February 2015 | 106comms106comms

106 seconds with… Funke Abimbola, Managing Counsel for Roche UK, diversity champion, speaker and proud mother

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Funke read law at Newcastle University and worked as a corporate lawyer both in the City and within regional law firms before joining Roche in 2012. She is a recognised legal expert and award-winning solicitor and regularly speaks at conferences both in the UK and overseas. As a Professional Ambassador for Aspiring Solicitors, she mentors […]Read more

Linacre Institute: helping to open up access to elite universities

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As far as the liberal press goes, I’m probably part of the privilege problem in today’s society.  I went to a small private school (although my brother went to the local comp).  Then I got a place at Oxford University to study English. I count myself lucky, very lucky.  The experience at Oxford was amazing: […]Read more

106 seconds with… Simon Hill, CEO and founder of Wazoku

Simon Hill is the CEO and founder of Wazoku, a leading high-growth B2B software company that powers collaborative innovation within medium and large companies globally. In 2014 Simon won the Guardian SME Business Leader of the Year award and was recognised by Crowdsourcing Week as one of the top 15 most influential people in the […]Read more

Graduate Recruitment in Law: Fast Cars, Stories, Access, Apprenticeships and Social Media…

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The Russell Hotel, 11th February 2015.   All the essentials in place for a good day.  Wifi.  Tick.  Black coffee.  Tick.  Comfy chair.  Tick.  Some great speakers.  Tick.  Decent lunch.  Tick. So what happened?  Here’s a quick run-down.  I’m sure I haven’t done justice to many of the speakers (so if you were one of […]Read more

106 seconds with… Paul Deemer, Head of Equality, Diversity and Human Rights at NHS Employers

Paul is an award-winning and highly respected D&I leader.  Today he works on behalf of NHS Trusts to influence government policy on equalities legislation and healthcare workforce policy. He also advises NHS employers on implementing good HR practices, and equality and diversity into their workplaces. Here he talks to us about the challenges involved in […]Read more

Teaching tech in schools: what’s the answer?

My sister and my oldest friend are both primary school teachers.  (Fantastic primary school teachers, in fact.) Three of my school friends now teach in primary schools. Two of my daughters are at primary school and over the past four years, they’ve been taught by six teachers, mostly excellently. By association then, I know lots […]Read more