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ASEF Capacity Building Training 2019

ASEF in conjunction with World Access to Higher Education Day

In order to raise global awareness around inequalities in access and success in higher education, the World Access to Higher Education Day aims to catalyse international, regional and local action. By effectuating action at multifarious platforms, the Asia Europe Foundation (ASEF) is hosting a capacity building training in conjunction with WAHED from the 24th November […]

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Jonathan Boston shares cross-cultural insights on sustainability between New Zealand and the UK

Jonathan Boston is a New Zealand academic, professor of policy studies at Victoria University of Wellington, School of Government. His recent research has focussed on the challenge of governing for the long-term in the face of strong presentist tendencies in democratic policy-making. What do you think of the cross-cultural differences, in terms of approaching the […]

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The Edinburgh Climate Strike: the largest climate protest yet sweeps the city

On Friday, 20 September, an estimated 20,000 people gathered in Middle Meadow Walk to join the protest leading up to the parliament, as part of the global strike to demand that politicians and world leaders take immediate and effective action against the climate crisis. A parent told The Student, “We’re helping strike with the students, who […]

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Finding solace in nostalgia when making cross continental journies

I attempt at adjusting myself to a comfortable position in my constricted economy class seat. As I somehow manage to make enough room for my legs and rucksack, I realise that my only source of entertainment for the next twelve hours is a remarkable view of a sea of people, embarking on new beginnings, squirming about […]

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The Student in conversation with Rianna Walcott

Rianna Walcott is an alumnus of the University of Edinburgh currently pursuing her PhD at King’s College London on the formation of black identity within digital spaces. She is an associate editor of an anthology that explores BAME mental health in the UK, The Colour of Madness. Dhruti Chakravarthi, The Student’s Outreach Officer, had the […]

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How does environment impact our mental health?

A scroll through any newsfeed, the quotidian conversations we have with the people around us, a project we have lined up, a skim through mainstream media make us realise how often the information we receive is delineated with traces of information about the tsunami in Central Sulawesi, the floods in Kerala or perhaps just the […]

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The Student’s outreach officer on intersectionality

The Indian Festival of Lights, Diwali, recently celebrated across the world, symbolises the spirit of ‘knowledge over ignorance’. In the burning age of Tumblr and bumper stickers, this symbolisation may seem like a rather common aphorism to come into contact with and discard without giving much thought. However, in an era where the dissemination of […]

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Interview: living with HIV, the dangers of stigma, and the mission to eradicate HIV/AIDS by 2030

The Student speaks to HIV/AIDS activists Kennedy Mwendwa, Michael Nugent, Sarah Mary (name changed to protect identity) and James Cole. Youth Stops AIDS is a youth-led movement campaigning to end AIDS through creative action and deliberation. Each year, the organisation hosts a UK-wide speaker tour to increase awareness through sharing the powerful stories of young […]