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Celebrating women across the Civil Service on Ada Lovelace Day

Tuesday 12th October 2021 is Ada Lovelace Day, an international day celebrating the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering, and maths. It originated as a pledge to write about someone we admire.  Ada (1815-1852), daughter of the mathematician Lady …

World Mental Health Day 2021: Mental Health in an Unequal World

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Each year October 10th marks World Mental Health Day and this year’s theme is Mental Health in an unequal world. Emily Cramphorn, a final year Science and Engineering Fast Streamer, talks about her experience of mental illness and what this …

National Inclusion Week : GSE Diversity and Inclusivity Action Group (DIAG)

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It is National Inclusion Week and many of us are doing something to recognise it. Here in the Government Science & Engineering (GSE) Profession I volunteered to write three blogs to celebrate National Inclusion week. The first, is reminding you …

You can make a difference by supporting those around you

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You can make a difference by supporting those around you In this anonymous blog, a colleague discusses their experience supporting a family member to raise awareness for World Suicide Prevention Day on Friday, 10 September. Life can be difficult for …

GSE Role Modelling Blog: Head versus Heart

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We make numerous decisions every day. Whether it is deciding to take an umbrella when the skies look gloomy, or volunteering for a cause when your diary is already full, these decisions can be relatively simple through to extremely challenging. …