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Noticeboard - week beginning 23 November

Don’t miss this week’s notices: Be a local hero and you could win £500, Tick the Box campaign for care experienced students, become a Digital Champion to support isolated residents, find out about absence from the UK due to Coronavirus and applying to the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS), listen to the new Mile End Institute podcast.

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Reminder: Help keep Tower Hamlets SAFE - you could win £500

The Campaign Company is working with Tower Hamlets Council to carry out research with young adults (19-34). If you live, work or study in the borough they want to hear about your experiences during the Covid-19 pandemic. All interviews and surveys need to be completed by this Friday, 27 November. Take part.

Tick the Box – call for all care experienced students

All care experienced students should get the right support at university. That’s why we're supporting The Fostering Network’s call for young people to Tick The Box to say they have experience of care in their UCAS applications to make sure they receive the support they are entitled to. 

Become a Digital Champion to support isolated residents keep connected

Healthwatch Islington are looking for Queen Mary students to volunteer and become a Digital Champion to support residents using digital tools. The role is online, so if you have a few hours a week you can spare to support people find out more

The Log On project is run by Healthwatch Islington and aims to support people as they learn new ways of using their smartphone or tablet to improve their wellbeing and increase their confidence in using the internet. Digital Champions help others to understand the benefits of being online and can spend some time showing them how. They are looking for people who are friendly, patient and are confident using a smartphone, tablet or computer. You don't need to be an absolute expert. 

Blog: Absence from the UK due to Coronavirus and applying to the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS)

If you are a national of the EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland and have been granted Pre-settled Status under the EU Settlement Scheme, absences from the UK could have implications for your status in the UK. Visit Advice and Counselling’s International Advice blog to find out more. 

Mile End Institute (MEI) podcast: The Secret Life of Special Advisers with Peter Cardwell

This week, the MEI podcast welcomes Peter Cardwell, author of The Secret Life of Special Advisers. In conversation with MEI Co-Director Tim Bale, he discusses the different types of special advisers (SpAds) and the relationships between them and the Civil Service, the issue of leaks to the press, the final days of Theresa May’s administration and the most famous (ex) SpAd of the moment, Dominic Cummings. Listen now.