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Hot off the press

Hot of the press

Lianne Forbes, Senior Lecturer in Visual Effects, was interviewed for ‘3D Artist’ magazine about the challenges women face in the industry. The article, ‘Framing the Debate: Women in the Visual Effects and Animation Industry’, appears in the latest issue of '3D Artist' magazine.

The six-page feature is based on the findings of a 2017 Work Foundation report that shows there is a lack of workforce diversity within the visual effects and animation industry.

Lianne talks about how the University nurtures and encourages women to pursue careers within the sector. She explained: “I think that one way we try is through example. We have two women teaching some of the big visual effects and technical modules. The University itself is part of Athena Swan.

“We also have several funding and bursary options, along with a new fund for female STEM students that Central England Co-op has launched, which will encourage women to study STEM-related subjects, such as IT, Engineering and Digital Technology at the University.”

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The feature also includes quotes from and photographs of work by BCU Visual Effects students Lacey Swinhoe, Janete Domingues, Beatriz Jordao Teixera and Glorija Apanaviciute.

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Pictured: Jodie Black, student

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