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Why is an environmental data dashboard like a wheeled suitcase?

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Anyone working in environmental science knows that understanding how the environment is faring, and how this has changed over time, is hugely complicated. Everything is interconnected; a change in one part of an ecosystem can have knock-on impacts elsewhere. Defining …

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 …

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 …

Become an Engineering in Policy Committee member

Engineering in Policy is a network for all who are interested in the role that engineers and engineering approaches can play in government and policy making. The network has impact in four ways: we create a community who benefit from …

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.

Celebrating International Day of Women and Girls in Science!

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Today marks the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. Now more than ever we are celebrating the wonderful contributions women have made in science across government. As a thank you for all their achievements during these extraordinary times, …