UWTSD’s Jayne Woodman is shortlisted for the Best Business Woman in STEM Award 2018


Congratulations to UWTSD’s Jayne Woodman, who has been shortlisted for the Best Business Woman in STEM Award 2018.

Now in its 9th year, the South Wales Evening Post and Swansea Bay Business Life awards recognise the achievements of local women in a number of categories including Innovation in Business, Best Woman in Stem and Lifetime Achievement. The awards ceremony will take place at Swansea’s Marriott Hotel on October 12 at 12pm.

Prior to becoming a lecturer at UWTSD’s Swansea Business campus, Jayne’s professional background was in Human Resource Management within manufacturing: at Ford Motor Company, British Airways Interiors Engineering and the United Plastics Group. She has written property columns for the South Wales Evening Post, been politically elected and a school governor.

Jayne said: “In all of these situations, I have done my best to promote women in STEM and generally the achievement of women.”

"More recently at UWTSD, I have extended my promotion of STEM to STEAM. The World Economic Forum predicts that by 2020 creativity will be in the top three skills required for jobs: we are now educating game changers. UWTSD’s Swansea College of Art already teaches its students how to think creatively - to be successful game changers our students must know how to think creatively and problem solve in novel ways.”

Jayne said that to further promote creativity and develop game changers within the Business campus, she is collaborating with the University’s Foundation Art department. “By working closely with Bella Kerr and Kath Clewitt, not only have we brought plenty of brilliant student art to the Business campus, we have also arranged for an Artist in Residence (Dr Jane Harrison) to take up a post based in our library,” she said. “There has been a summer residency around the theme of Elephants and Egrets. And much more is happening.”

Jayne has also arranged for Business students (level 4 and level 7 to date) to be taught by artists so that they can better understand how the creative process works and how it can translate for them. “I take my students to the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery and have run lectures within art installations at the Mission Gallery,” she added. “STEM needs the arts to be truly integrated across all our platforms going forward to achieve this aim.”

Dr Maggie Inman, Head of the Business School said: “Jayne has worked hard to integrate the Arts with Business in order to inspire curiosity and develop creativity for our Business students. These skills are increasingly important for a sustainable business. We are delighted that Jayne is being recognised for this work."

UWTSD is sponsoring the category of New Business Start Up of the Year at the awards.

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