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March 2015

International Women’s Day: celebrating our Wonder Women

(9 March 2015)

Four women from Humanities have been featured in the University’s Wonder Women video celebrating International Women’s Day. The four, from the School of Law and the School of Environment, Education and Development (SEED), were celebrated for their amazing achievements, both academic and personally.



The video features two Law students, Honorary Professor Shami Chakrabarti and Professor Diane Coyle from SEED. Find out more about the women and their achievements:

Eleni Papadopoulos

Paralympic swimmer and triathlete Eleni Papadopoulos is a Law student who has her eyes set on a place at the Rio Paralympics 2016. She holds eight British records, four European records and a world record in the 200-metre butterfly in her swim category.

Diane Coyle

Professor Diane Coyle is one of the UK’s leading economists. She is the Vice Chair of the BBC Trust and a former Economics Editor of the Independent newspaper.

Kiddist Forsythe

Kiddist Forsythe is a Law student who is about to take her first steps as a trainee lawyer with a major City law firm. She is also fighting to find out the truth about her father's murder 20 years ago.

Shami Chakrabarti

Shami Chakrabarti is one of the nation’s leading human rights advocates and is an Honorary Professor of Law at the University. Shami has been the Director of Liberty since 2003, promoting the values of individual human dignity, equal treatment and fairness in the UK.