Volunteering in Africa isn’t a chance for you to live out your Lion King dreams | The Tab

Africa is not your playground.

It has become fashionable recently to put off the seemingly inevitable grad job by ‘volunteering in Africa’, whatever that might mean.

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Samara Linton | Sometimes, safe spaces scare me | Fly.

The idea of safe spaces has stirred up controversy in several academic institutions.

There were rows at both Oxford and Cambridge universities over whether or not to host debates on abortion, the Cambridge Union was asked to withdraw its invitation to Germaine Greer because of her views on transgender issues, and closer to home, FLY, a feminist forum for women of colour at Cambridge University has recently become exclusive to self-identifying BME women. I have heard both sides of the debate. University should be about challenging ideas, controversy and learning. At the same time, people should be able to go to university without feeling traumatised, attacked or marginalised.Read

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“It’s the hinge that squeaks that gets the grease” – Malcolm X: Furthering the mental health discussion in Cambridge | Varsity Online

Nearly 9 in 10 people who experience mental health problems say that they face stigma and discrimination as a result. It is well known that one way to challenge mental health stigma is to talk more openly about it, yet the mental health narrative is very homogenous.

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Samara Linton| What Cambridge has Taught Me about Representation | Fly.

Flashback fifteen years or so and you would find me laughing with my family, frying fish by the riverside. Moving from the Jamaican countryside to inner-city London was a time I could probably write a novel about, but moving from London to Cambridge, a decade later, was an equally defining experience in my life.

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