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PODCAST: Diversity team talks to leading Windrush compensation advisor

Portrait of Martin Levermore, Windrush advisor

The University of Wolverhampton's Equality, Diversity and Inclusion team welcomed a key Windrush compensation advisor to the Diversity Hub D.I.I.verse Studios recently - speaking to him about the 75th anniversary of the Windrush Generation's arrival in the UK in its latest Podcast.

Professor Martin Levermore, MBE, is a distinguished leader in health, education, life science and public service, and is currently serving as Deputy Lieutenant for the West Midlands.  Martin's career spans an impressive range of industries and roles - a testament to his adaptability and multifaceted expertise.

Currently, he is a Visiting Professor for Health, Education, and Life Sciences at Birmingham City University, where he brings his wealth of knowledge to the next generation of students. His entrepreneurial spirit is manifested in his role as the founder and business development director of Medical Devices Technology Limited, a pioneering company specialising in the supply of NHS medical devices and services.

In honour of the 75th anniversary of the Windrush Generation's arrival in the UK, the Home Office has recently appointed Martin as the new Independent Person to advise on the Windrush Compensation Scheme. This appointment signifies Martin's dedication to social justice and acknowledges his substantial contribution to British society.

Join us in this special Windrush edition of our podcast as we delve into the captivating journey of Professor Martin Levermore, a beacon of inspiration, leadership, and unwavering dedication to community service.

Listen to the Podcast.

For more information about diversity, equality and inclusion at the University, check out the website.

The University of Wolverhampton and Windrush Legal Advice Clinic (WLAC) received over £24,000 to raise awareness of the Windrush Schemes in 2022. The University is one of a small number of Law Schools working with the Windrush Clinic and its own Wolverhampton Law School Legal Advice Service to offer free legal advice to those individuals affected by the Windrush Saga.  The grant will cover the Windrush Clinic and pay for artwork to be developed by the University of Wolverhampton School of Arts to promote the national campaign. Read more in this story.

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