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The Summer of the Apocalypse: June, George Floyd & Black Lives Matter

Thursday the 25th of June marked one month since George Floyd’s tragic death at the hands of the police, on May 25th of this year. It also marked what should have been Tamir Rice’s eighteenth birthday. He was shot by the police when he was twelve years old, for playing with a toy gun. Catalysed […]

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An open letter to the government: fix your immigration plans

My younger sister has never, to my knowledge, displayed a lie on the side of a bus.  She has not yet achieved the dubious feat of making a meeting of adult men and women dutifully chant openly questioned numbers in response to questions about new hospitals, new nurses, new police officers. She did not persuade […]

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Misidentification, Brexit posters and Katy Perry: don’t ever tell me racism is over

I recall telling my father, rather fervently, that, in my defence to pursue English Literature as a degree, that things had changed; we were no longer second class citizens, that everyone was more or less equal now. He laughed, told me I had forgotten my place, and that things had not changed as much as […]

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Belonging: Lost Voices at Coburg House

Hussain Akrad’s art presents a shattered impression of humanity, combining a lurid, dream-like sense of displacement with vividly focused images of a harsh and destructed reality. Currently displayed at Coburg House is his latest collection – Belonging: Lost Voices – which illuminates his experience of conflict and displacement from his home in Darra, Syria. Having […]

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The Conservatives’ plans for immigration are anything but concrete

When it comes to immigration and the upcoming election, the Conservatives have been campaigning for an ‘Australian-style points-based system’, claiming that the implementation of such a policy will get immigration ‘under control.’ Not only that, but Boris Johnson and Home Secretary Priti Patel have made it clear that voting for Labour is a vote for […]

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In conversation with Desa: a Kosovar refugee

In September, the United States lowered the total number of refugees they will be allowing into the country to a 30,000 person cap, the lowest it has been since 1980, and less than one third what it was under the Obama administration. Part of the reason this cap was lowered was to deal with processing […]

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An Evening With an Immigrant

For 14 years, Inua Ellams has been searching for a place to belong. Once enjoying an idyllic upbringing in middle-class Nigeria, the Ellams family found themselves victims of extremism, and following their escape to the UK, were then subjected to racism and unjust immigration laws with their lives drastically changed overnight. In An Evening With an Immigrant, Ellams transforms this traumatic tale into a night of evocative storytelling through a blend of beautiful […]

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The Student interviews MP Stuart McDonald on supporting international students in a post-Brexit world

Stuart McDonald is MP for the Scottish constituencies of Cumbernauld, Kilsyth, and Kirkintilloch East; the Scottish National Party Spokesperson on Immigration, Asylum and Border Control; and serves on the Home Affairs Select Committee in Parliament. On Wednesday, 16 November, McDonald secured a 90 minute debate on immigration rules for international students, after which he shared […]