Filed under: Diversity & Inclusion

Philosophy to Parliament – How Eastleigh student got a seat in the Commons on International Women’s Day

A sixth form student from Hampshire was selected to sit in the House of Commons for International Women’s Day. 17-year-old Nicola Ezekude, a student at Barton Peveril Sixth Form College in Eastleigh was invited to attend the Women and Equalities Select Committee meeting by MP for Eastleigh, Mims Davies. The first year student studying A…

Festive fundraiser

Live music, food and quizzes raised funds for the Society of St James local homeless charity and national LGBT same sex domestic violence charity, Broken Rainbow. Organised by Ethnicity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee students, the lunchtime event enabled students from across the College to celebrate the end of term, the close of the calendar year…

A Week in Our Shoes

A celebration of equality and diversity saw more than 30 workshops, live performances, lectures, exhibitions and other awareness events staged in just one week. Sociology teacher and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion co-ordinator, Dina de Sousa e Santos, chose different themes for each day and selected topics which complemented and developed them. She explained: “A Week…

Life-changing experience

A fortnight at the forefront of the civil service proved a life-changing experience for Eastleigh teenager Esme Lillywhite. The Barton Peveril student was one of just 80 people selected for the Social Mobility Foundation’s Whitehall Internship Programme which helps high-achieving students from low income backgrounds gain valuable insights into leading universities and professions. Eligibility for…