The University of London, ‘The Peoples University’, became a Chartered University in 1836. Established as a secular alternative to Oxford and Cambridge, the only two other English universities at the time. In the present day, the University of London contains 18 member institutions, central academic bodies, and research institutes. The university has over 52,000 distance learning external students and 161,270 campus-based internal students (across the Federation), making it the largest university by the number of students in the United Kingdom.
Established in 1993 a small independent charity, the ‘Let’s Kick Racism Out of Football’ campaign was created in response to widespread calls from clubs, players and fans to tackle racism in football. Kick It Out was then established as a body in 1997 as it widened out its objectives to cover all aspects of discrimination, inequality and exclusion. Working throughout the football, educational and community sectors to challenge discrimination, encourage inclusive practices and campaign for positive change, Kick It Out is at the heart of the fight against discrimination for everyone who plays, watches or works in football.
Buglife is the only organisation in Europe devoted to the conservation of all invertebrates. Founded in the year 2000 Buglife actively works to save Britain’s rarest little animals, everything from bees to beetles and worms to woodlice. Their ultimate goal is to stop the extinction of invertebrate species.
Morson International is one of the most respected names in recruitment, helping candidates find their perfect role and helping companies find the right people for their business since 1969. As the 3rd largest engineering recruitment company in the world (Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) report 2017) they specialise in the supply of technical engineers and support operatives in the UK and overseas. With a business model that focuses on excellence for employees, candidates, contractors, and clients, they are actively committed to improving the lives of the communities in which they work. As leaders in the inclusivity conversation, they have taken significant steps to build on their status as a ‘disability confident employer’, reducing stigmas, attracting talent from untapped pools and creating job opportunities for all.
Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust serves a population of around 450,000 people across a catchment area covering most of West Sussex. The Trust runs three hospitals: St.Richard’s Hospital in Chichester, Southlands Hospital in Shoreham-by-Sea and Worthing Hospital in the centre of Worthing.
Sir Robert McAlpine is a family-owned tier one building and civil engineering company which was established in 1869. They have worked on some of Britain’s most iconic buildings and projects, including the Olympic Stadium, Elizabeth Tower, O2 Arena, Emirates Stadium, and the Eden Project.
Cadent owns, operates and maintains the largest gas distribution network in the UK, providing customers with the energy they need to stay safe, warm and connected. Cadent manages four of the eight gas distribution networks in the UK: West Midlands, North West England, East of England and North London; connecting, disconnecting and altering gas connections for homes and businesses and run emergency operations on their 82,000-mile-long network.
The Inn Collection Group has an expanding portfolio of inns across Northumberland, County Durham, Cumbria, & North Yorkshire. They are committed to delivering excellence in customer service, value for money and quality across all their services. The Inn Collection Group’s ethos is to provide their customers with the perfect place to ‘eat, drink, sleep and explore’.
Newcastle United is a well-established Premier League Football Club founded in 1892. The club is the heart of the city with their world-famous supporters - the Toon Army. Local boy Alan Shearer is a Newcastle legend who scored 206 goals for United. He remains the Premier League’s all-time record goal scorer. A key era for the Toon Army was the 1990’s where Alan Shearer was joined by the likes of Peter Beardsley, David Ginola and Faustino Asprilla. Under Kevin Keegan, Newcastle Untied finished twice as Premier League runners-up entertaining fans across the country and beyond.
Rullion is the 16th largest recruitment company in the UK and their vision is to unlock the potential in everyone by creating products, services and experiences that help make the world of work more fun and fulfilling. Rullion has built up trust over almost four decades across their core specialisms of IT, Rail, Utilities and Nuclear, allowing them to grow and adapt to clients’ needs.
Auriga Services support people to come out of debt and rebuild their lives from a position of strength. Auriga manage the charitable trust funds for Severn Trent Water, United Utilities and Thames Water, as well as the NHS, Local Authorities, and Charities, managing their funds and schemes. Auriga has helped 1.9 million people to reduce their financial hardship by working closely with their clients to meet the main objective of ‘Changing Lives Every Day’.
Get Into Theatre is the UK’s leading theatre careers website that helps young people find all the information and opportunities they need to pursue a successful career in theatre in the UK. This includes up-to-date theatre jobs information and advice on areas ranging from backstage to performing, training to apprenticeships. It is produced by The Stage, and funded and supported by the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation and UK Theatre/Society of London Theatre.
Believe Housing, which was formally known as County Durham Housing Group, is one of the largest housing associations in the North East of England. The organistion covers 862 square miles, from the very rural west, to the hustle and bustle of Durham city centre, and the magnificent coastline in the east.
Located in the Hudson Valley in New York State, the Library District serves both the City of Poughkeepsie and Town of Poughkeepsie that has a population of over 75,000 between two Library branch locations. In addition to book lending, the library provides programming such as early literacy programs, adult learning programs, job search assistance, computer classes, and access to online services for free movies, research of databases and more. The Library District discovered Recite Me through Dutchess County’s Think Differently website. The Library District partners with the county on its Dutchess Reads Campaign, an initiative designed to promote reading at all age levels.