NUA Lecturer takes national role at Animated Women UK
BA (Hons) Animation Lecturer Helen Piercy has been appointed Education Advisor at Animated Women UK.
Helen – a filmmaker, animator and award-winning children’s author – hopes to use her new role to encourage young women to consider careers in animation and visual effects. Animated Women UK (AWUK) was launched in 2013 with the aim of providing better support and representation to women in animation & VFX in the UK. AWUK has five aims: networking, mentoring, showcasing, recruitment and education.
Helen said she was looking forward to the challenge of her new role in tandem with her ongoing work at NUA. “It is an incredible honour to be joining such a brilliant team, all of whom are entirely dedicated to supporting and celebrating women in the animation and VFX industries,” Helen said. “As Education Advisor for AWUK, my strategy is to build relationships with universities, schools and students in order to provide a support network for female graduates as they enter the creative industry.
“I am looking forward to taking on this new challenge and being part of such an inspiring organisation.”