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Youth Concern – Thank you for helping us open virtually #CommunitiesCan

Hannah Asquith

Hannah Asquith, July 10, 2020 — Civil Society

Chief Executive of Youth Concern

COVID-19 and lockdown has affected all of us.Outings we had previously taken for granted became fraught with difficulty; a trip to the supermarket could at once be the highlight (being out!) and the lowlight (no toilet roll!) of a week. Visits we’d have made without thinking to friends and family were now impossible. And juggling…

Interdependence, co-creation, and hope

Jacqui O’Hanlon

Jacqui O’Hanlon, July 3, 2020 — Culture

RSC Director of Education and Chair of the Cultural Learning Alliance, an independent body that champions the rights of all children to arts and culture Cultural Learning Alliance

RSC Director of Education and Chair of the Cultural Learning Alliance, an independent body that champions the rights of all children to arts and culture Cultural Learning AllianceRSC Director of Education and Chair of the Cultural Learning Alliance, an independent body that champions the rights of all children to arts and culture Cultural Learning Alliance.

 I am Director of Education at the Royal Shakespeare Company and Chair of the Cultural Learning Alliance. Both roles are fundamentally about the same things: championing the right of all children and young people to high quality arts and cultural learning. Both are driven by a mission to democratise who makes, creates, and shapes arts…

Meet the bright UK-South Africa Tech Hub alumni who have taken the first steps to expanding into the UK market

UK South Africa Tech Hub – January 2020 programmeAt the UK-South Africa Tech Hub, we look to equip entrepreneurs with the right skills, mentoring and introductions to scale locally and globally – while sharing UK expertise and best practices to stimulate local digital economies​. We build high-end digital skills, and forge innovation partnerships between local tech sectors…

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

Chris Hillidge

, 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.The BCS,…

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 another…

Making a local link

Baroness Barran

Baroness Barran, June 1, 2020 — Civil Society

Minister for Civil Society

The work of civil society is woven into the fabric of our society; community groups; charities; businesses that are committed to social good. In ordinary times, the work of civil society inspires. In extraordinary times it underlines its necessity.As the coronavirus pandemic continues, it’s evermore vital that I can hear directly from those of you…

Oliver Dowden’s statement on coronavirus (COVID-19): 30 May 2020

Oliver Dowden

, May 30, 2020 — Culture

The Rt Hon Oliver Dowden CBE MP Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Secretary gave the 30 May 2020 daily press briefing on the government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Let me begin with the latest figures: 4,171,408 tests for coronavirus have now been carried out in the UK, including 127,722 tests carried out yesterday; 272,826 people have tested positive, that’s an increase of…

Using Telemedicine in the fight against COVID-19

Dr Funmi Adewara

, April 28, 2020 — Digital

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered an unprecedented demand for digital health technology solutions and has brought to the fore many successful business solutions that are helping to tackle the spread of the disease in a race to flatten the curve and reduce its catastrophic impact on our lives. The United Nations has estimated that the…