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Why we’ve stopped using the term ‘BAME’ in government

Female High School Teacher Sitting At Table With Students Wearing Uniform Using Digital Tablets In Lesson

Richard Laux and Summer Nisar explain why the UK Civil Service has scrapped the label ‘BAME’ in referring to different ethnic minority groups within society. How we write about race and ethnicity matters a lot. As civil servants, we need …

How wonder of workplace adjustments made life easier

Kerry Twort, Civil Service Workplace Adjustments Service (CSWAS) Policy & Practice CSHR Expert Services, Cabinet Office, Sheffield

To mark Global Accessibility Awareness Day on 19 May, Kerry Twort reveals how assistive technology and workplace adjustments have transformed her life for the better. Now she’s even on track to achieve A-grade success. Last year, I started an evening …

Civil Service Live 2022: Meet the Speakers

Andrew Jones, presenting at Civil Service Live

Woohoo! It’s nearly time to take Civil Service Live 2022 on the road. We put the spotlight on some of this year’s guest speakers and hear why they can’t wait to take to the stage. THE POWER OF PENSIONS Whatever …

Uncovering learning in Learning at Work Week

Young disabled woman in wheelchair, enters login while preparing to start e-learning class at home

Pamela Dow on why we needed a comprehensive and meaningful curriculum for the Civil Service, and the campus to deliver it.   Next week is Learning at Work Week (16 to 22 May), celebrating lifelong learning: the knowledge, skills and networks …

Loneliness isn't always obvious

Image of a man depicting theme of loneliness

For many years, Simone Filiaci has experienced depression and loneliness. It can be difficult to understand how different factors can contribute to this debilitating condition. Simone explains how seeking help changed his life.  Mental Health awareness week runs from 9 …

Inside Policy: Helping school leaders and teachers thrive 

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Teacher taking a class of infant school pupils

With a heavy workload comes an impact on wellbeing. In recent years, teachers have consistently cited their volume of workload as the main reason for leaving their job, Katie Tyson and Amy Collins are spearheading work to tackle this issue. …

From tiny acorns mighty oaks will grow

Civil Services Languages Network

When the Civil Service Languages Network (CSLN) began in October 2020, Matt Brown and Hugo Griffin had no idea the network would become the success it is today. The Spanish Network began with just five colleagues in DWP eating lunch …

ICYMI: Round up of blogs from Week of Winners

Collage featuring Civil Service Awards 2022 Week of Winners

In December, the Civil Service handed out its very own Oscars equivalent - the Civil Service Awards. Below are our most-read blogs from our Week of Winners campaign, celebrating (and virtually high-fiving) the winners and the amazing stories behind them.  …

Growing up in an alien country wasn't easy

Rabia Nasimi

Twenty-three years after fleeing Afghanistan’s warzone aged just five years old, Rabia Nasimi tells how she adjusted to a new life and language in London. Now a civil servant, Rabia works in the Afghan Resettlement Team, using her experience to …