Shelagh Gaskill Bursary
Amberhawk is delighted to offer the Shelagh Gaskill Bursary which provides £600 or £350 (depending on the course chosen) towards the cost of legal training in freedom of information and data protection. Both Sue and Chris knew Shelagh for many years and worked with her for far too few of them. The Bursary has been named after Shelagh Gaskill in recognition of the fact that she headed the Pinsent Masons' Information Law team for several years when Sue and Chris were members, and that she was one of the leading lights in data protection in the UK for over two decades.
The Bursary is intended to help and support help charities, hospices, housing associations, voluntary and community organisations which have some very difficult data protection issues to resolve but which have limited resource available to fund the cost of training employees in information law. The Bursary marks Shelagh’s significant contribution to this area of law and her role in championing the rights of individuals. Amberhawk also hopes that the Bursary will help successful applicants to apply their learning and new skills for the benefit of the wider community.
The Bursary gives those who are responsible for information law and who work in these not-for-profit organisations the chance to obtain data protection or freedom of information training by taking the Amberhawk courses at a reduced cost. As well as providing the tools to perform their jobs more effectively, candidates who succeed in the examinations will benefit by acquiring a formal and nationally recognised qualification from the Information Systems Examination Board (ISEB).
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