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Aston University has received a £120,000 commitment to help tackle the digital divide with a new scholarship scheme.

The donation is part of The Access Foundation’s new grant-making programme, which has recently awarded £269,000 to organisations across the UK. According to the Social Mobility Commission’s State of the Nation Report 2021, when the pandemic hit in March 2020 the poorest households were found to be excluded from the digital world.

Severn Trent has launched Wavemakers, a brand-new annual ideas challenge that’s seeking to nurture talents and create innovation in the community.

The project, that’s been especially created to find unique and innovative ideas in the world of water, will turn to local talent to help develop new ideas that could be rolled out across the Midlands.

In 2020, the statue of slave trader Edward Colston was pulled down and rolled into the water at Bristol's docks. The protest came at the height of anti-racist demonstrations across the UK after the death of George Floyd in the US.

It gave an added impetus to efforts of schools in the city to address the past and its impact in the present. A network of history teachers came together to write and publish a book about Bristol's involvement in the slave trade.

Students of the future are aiming high after an inspirational visit to one of the world’s most prestigious universities.

A total of 34 primary schoolchildren from West Cumbria were given the rare opportunity of presenting their work to students and lecturers at the University of Oxford’s Jesus College, whilst also being treated to lectures on campus.

A Wolverhampton primary school has been named School of the Year at the Your UK Parliament Awards after launching a campaign to get defibrillators into all schools in the city.

SS Peter and Paul Catholic Primary Academy in Whitmore Reans has been raising awareness of the importance of defibrillators since the collapse of Danish footballer Christian Eriksen at the European Championships last summer, which shocked Year 6 pupils.

Strengthening its commitment to Net-Zero, the University Of Warwick has added Liftango’s Climate-Positive Carpooling services to its sustainable transport initiatives.

Part of Liftango’s commitment to sustainability includes offsetting all carbon emissions from every carpool trip. The initiative aims to improve access to shared transport, giving staff and students a sustainable way to travel to and from campus.