Ilia Phoursa, a former financier turned Defra business analyst, lifts the lid on the importance of analysis in helping shape digital solutions, and how achieving a good work life balance can make all the difference.
To mark Fishing Month Haroon Tariq, from the Defra Digital ‘I Want to Fish’ service team, explains how renewing your rod licence is now easier than ever following the recent automation of the licence expiry notifications process.
Civil Service Live is the key learning and networking event of the calendar for UK civil servants. This year the event moved completely online. Lianne Bailey, a Senior User Researcher in Defra Digital, was one of many who ‘joined’ this week’s two-day virtual event.
Today (14 July) we are proud to be launching our new Defra group sustainable IT strategy.
We've opened our new Earth Observation Data Service to users across Defra. This data has the potential to change our understanding of the environment. Andrew Newman explains how this is working and how we are making this data openly available.
Volunteering has been a release and source of comfort for many during lockdown, both for those volunteering and for those needing help and support.
To mark this year’s Volunteers' Week, one of our user researchers, Chloe Westerman, describes her experiences of volunteering during the past couple of months.
Today is Global Accessibility Awareness Day. When it comes to the web, accessibility means making online content usable by all. It’s a subject close to the Defra content team’s heart.
To coincide with ‘On Air, Online’ - Learning at Work Week, Joya Snowden, Defra Capability Development lead supporting the Digital Data and Technology Services (DDTS) function, tells us how her team has been developing their learning offer to provide options that can be accessed by colleagues working at home.
To mark Stop Food Waste Day Christina Gyles, one of our interaction designers, shares her passion for reducing food waste and her ideas about what more we can all do.
Emi Carmichael from the Ruby Waste Services Team tells us about the success of the Defra Waste Exemptions renewal service which was launched in August.
Emma Cuthbert, Defra content designer, shares her experience of having mild coronavirus symptoms and the impact of the outbreak on her usual working from home routine.