Louise Honey

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Money, Money, Money

Posted by Louise Honey on 14 July 2015

George Osborne's July 2015 budget has unveiled the news that university maintenance grants are to be scrapped, as of September 2016.

With this news many are concerned that low and middle income students will no longer see university as a realistic option. Megan Dunn (NUS president) suggested that cutting these grants could be hugely detrimental to hundreds of thousands of the poorest students.

So what could this mean for careers and employability?

A large number of graduate recruiters currently operate schemes and support programmes in order to attract and recruit a diverse workforce. With the potential for a less diverse student body within higher education, does this mean employers will start looking elsewhere for candidates? And what about roles that have a degree requirement such as, law, teaching or medicine - these roles could become unattainable for some of the countries most talented students because they do not have the financial resource to attend university.

Encouragingly, The Office of Fair Access to Higher Education has said it will monitor the impact of this change particularly in relation to access to higher education of those from disadvantaged backgrounds - which is currently at record levels.

For further information take a look at this BBC News article.

Picture courtesy of Number 10, taken from flick.com

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Topics: Diversity

Awards Season and Diversity

Posted by Louise Honey on 4 March 2015

Awards season is upon us with all its glitz and glamour.

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Topics: Diversity, creative industries

Ticking the Diversity box

Posted by Louise Honey on 25 February 2015

Our last post focussed on the lack of diversity seen during awards season, and this is really a follow on from that, looking at current media and the small screen and whether the shows we are presented with represent the diverse societies in which we live.

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Topics: Diversity, creative industries

‘If working-class gay school leaver can be made OBE, so can you’

Posted by Louise Honey on 13 January 2015

Ernst & Young managing partner for people Liz Bingham has made the New Year's Honours List for promoting equality in the workplace.

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Topics: Diversity

Teaching Styles and Dyslexia

Posted by Louise Honey on 8 January 2015

I came across this interesting article recently

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Topics: Diversity

Elitist Britain?

Posted by Louise Honey on 28 August 2014

"Are top jobs about what you know, or who you know? Is some talent being locked out?"

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Topics: Diversity

Elitist Britain?

Posted by Louise Honey on 28 August 2014

“Are top jobs about what you know, or who you know? Is some talent being locked out?”

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Topics: Diversity

Diversity resources

Posted by Louise Honey on 20 August 2014

Looking for resources that might help you tackle a particular barrier to employment? Then take a look at our resources section on the Reach Website (brought to you by the same team that populates this blog). http://reach.thecareersgroup.co.uk/resources/

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Topics: Diversity, law

Robin Williams: Sparking discussions on depression

Posted by Louise Honey on 13 August 2014

The sad news of Robin Williams' death earlier this week has catapulted the issues of depression and mental illness into the spotlight.

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Topics: Diversity

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