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Travelling Towards Education

Using education as a way to develop positive relationships between Gypsies and Travellers and the local settled community.

 by Janie Codona MBE

 Wednesday 4 March 2015, 6pm

Hugh Aston Building, De Montfort University

In recognition of International Women’s Day, De Montfort University would like to invite you to a talk by Janie Codona MBE.  Janie will look at how living a nomadic lifestyle can impact on education and employment choices – exploring the positives and negatives of her own learning journey.  For more information on the talk please follow this link

Janie is a former CRE Commissioner and member of the Government Task Force on Enforcement and Accommodation for Gypsy and Travellers. Janie has over 25 years’ experience of supporting and helping Travellers both in a paid and voluntary capacity. Janie was awarded an MBE for work supporting Gypsy and Travellers

The talk will start at 6pm prompt with tea and coffee being served from 5.30pm in the Hugh Aston Atrium. There will be a drinks reception after the talk from 7pm.

If you would like to attend please contact the Events Office on (0116) 250 6376 or email on, indicating any special access requirements you may have.