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Businesses tackle employment inequality with internships for students with disabilities

Leading disability charity, Leonard Cheshire, has joined forces with top businesses for its Change 100 scheme. This will offer paid internships to students and graduates with disabilities in the Summer of 2019. The award-winning internship scheme provides the opportunity to do three months of paid work experience with top employers such as the BBC, Standard […]

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The Consent Collective starts conversations in Edinburgh

Content warning: sexual violence and survivors’ help This past week, the University of Edinburgh welcomed The Consent Collective as part of their commitment to tackling sexual and gender-based violence, in conjunction with the #NoExcuse campaign. The non-profit organisation hosted a series of events at the university to help students and staff to discuss sexual harassment, […]

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Hashtag activism is a new and innovative way to protest

In recent years, ‘hashtag activism’, a term first coined by The Guardian in September 2011 when discussing the role of social media in the Occupy Wall Street protests, has played an increasingly pivotal role in social justice movements. Activists have used hashtags to raise awareness of particular issues, such as #Kony2012 and #BringBackOurGirls, and to […]

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Catered vs. non-catered: is one better than the other?

Choosing your accommodation when starting university is one of the biggest decisions to be made during the application process. Your first-year accommodation is likely to be where your social life is based, your friendships are formed and your future flatmates are found. At most universities, you will have the choice of both catered and self-catered […]