Last Thursday; we discovered that Yashika's work may never pay-off and that her dreams may never come to fruition. We were then informed that she would be removed from the life that she had built here and sent back to Mauritius, the very place that her mother had worked so hard to remove her from. Her life here would be ruined and the educational endeavours that she has made, nullified.
A makeup free selfie doesn't raise awareness like reading Cancer Research UK's latest statistics would, and hashtagging #nakedface doesn't exactly provide a crash course in checking for lumps. I do think it's great that young women want to involve themselves in fighting cancer, but in 'stripping bare' to be 'aware', we seem to be likening going makeup free to breast cancer.
Students of colour at Oxford University have launched a picture-led initiative to share the struggles they face on a daily basis at the prestigious institution. The project was inspired by the recent ‘I, too, am Harvard’ initiative, which the founders of the Oxford campaign say "resonated with a sense of communal disaffection that students of colour at Oxford have with the University".
I have never seen so much confusion surrounding a campaign than 'No More Page 3' (NMP3). Yes, I am young and not world weary, but as a supporter of the cause I have certainly grown weary of the misconceptions and the false assumptions about what the organisers are saying. So I propose to tell you exactly what the campaign is NOT...
A university in Wales has set the ultimate honeytrap for prospective students: a year abroad in the Indian Ocean at its new joint Mauritian campus. Aberystwyth University announced it would be opening the new campus, along with launching four new undergraduate degree programmes and one MSc postgraduate programme this September.