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Poet Laureate marks the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Simon Armitage

Simon Armitage, September 20, 2022 — Culture

Poet Laureate

The Poet Laureate, Simon Armitage, published his tribute to Queen Elizabeth II in the form of a new poem, following her death on Thursday 8th September 2022.“Floral Tribute” mentions one of the Queen’s favourite flowers, the lily of the valley. They appeared in her wedding and coronation bouquets.Floral TributeEvening will come, however determined the late…

National Data Strategy: Foundational data skills

Lee Pope

Lee Pope, August 4, 2022 — Digital

National Data Strategy Implementation team, DCMS

The National Data Strategy sets out how we will ensure the UK can harness data to fuel innovation and growth, and create jobs across the country to boost the economy. The Strategy recognises it is important for everyone leaving our schools and universities to be better prepared for data-driven lives and careers.  Working togetherThe Higher…

Understanding the B2022 Legacy for University of Birmingham

Tom Clift

Tom Clift, July 21, 2022 — Sport

Head of Commonwealth Games Project Delivery University of Birmingham

 The Commonwealth Games are one of the world’s mega sports events, the third largest in the world, superseded only by the Olympic and Paralympic Games in terms of size and scale.Having attended four Olympic Games and three Commonwealth Games since 2002 in multiple capacities, I can honestly say, we are in for a spectacular summer…

Exploring new policy tools for managing data across borders

Lorrayne Porciuncula

Lorrayne Porciuncula, June 13, 2022 — Digital

Executive Director, Datasphere Initiative

Data now underpins and reflects practically all economic sectors and social activities. It is no surprise therefore that policy-making, at local, national, and international levels, also critically relies on data. The UK’s National Data Strategy provides an example of how countries are seeking to leverage data for economic growth and societal well-being while ensuring appropriate…

National Data Strategy: Celebrating one year of the NDS DA Advisory Forum

National Data Strategy Forum Secretariat, May 23, 2022 — Digital

Data is a cross cutting policy area – the delivery of policies and initiatives associated with maximising the power of data will have implications for organisations and individuals across the UK.  With the launch of the UK National Data Strategy (NDS) in September 2020, we have been working hard to implement each of the missions…

National Data Strategy Forum Network Group: Unlocking the power of data

National Data Strategy Forum Secretariat

National Data Strategy Forum Secretariat, April 26, 2022 — Digital

On 24 March, Sue Daley, co-chair, National Data Strategy (NDS) Forum, and Bethan Charnley, Head of the National Data Strategy Implementation (NDSI) team, DCMS co-hosted the first NDS Forum Network Group session.  The aim of the Forum Network Group is to provide a regular way to brief network organisations on key priorities of the NDS Forum…

Investing in data skills to unlock the value of data

Barry Hodgson

Barry Hodgson , February 23, 2022 — National Data Strategy

Director of Strategy, National Innovation Centre for Data

National Innovation Centre for Data (NICD) and the National Data Strategy Forum The launch of the National Data Strategy Forum last year has led to a great deal of activity and has certainly initiated ‘a conversation about the way that we support the responsible and trusted use of data in the UK’. The National Innovation…

Want to do an apprenticeship? 👀

Shannon Harrison

Shannon Harrison, February 11, 2022 — Apprenticeship

Apprentice Marketing Assistant at Lancaster & Morecambe College

Why I decided to do an apprenticeshipI knew I wanted to pursue a career in Marketing after spending two years studying for Business Level 3 Extended Diploma. After discovering I could spend up to two years earning a wage while learning at the same time,  I knew doing an apprenticeship was an opportunity I couldn’t…

An apprenticeship is a fantastic way to meet people – Ethan Monks

Ethan Monks

Ethan Monks, — Apprenticeship

UK&I Apprentice Lead and People Manager at DXC

Working and studying I’ve always wanted to work towards a degree but now that I’m the Apprentice Leader and People Manager and UK&I, I want a degree that not only matches my current role, but one that would help me progress in my career.I am studying online and on campus; I started sessions virtually for the…