worked in academia for a number of years researching homelessness, rural poverty and social exclusion, before joining the Scottish Government in 2001 to pursue a more applied research career. She became a senior civil servant in 2008 in which capacity she supported a number of strategic advances including: leading development of the first carbon accounting of a financial budget to give a better understanding of the carbon ‘cost’ of government spend; instigating a climate change behaviours research programme to give greater attention to the impact of the way we live our lives and the need for transformative change; establishing and then working with the Commission on Widening Access to support a more holistic approach to enhancing access to university to students from deprived backgrounds. Committed to social justice, Rebekah is a trustee of the Scottish Book Trust and the Centre for Homelessness Impact and a member of the Board of Management of City of Glasgow College.

Why should I attend? Come and hear from someone at the top of their field who can share insights into their experience and learn how success can take different forms for different people – one size doesn’t fit all, and not all paths are direct.

Who can attend? Anyone: professional or student or otherwise. Plus it is open to those out with UWS and it’s not just open to women, everyone is welcome. (Please note this event is not suitable for under-12s)

When is it: Tuesday 1st October 2019, 1pm

Where is it: University of the West of Scotland’s Paisley Campus, High Street, Paisley PA1 2BE

How much will it cost me? Nothing. Absolutely zero. Nada. Zilch. Squat. Zip.

Though spaces are limited so if you change your mind after booking a ticket (that’s not a problem, we realise life can get in the way sometimes) please let us know so someone else can get the chance to take your spot.


What previous delegates have said about Inspiring Women Events:

I want to attend more events like this!

This is the first Inspiring Women event I have attended. I would encourage others to attend and would like to return again next year.

The Inspiring Women Lecture Series

The UWS Inspiring Women Lecture Series was created to help provide a platform of inspiration and support for students and staff within the University and it is open to all. Since its inception the series has blossomed into one of the main events within the University calendar, attracting speakers with a broad spectrum of backgrounds, interests and experience. This year’s series is an exciting and innovative mix of speakers and events, continuing to encourage everyone to be inspired, to be bold, to be ambitious, to break boundaries and challenge thinking. To dream, to believe and to achieve.

Event Details

1st Oct 2019
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Event Category:
University of the West of Scotland
High Street Paisley Renfrewshire PA1 2BE

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