MERS-BODJAR: An empowerment project run developed by women of Guinea-Bissau

By Ana Dju, MSc African Politics Mers-Bodjar, a rural project in Guinea-Bissau has empowered women of the Biombo region by providing economic security, which is the most effective way women of the region can experience personal-autonomy. Although Bissau-Guinean laws do not explicitly exclude women, they do nothing to disrupt the structural violence perpetuated by gendered […]

New Experiences – Teaching English in China

By Eleanor Hutson, 3rd Year Chinese (modern language and classical literature) Teaching English in a foreign country was not something I had given much thought to until last summer when I was scouring for new job experiences and internships. So what made me decide on an internship teaching English in China? Applying to “Teach English […]

Film Review: Facing the Dragon – The Women Behind the Resistance

Hana Qureshi, BA World Philosophies  ‘Facing the Dragon’ is a documentary film – directed, filmed and produced by Sedika Mojadidi – which follows the stories of two women, Nilofar Ibrahami and Shakila Ebrhaimkhel. Their journeys face no shortage of obstacles as they grapple with the hardships of war, their family’s security and being advocates of […]

TOP 4 Biggest Student Union Election Controversies

Amaani Master, BA International Relations (Full list is available to watch via our website and YouTube channel) 2015 Co-President for Activities and Events Disqualification One of the candidates (Juned Khan) running for this position overspent on the £30 allowance. He had submitted a receipt for £15 for large number of photocopies, which turns out couldn’t […]