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21st September 2020 Belgrade, Serbia

Sian MacLeod

by Sian MacLeod

UK Ambassador to Serbia

The Online Diplomat

Sian MacLeod

I was recently asked to open a conference on communications. Because of the public health situation the conference was held virtually, that is  to say, online. It’s a dangerous thing to be an amateur opening a conference of professionals. To do so using their own medium was, to use typically British irony, ‘courageous’. I realised […]

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12th March 2020 London, UK

Nina Forgwe

Political and Programmes Officer, Cameroon

Nina Forgwe: Success, what success?

As part of our Women’s History Month campaign, #RedefiningSuccess, we have asked our colleagues from across the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to share what success means to them. Here, Nina Forgwe shares her definition. Success, what success? I come from a family where my siblings and I are all university educated. I have travelled the […]

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7th February 2020 United Kingdom

Sheak

Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) Apprentice

Sheak: a day in the life of a Foreign Office apprentice

Sheak is a Level 3 Business Administration Apprentice, working in the Legal Department at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO). My typical day at the Foreign Office My day starts in my office in the Legal Department. My colleagues are mostly International Lawyers working on Human Rights. They’re a great bunch who work extremely hard […]

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7th February 2020 United Kingdom

Molly

Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) Apprentice

Molly: a day in the life of a Foreign Office apprentice

Molly is a Level 3 HR Support Apprentice, working in the Finance Directorate at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO). My typical day at the Foreign Office A typical day in the office for me is working with my team to help get our officers overseas. This can range from liaising with our freight contractors […]

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5th February 2020 United Kingdom

Simon

Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) Apprentice Graduate

Simon: a day in the life of a Foreign Office apprentice

Simon is a Level 3 Business Administration Apprentice graduate. After completing his apprenticeship, he now works in a geographical team at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO). My typical day at the Foreign Office I work in a geographical department that is responsible for managing the UK’s relationships with 3 European countries. My role is […]

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3rd February 2020 United Kingdom

Katie

Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) Apprentice

Katie: a day in the life of a Foreign Office apprentice

Katie is a Level 3 Business Administration Apprentice, working in the Project Task Force at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO). My typical day at the Foreign Office I don’t think there is a typical day at the Foreign Office! I am based within the PTF (Projects Task Force). We work on time-limited projects on […]

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11th October 2018 Geneva, Switzerland

Aidan Liddle

by Aidan Liddle

UK Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the Conference on Disarmament

Disarmament in Geneva: first impressions

I arrived at the UK Mission in Geneva at the end of July to take up my new post as Permanent Representative to the Conference on Disarmament (CD). With my first session of the CD behind me, and before heading to New York for the UN General Assembly First Committee, I’ve been reflecting on my […]

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5th October 2018 London,UK

Paul Brummell

by Paul Brummell

Head of Soft Power and External Affairs Department, Communication Directorate

Open House

Now on its 27th edition, the Open House London weekend is a celebration of this great city, and above all of its bricks and mortar. The focus is both on the new arrivals on the London skyline and on understanding and appreciating the histories of the older buildings which make up its complex urban fabric. […]

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21st September 2018

Susan Scott

Filmmaker

World Rhino Day – Journey into the Rhino Horn War

The South African duo who risked EVERYTHING to film the illegal trade in rhino horn in Africa and Asia South African filmmakers Susan Scott and Bonne de Bod sold their homes and moved back in with their parents to undertake a dangerous three-year-long investigation into the murky underground world of the illegal trade in rhino […]

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7th August 2018 London, UK

Robin Grimes

by Robin Grimes

Former FCO Chief Scientific Adviser

Does sex make you smarter?

As a blog title this is shamefully attention grabbing. But you are now reading. Actually this is my last blog as Chief Scientific Adviser (CSA) and I want to briefly review my five and a half years with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. But honestly, the title is relevant as you will see if you […]

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About FCDO Outreach

The FCDO is doing more to promote its work to a wider audience, engaging with people to inform others about the work that we do and inspire them to think…

The FCDO is doing more to promote its work to a wider audience, engaging with people to inform others about the work that we do and inspire them to think about a career with us or work with us in other ways.

This blog is designed to capture a lot of the wide ranging work that we are doing across the office to engage people with the FCdO and its impacts. We welcome blogs from staff who have participated in or organised any event to engage people in the work that we do.

We also welcome blogs from the participants of these events on opinions about the impact and usefulness of them.

If you would like to blog please send an email digitalcontent@fco.gov.uk

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