VCSE Crown Rep Christmas Blog

Claire Dove

Claire Dove, December 19, 2023 — Uncategorized

VSCE Crown Rep

As we begin the festive season, I want to take the opportunity to reflect on the challenges and successes of the past year and look forward to an exciting year ahead.  Reflections on 2023 Throughout 2023 VCSEs have continued to deal with a challenging environment as our communities contend with the impacts of the ongoing…

The National Data Strategy – the conversation continues

Bethan Charnley

Bethan Charnley, May 24, 2021 — Uncategorized

Head of National Data Strategy Implementation

Head of National Data Strategy Implementation, Bethan Charnley discusses the launch of the government response to the National Data Strategy consultation and plans for the NDS Forum. What a week! Last Tuesday I had the pleasure and privilege of overseeing the launch of the government’s response to consultation on the National Data Strategy Framework.  Our…

How snorkels have been converted into life-saving devices for COVID-19 patients…

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, June 26, 2020 — Uncategorized

Director of STEM at the Challenge Academy Trust

I’m Chris Hillidge, the Director of STEM at the Challenge Academy Trust in Warrington and teacher at Beamont Collegiate Academy.  We used our school’s 3D equipment to convert snorkels into life-saving devices for COVID-19 patients – and as a result – have been nominated in a national campaign by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.…

Go Global Webinar Series 2020

The UK government’s International Tech Hub Network is in search of early stage digital ‘tech for good’ start-ups impacted by COVID-19 to get involved in a virtual Go Global programme. In this unprecedented time of COVID-19 there has never been a more critical moment for the international community to work together and learn from one…

Celebrating World Book Night

Caroline Dinenage MP

Caroline Dinenage MP, April 23, 2020 — Culture

Minister of State for Digital and Culture

The 23rd of April is quite a big day for literary lovers across the world – it’s the UNESCO International Day of the Book, it’s (probably!) William Shakespeare’s birthday today, and it is also World Book Night – a brilliant initiative organised by the Reading Agency. Of course, this year’s World Book Night is probably…

My journey from coder to venture capitalist

June Angelides

June Angelides, March 7, 2020 — Digital

Venture Capitalise and Diversity Advocate

One of the things I love the most about International Women’s Day is the stories that surface of everyday inspirational heroes. A lot of them have carved out a career for themselves and turned bumps along the way into trampolines into the next exciting adventure. My journey has been equally “squiggly” and I am grateful…

Time to talk day 2020: Help me, I’m fine

Helen Cousin

Helen Cousin, February 6, 2020 — Civil Society

Founder of help me, im fine

Points of Light winner Helen Cousin shares her story about setting up a charity supporting children to talk about their feelings. Help me, I’m fine was created in June 2017 after our lives change forever when our beautiful 16-year-old daughter, Maisie, took her own life. We had no idea that our funny, bright, caring girl…

London Tech Week 2019: Cybersecurity and successful start-ups at Queen’s University

Professor Máire O’Neill

Professor Máire O’Neill, June 10, 2019 — Digital

Principal Investigator of the Centre for Secure Information Technologies

  The Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT) at Queen’s University Belfast has grown to be one of the largest centres internationally in cybersecurity and is recognised as a leader in cybersecurity research; the centre has produced almost 400 publications including journal articles and conference papers. It was established in 2009 as one of seven…

#LocalCharitiesDay: The Renewal Trust (Nottingham)

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, December 12, 2018 — Civil Society

CEO, The Renewal Trust

We’re celebrating our 21st birthday this year so we’ll be marking Local Charities Day 2018 by asking local people to help shape the next 21 years. We’ll be talking and listening to people in the communities we work with, and across Nottingham, to make sure our services and activities continue to provide exactly what local…