Social enterprise works to get more minority-ethnic and low-income pupils into university

A social enterprise set up by a former Exeter University student is working to increase participation of pupils from low-income and minority-ethnic backgrounds in higher education. Coach Bright UK sends student volunteers into secondary schools once a week to coach pupils one-on-one in confidence building, independence and problem solving, to prepare them for the self-directed study required at university. The … Read More

Tackling racial injustice is Theresa May’s “mission in politics” said No 10 as audit published

TACKLING issues like race inequality in the provision of public services was Theresa May’s “mission in politics,” No 10 declared as the UK Government published its racial disparity audit. The Prime Minister’s spokesman insisted that the details on the new Ethnicity Facts and Figures website provided an “unprecedented level of transparency” about how different races experienced a range of public services from … Read More

College shortlisted for National Diversity Award

An innovative North East college has been recognised for its outstanding work in encouraging diversity and equality in its organisation and the local community.   Gateshead College has been shortlisted for the Diverse Company Award in this year’s National Diversity Awards, which take place on September 8 at the stunning Anglican Cathedral in Liverpool.   Charities and role models from … Read More

Halfon launches Apprenticeship Diversity Champions Network

Apprenticeship Diversity Champions Network of employers aims to boost take-up among people with disabilities and from ethnic minorities The Department for Education has today announced that a group of businesses have come together to help promote diversity within apprenticeships. The Apprenticeship Diversity Champions Network (ADCN) is comprised of 23 employers, including Rolls-Royce, the BBC, BAE Systems and a number of … Read More