Last week we were invited to present a short talk on FemEng in Rwanda amongst a couple of other speakers for a GRAB lunch focusing on Africa. GRAB events are informal working lunches for University staff to provide regional briefings on international partnership and recruitment activity.
Three of us went along to present – Nina Birchard, Christie Sherlock and Beck Hunter. The talk went well and we were all so thankful to have been given the opportunity to speak about our time in Africa and what we hoped for the future of the project. We had many warm responses and met with some fantastic people involved in working with Africa based projects.
Professor John Briggs, International Dean for Africa, and Katy Scott, Senior International Officer were the other two speakers. Professor John Briggs presented an overview of the Global Challenges Research Fund while Katy Scott discussed African Student Mobility Trends.
We were delighted to attend this event and talk about our experiences, watch the other presentations and gain further insight into the University’s relationship with Africa. The networking opportunity offered during this event also gave us some useful connections for the future.
Stay tuned for more updates from the team soon!