sept 16, Your Move

Dear Freshers

Dear Freshers, If there is one bit of advice I could give any 18 year old who is currently looking at #UniAdvice on Twitter, and joining Whatsapp/Facebook groups with future course mates, it is this: Do not spend your entire 3/4 years achieving a 2:1 while gaining weight, casualy attending a few society events, complaining […]

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sept 16, Your World

Channel 5: Gangland

I remember feeling sceptical when I saw the advert on Channel 5 promoting Gangland: Turf Wars/Murder. My immediate gut feeling was that this will be yet another programme reinforcing negative stereotypes of ethnic minorities; predominantly young, black and poor men mainly from council estates. I was not wrong. Whilst the producer claims that the motive […]

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sept 16, Your Culture

Diaspora Living: Thoughts of going home

It took me a long time to grasp this notion; the notion of what it means to be part of a diasporic people and grasp an understanding of my identity in that regards. However, the Living in the diaspora can often be a ‘conflicting’ experience. On one hand you have adapted to a new culture and […]

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sept 16, Your World

France vs The Burkini

The idea that a woman can be forced to bare more flesh or face being fined sounds extremely ludacris; However, this is the exact conundrum faced by a Muslim woman in France this summer. Born from combing the words ‘burqa’ and ‘bikini’ a burkini is a head to toe bathing suit which enables Muslim women […]

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sept 16, Your Culture

The Wonder Of Wanderlust

  “TRAVEL AND CHANGE OF PLACE IMPART NEW VIGOUR TO THE MIND.” Travelling is one of those things most of us aspire to do, but in reality we don’t do enough. For anyone like me, you’ll have a revolving wish list that grows month after month. One minute you’re soul searching for Yoga retreats in […]

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sept 16, Your Culture

3 Easy Hacks for Maintaining Natural Hair at Uni

Aside from meeting deadlines, being away from home and starting a new life, maintaining natural hair at University can be quite the challenge. In this post I’ll be sharing 3 quick and easy hacks, for naturals at uni who aim to grow and maintain healthy natural hair, even on a Uni budget! Go ‘Al Natural’. […]

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sept 16, Your Culture

Are you British?

Before going to America, I did not really consider myself to be British because I associated Britain with its history of slavery and colonizing other countries alongside more trivial things such as fish and chips or drinking tea. I did not feel as though I really had a place in Europe or anything in common […]

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