Get to know your lecturer – Kateryna Ryabchykova , Lecturer – Fashion Design & Textile, Fashion Marketing

Kate loves all cultural aspects of fashion which affect students’ behaviour, and figuring out the creative ways they approach their projects!

If you could eat only one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be and why?

I would be happy to eat just turkey for the rest of my life. Chicken also works but you know...since I can choose! Turkey is a great source of protein and range of vitamins, which helps you to maintain high immune system and healthy lifestyle. Besides, it's very tasty, and goes amazingly with things like avocado sandwich! Sustainability wise, production of white meat, in particular turkeys, leaves less carbon dioxide trace. 

If you could travel back in time, which time period would you go to, and why?

I would go to Renaissance Florence. Florence of that time was on core front of the main scientific inventions: late 14th century it is time of Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Machiavelli, Copernicus. Would be amazing to witness how the greatest inventions were created and talk to the brightest minds ever lived! 

What are your nicknames, and are there any interesting stories to go with them?

Nicknames I used to have in school are connected to my surname, but people always used to have fun from how calm I always was and had the calmest slowest walk :D no matter what is going on and how urgent and stressful situation is,  I will always maintain my royal walk :D 

What is your strangest hobby?

Well, I don't know as per strangest, I like walking. Sometimes can just walk for 5-10 km with no particular purpose. Used to walk from work to home every day (around 5 km). Going out and just walk around for ages helps me to clean up my mind :)

Aside from necessities, what one thing could you not go a day without?

I think existence of smart phone pretty much helped me to abandon all my unnecessary habits of carrying around bunch of notebooks, pens and calendars. Organiser manual or currently electronic is definitely something I used to have all the time with me. Later it was a watch! Currently, I broke my beloved watch:D So for now suffering to find proper replacement for it.