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Global Accessibility Awareness Day 19th May – The importance of clear comms

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Global Accessibility Awareness Day 19th May – The importance of clear comms Paul Willgoss MBE, HSE, Science Division, Chief Scientific Adviser’s Office I am a disabled civil servant, and I’ve been involved in improving the Civil Service for others over …

How do you spell “you”?  Discovering dyslexia and the power of having mentor

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How do you spell “you”?  Discovering dyslexia and the power of having mentor Nigel Barraclough, Government Science & Engineering (GSE) member and civil servant for over 20 years, writes about his experience managing dyslexia and how having a mentor made …

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. …

GSE Role Modelling: It's OK not to be OK

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This post discusses how it’s ‘OK not to be OK’ as a role model. Being a ‘positive’ role model does not mean you must only be positive when something is not right. Inspire and empower others by speaking up and challenging when the need arises, or when support and help is required.