Olivette Otele has become the UK’s first black female history professor.
Otele is a historian at Bath Spa University.
She tweeted: “Big news: my people, Bath Spa University has awarded me a professorship and a chair in history. May this open the door to many very hard working women, especially women of colour, even and specifically black women, in academia in general and in history in particular. In strength, peace and love my people.”
MAKING HISTORY can often come with a lot of pressure. But for Samantha Tross - the first black female orthopaedic surgeon in the UK - she takes it all in her stride.
“While I’m proud of being the first black female orthopedic surgeon in the UK, I know it comes with a lot of responsibility because how I conduct myself will have an impact on those coming after me,” she says. “It’s my job to do my best so that those coming after to me have it easier.”
DIVERSITY IN business will take centre stage in Birmingham next month as hundreds of leading figures from the world of enterprise gather at the MSDUK Conference & Awards 2018 (25-26 September).
Ahead of the much-anticipated two-day event, U.S born entrepreneur and the first African American Woman to own and operate a billion-dollar company, Janice Bryant Howroyd partners with conference organiser Mayank Shah’s passionate belief in the importance of diversity AND inclusion, which she says can provide substantial benefits to businesses and communities alike.
More than 100 pupils at Brampton Manor Academy are celebrating straight A* and A grades this morning - and the entire year group have secured university places.
The school, in Roman Road, East Ham, tweeted that the grades were “record breaking”, adding: “Our 2018 students have worked extremely hard and achieved the school’s best ever A-level results. Well done to our amazing students!”
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