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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 …

Never been to CSL? Here's why you should really go!

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An event of learning and discovery, Civil Service Live 2022 is back with a six-date tour spanning five cities, bringing together civil servants for inspiring speaker sessions rich with opportunities. Civil Service Live is one of Europe’s biggest corporate training …

Neurodiversity Celebration Week: supporting colleagues

Abigail Agyei

Abigail Agyei, a civil servant in the Department of Health and Social Care, shares her experiences with ADHD and dyspraxia, and explains how we can all support colleagues with neuro-differences. Last week (21 to 27 March) was Neurodiversity Celebration Week: …

Epilepsy Awareness - Purple Day 26 March 2022

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On Purple Day, hundreds of thousands of people across the globe come together to start conversations around epilepsy to raise awareness and fundraise to make a difference for people affected by the condition.      Clare Shillan, who works for the Cabinet …

Sleep struggles - and how to beat them 

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Sleep Awareness Day highlights the importance of quality sleep and how insomnia can have a devastating impact on our wellbeing. Andy Clarke tells us how signing up to Sleepstation through the Charity for Civil Servants helped improve his quality of …

Young carers in the Civil Service

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Rebecca Sudworth, Deputy Civil Service Carers’ Champion, highlights the key issues young carers face. Today is Young Carers Action Day. This is a nationwide event organised by the Carers Trust aimed at raising awareness of young carers across the country.  …

To share or not to share, that is the question

Ruth Harriford and Charlotte Milddleton, Deputy Directors, Policy Profession, MoJ

Finding the right person to share a job with can be difficult but is totally worthwhile once all goes to plan.  Most of us have seen the movie When Harry Met Sally; in this Civil Service remake, we talk about …

Start an exciting career in government cyber security

Government cyber security profession

The Civil Service is recruiting women as cyber security apprentices. If you want an exhilarating career, rich with opportunities and excellent training to progress, don’t delay - apply by 10 March. My name is *Chloe and I’m a government cyber …

World Hearing Day - 3 March. The Rose Looks Fair

Ian Wallace reads magazine featuring Deaf trailblazer Rose Ayling Ellis

To mark World Hearing Day, Ian Wallace hails the success of Strictly Come Dancing star Rose Ayling-Ellis as a trailblazer for the deaf. Every year on 3 March, World Hearing Day is celebrated. On this day, the World Federation of …

Diversity leads to better decision-making

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The Government Security Function’s mission is to defend the UK government from security threats whilst protecting the public. To do this effectively, they’re driving up diversity of thought in every area of their work.  The Government Security Function is made …