I asked Home Secretary and Minister for Women and Equalities Amber Rudd to support a Sheffield project to use the centenary to encourage opportunities for civic engagement by women who feel disengaged. See more.
Sheffield STEM success
I was delighted to see the work of research scientists, engineers and mathematicians from both our universities at STEM for Britain in Parliament.
I’ve consistently backed moves for more child refugees to be reunited with families in the UK and last week voted for the Refugees (Family Reunion) (No.2) Bill.
Nablus Arts Festival
I spoke at an event at Hallam University to promote involvement in the Nablus Arts Festival (see more here) following my visit to the West Bank.
Office for Fair Access
I hosted and spoke at an event celebrating 14 years of OFFA’s work widening participation in universities and looking at challenges for the future.
Walking and cycling
I’ve backed policies that make it easier to walk and cycle. The Government is consulting on these issues. Find out more and get your views heard here.
Festival of Debate – April – June 2018 – debates, Q&As, artistic responses, keynote speeches and other public events, exploring politics, economics and society. More details here.
British Council’s Future Leaders Connect programme – a programme for aspiring leaders and policy makers aged 18 – 35. More details here.
Children’s NHS-funded short breaks services – Sheffield NHS Clinical Commissioning Group is consulting on proposed changes to these respite care services – and would welcome views, questions and concerns. More details here.
‘Robin Hood vs Fracking’ week of action –19-24 March – Fun-filled week of activities in opposition to fracking organised by Friends of the Earth, Sheffield Friends of the Earth, Sheffield Against Fracking and Frack Free South Yorkshire. Find out more here.
Trustees wanted – Sheffield University Students’ Union is currently recruiting 2 external trustees. More details here.
‘Against the grain – an evening with Garth Hewitt’ – with songs old and new. Saturday 12 May (7.30pm) at St Mark’s Church, Broomhill, Broomfield Rd, S10 2SE. Find out more here.
Keeping in touch
My office is open every weekday and if you have any questions or need any help please ring 0114 272 2882 or email me.