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Emeli Sandé and RAYE among stars set to join CARE International’s #March4Women event

This International Women’s Day, singers Emeli Sandé and RAYE will be performing at CARE International’s #March4Women rally, among many other award-winning musicians. #March4Women is a global solidarity movement which is taking place in around 50 countries, to shine a spotlight on the women on the front lines of the current climate crisis. The stars will...
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Celebrate LGBT history month with these iconic figures

It’s LGBT History Month (LGBTHM)! To celebrate, we’ve rounded up just some of the celebrities, activists and public figures who have shown dedication to helping the LGBT community. Lady Gaga Openly bisexual, the singer and actress is an outspoken LGBT equality advocate. She was a leading activist for the repeal of  “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”...
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Future Leaders: The Magic of Oxford

By Rudina Suti Rudina has been involved in the Luxury Marketing & Events Management sector since 2006, working in Edinburgh and London with a number of renowned companies, brands and VIPs during and after her two degrees in Marketing and Business. Inspired by the objective of supporting her home country of Albania, she joined the...
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Why I chose an apprenticeship over university

By Justina Blair Deciding to choose a degree-apprenticeship route over the traditional university pathway was undoubtedly the best decision I’ve made and one my future-self will thank me for. Modern culture places enormous value in university degrees and celebrates them as one of life’s top achievements. In doing so we have created a culture that normalises taking on...
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Education Secretary urges parents to rethink their outdated views of apprenticeships

A new survey conducted by Mumsnet has revealed that many parents have outdated views of apprenticeships which could be stopping young people from pursuing their dream careers. Education secretary Gavin Williamson is urging parents to move past their outdated stereotypes and consider the benefits of apprenticeships when giving their children advice about future career paths....
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BAME domestic violence and abuse featured

‘Honour’ based violence pervades behind Britain’s closed doors

So-called ‘honour’-based violence (HBV) refers to a crime or incident, committed for the purposes of defending, or protecting the honour of, an individual’s family or community. Spreading far across different countries, cultures and religions, the global prevalence of gender inequalities and the subversion of human rights, in expense of harmful traditions, means that the majority...
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Young woman qualifies as social mobility charity’s first female chartered accountant

The first woman from the social mobility charity, Leadership Through Sport and Business (LTSB), has qualified as a fully-fledged accountant. Bola Lawal, 24, joined LTSB’s apprenticeship programme in September 2015 and trained with Berg Kaprow Lewis LLP (BKL) in Finchley before securing a role with Santander. Bola, who was previously recognised as LTSB’s Apprentice of...
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Newcastle City Council named as UK’s top LGBT employer

Newcastle City Council has been named as the UK’s top LGBT employer, by the charity Stonewall. The council is the first ever local authority to claim the number one spot since Stonewall started its annual ranking back sixteen years ago. Newcastle City Council, who came fifth in the 2019 list and has been the highest-ranking...
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Inspirational female firefighters looking for sponsors to help achieve their Antarctic challenge

Six inspirational female firefighters are looking for sponsors to help them achieve their Antarctic challenge, which aims to inspire women and girls and raise awareness of the impact of mental health on firefighters. As an all-female team of firefighters from South Wales Fire and Rescue Service (SWFRS) and London Fire Brigade (LFB), they intend to...
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Glassdoor announces new features to help improve the job search experience

Glassdoor, one of the world’s largest job and recruiting sites, is introducing a number of new features within its desktop site and mobile app to help job seekers manage their entire job search process in one, seamless experience. From today, the majority of users will be able to utilise Company Compare; Collections and Candidate Messaging....
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TechWomen100 2019 winners

WeAreTechWomen celebrate emerging talent at the 2019 TechWomen100 Awards

WeAreTechWomen celebrated the winners of their 2019 TechWomen100 awards on 23 January, at a prestigious ceremony at the iconic Queen Elizabeth II Centre, Westminster, London. Over winners, sponsors, judges and guests celebrated and enjoyed a three-course meal and champagne reception to toast the TechWomen100 finalists’ achievements. The evening was facilitated by Julia Streets, Founder, Streets...
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Free period products for all schools and colleges

Free period products are to made available to all schools and colleges in England, as the Department for Education launches its fully funded scheme. The new scheme is set to give pupils easy access to period products at school or college, helping to break down stigmas ad ensure no young person’s education is disrupted by...
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