A record-breaking polar explorer is to give an inspiring talk at Teesside University later this month.
British Army Officer, Harpreet Chandi will be visiting Teesside University International Business School to deliver a presentation and question and answer session.
Captain Chandi became the first woman of colour to compete a solo expedition across Antarctica and is visiting the Business School for the ‘An Audience With’ event which take place on the 18th May which members of the public are welcome to attend.
She completed the gruelling ski trek at the start of January, having endured temperatures of -50C as she skied 700 miles across Antarctica in 40 days.
On her visit to the Business School, she hopes her story will help challenge cultural norms and inspire young people, women, and those from ethnic backgrounds.
Captain Chandi will also be speaking with students from the School of Health & Life Sciences about employability opportunities within physiotherapy and sport sciences.
She will give a guest lecture to Chartered Management Degree apprentices on strategic planning, covering particular topics such as goal setting, motivation and resilience.
Warren Harrison, Dean of Teesside University International Business School said: ‘We are very excited to be welcoming Captain Chandi to the Teesside University International Business School.
We are very excited to be welcoming Captain Chandi to the Teesside University International Business School.
‘Her story is extremely inspiring and the way in which she defies stereotypes and encourages people to push the boundaries of what is possible will resonate with a wide variety of people.
‘Teesside University always encourages students to learn and be inspired from achievements from people like Captain Chandi.’
The visit continues to build on the strong relationship between Teesside University and the Minister of Defence after previously being recognised for its commitment to supporting veterans and members of the armed forces through the award of a Defence Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Award.
The Audience With Harpreet Chandi takes place on 18 May at 10.30am to 12.00pm. Book a place