Nov 18, Your Culture

Policing Of Black Boys In Schools

I’m sure when I say that as a black man I have to face stereotypes, discriminatory practice and racism on a daily basis, this doesn’t come as a surprise. Despite these institutional set backs, over the years, I have been able to adapt my behaviour in order to ‘minimise’ or combat these stereotypes. This skilful […]

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Sept 18, Your Move

Graduate blues

Graduation ceremonies are a celebratory occasion. A pivotal life event where your friends and family come together to celebrate your achievements over the past 3-4 years. It is a day which is often remembered for a lifetime. But what comes after that? It is the first time in many young people’s lives where there is […]

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Your Culture

Make Room For My Name

“It’s difficult to talk about double messages without having a twin tongue.” Audre Lorde, Zami: A New Spelling of My Name I think of this quote from Audre Lorde and wonder why there is very little space for a Black British woman to write herself, moreover, write herself freely without contention. It is not that […]

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Dec 17, Your Move

Patience is a Virtue

This is my gift to you for the festive period Patience is a virtue, is a motto that I have had to learn and put into practise over the last 2 years or so. Since I left university in the summer of 2015, I feel that things have been moving slowly for me. Following the […]

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Sept 17, Your Move

Making the right module choices at university

If you are studying for a degree in the UK, you might get the option of selecting your modules at some point during your University degree. Making module choices is one of the most important decisions you’ll make as a university student, so it is important to think about this decision carefully So here are […]

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Sept 17, Your Culture

Surviving University Without Student Finance

University is said to be the best time of your life, a time your lives transform in many ways but also a time for you to set the foundation for your future. However, for many students in UK University’s it might also be a time of financial hardship which means you will have to support […]

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Jul 17, Your Move

So, What’s Next?

I graduated from an BSc economics degree in July and since then whether I am talking to friends, family, acquaintances or even my doctor the question ‘So, what’s next?’ always seems to come up. Now this in itself is not a bad question, but when you are not too sure or have absolutely no idea […]

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Jun 17, Your Move

Undergrad -> Postgrad

Many people decide to stay on for masters after they finish their undergraduate degrees because they think it will prolong the university experience and the timeframe until they have to start ‘adulting’ properly. However, for myself anyway, this has not been the case! My postgraduate life studying international law, ethics & politics has been very […]

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