Archive | Education and training

DfE tweet causes confusion and debate over LGBT issues in schools

The Department for Education (DfE) have fallen foul of a very modern curse – the misunderstood tweet! The department tweeted that it was ‘nonsense to say that schools must teach gay rights’. The tweet gathered an instant virtual riot against it, stating that the DfE were showing complete disregard for the importance of teaching LGBT […]

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Birmingham puts LGBTQ identities at the heart of its curriculum

The University of Birmingham is taking steps to ensure that its curriculum is inclusive towards those with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer (LGBTQ) identities.   The new project is innovative within the higher education sector and will draw on current effective practice across the University to develop a guide for colleagues seeking to embed LGBTQ […]

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Royal Navy Jobs

  Royal Navy Chef Sector Accountancy, Domestic, IT, Public Sector   Job Type Permanent   Location Various   Benefits excellent pension scheme, six weeks’ paid holiday a year and free medical and dental care   Salary £14,000 to £48,000 Per Annum   Job Summary In the RN, no two days are the same. You could […]

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Help Make School Days, the Best Days of LGBT Young People’s Lives

School days can be hard for any young person, but for LGBT young people, school can be one of the worst times of their lives. They often struggle to find someone to confide in, and a good teacher may be the only person they can turn to. As a teacher, you can really make a […]

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Avon Fire talks to students about safety messages

Avon Fire talks to students about safety messages A staggering two thirds of second, third and fourth year university students recently surveyed said they, or somebody they knew, had experience of a fire or of setting off a smoke alarm while at university. More than half of all house fires start in the kitchen, and […]

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TUC launches new guide to combat homophobia at work

The TUC has today (Monday) launched a new guide for union reps on how to combat homophobia in the workplace. The guide, LGBT Equality at Work, provides legal tips for challenging harassment at work and practical advice on how unions can best represent their LGBT members. LGBT Equality at Work offers guidance on a range […]

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Bournemouth in top ten of Stonewall’s Education Equality Index for the first time

Bournemouth Borough Council has been ranked 9th in Stonewall’s 2013 Education Equality Index for preventing and tackling homophobic bullying in schools. The Council’s performance was measured by the assessment of three areas; the role of the local authority, working with schools and working with the local community. Their performance was compared to the other 41 […]

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Announcing The Schools OUT National Conference

The Schools OUT National Conference for LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans) History Month will take place on February 2nd 2013 at the University of Manchester from 9.30am to 5pm, as part of a wider festival of activities for LGBT History Month. The aim of the Conference is to enable all educators, (from primary to HE), […]

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Swansea University

Swansea University is set in rolling parkland overlooking the majestic sweep of Swansea Bay. From stunning coastal scenery to tranquil parks, a thriving cultural scene to the best of modern city living, Swansea offers the best of all worlds. Founded in 1920, Swansea is a research led University, with a community that thrives on exploration […]

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Fire advice for students

Let’s be honest, there isn’t anything particularly exciting about fire safety. So, as you move into your new student home, there’s probably a million and one more interesting things on your mind – but please just take five minutes to read on because fire really could affect you. The fact is that students are one […]

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Civil Partnership Conversions start today!

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From Wednesday 10 December 2014 you will be able to convert your civil partnership to marriage, but only if you […]

Charlie Brooks – Beautiful Thing

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Best known as Eastenders troublemaker Janine Butcher, bringing drama to Albert Square with a medley of cocaine addiction, murder and […]

Shakespeare in Love

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The critically acclaimed production of Shakespeare in Love will begin rehearsals with a new cast on 8 December, taking over […]

1 in 5 women not ‘comfortable’ to get car repairs done

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Many women drivers are not able to care for their cars properly because they don’t know how to choose a […]

Stonewall joins #GivingTuesday movement

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Stonewall has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that encourages people and businesses to give their time, money or […]

World AIDS Day

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The 1st December is a day when worldwide, people take a moment to remember the victims of AIDS and wear […]