20th June 2016 marks World Refugee Day. Here I write on the children living in Aida refugee camp protecting their community, the impact of violence and “Beautiful Resistance” – a philosophy which encourages non-violent expression and the pioneering of life through art. Levels of violence in the West Bank is at its worst since 2006. The… Read More Beautiful Resistance: Reducing the Impact of Violence on Palestine’s Refugee Children
For thirteen months I’ve been preparing to deliver evidence in court. Oct 2014, I published a video of a fight on the tube. Almost overnight, It reached a quarter of a million views. Here’s the part people don’t see when a video goes “viral”. The latter part of that weekend was spent in a police… Read More What you didn’t see.
With increasing numbers of digital platforms available to share information and a myriad of devices upon which people can find it, there is more out there than ever before. In turn this means there is more unverified information available causing problems. This is especially the case when there is an attack on a city unfolding… Read More Is Social Media a Blessing or a Curse? – #ParisAttacks
21st September marks #PeaceDay. We’ve been out in London asking people one simple question: “What has been the proudest moment of your life?” Check out the video here: So why have we been asking this question? Conflict we see in the world, on whatever scale, often stems from people’s own insecurities. So our plan is… Read More VIDEO: Happy International #PeaceDay.
Ending street harassment is now at the forefront of political agendas. And that is why I’m choosing to share this story today. Studying for final year exams was tough. I couldn’t focus during the days or nights. Firstly, by nature, I find it difficult to sit in one place without getting distracted, fidgeting, or getting… Read More The Night I Was Mistaken For A Prostitute
This is going to be long- even by my standards. I have to say a lot of thank yous and those can’t go unsaid. I don’t know where to start. Firstly, late thank you for the birthday wishes. Yes, the 24th June I turned 24! Yikesies. I had a super special day and 24 is… Read More Goodbye City. Hello 24!
I always wondered what it meant to be a “President” and to be a leader. Elections taught me to be led by your members as it is their principles which you will carry through all that you do. So instead of forcing my traits on them and telling them what leader I am, I spent… Read More My “Leadership Issues”
Dear “Anthony Marzouk”, I don’t know who you are. Though I have a suspicion, I don’t know who you are. You hid behind a false name, a false photo and for four months relentlessly made accusations against me. I had just been elected President and at the time I was trying to gain the confidence… Read More Dear “Anthony Marzouk”
Exams aren’t easy! With increased fees comes increased pressure to succeed. And it’s our job at City University London Students’ Union to support our students in whatever way we can. That’s why we have an annual “Keep Calm Study On” campaign to help students during what is one of the most intense times of the… Read More That Time Students Need You The Most…
It’s that time of year. The time everyone is wondering what the new year will bring to them and their loved ones. They’re wondering what their resolution should be- what will make their lives more fulfilled in 2015. They’re reflecting on the year that has just passed- what it has taught them. And they’re sharing these thoughts with the world.… Read More New Year’s Resolutions You Won’t Hear – #HELLO2015
Photography by Ayman Ramsey Al-Juzi and Slice of Simplicity.
Thank you to each and every person who visited our “Knowledge is Power” stall yesterday. Wishes that left on our wishtree were incredibly moving and I hope the day has given some inspiration and motivation. We are gathering up the wishes as we speak and will be posting responses soon! If you would like to… Read More Thank you for visiting us at Cally Festival
I came to find you today. I saw you earlier. That same spot I’ve seen you before. You looked sad this time around. That’s when I knew I had to come back. I just know things ain’t good. In retrospect, I was pretty foolish to expect you to just be still there. But you see,… Read More Dear Leslie
Saturday night I’d reached this point where I realise I’ve not been productive. So around 9.30, I get up to do something. Food shopping. I figure the supermarket will be quiet at this time. I step out the lift and the man who lives downstairs is out. I speak to him on occasions. You can tell he’s a… Read More A Man and Mice