Iftar: The meal eaten at Sunset

Ramazan Kareem

In the UK, Ramadan ( Ramazan) will take place from the 10th July to the 8th August. According to Quran, the 9th month in the Islamic calender ought to consist of fasting, prayer and charity work. With this being one of the hottest Ramadans the UK has ever experienced, my mission…stay alive What is Ramadan? […]

Speak up for Syria.

Speak up for Syria.

Started by Michael Eavis in 1970, a day after the death of Jimi Hendrix, Glastonbury is the biggest contemporary performing arts festival in the world. Despite Thatcher’s licensing scare in the 70’s, this event has come a long way to unite many people from all walks of life, with around approximately 175,000 attending every year. […]

Glastonbury 2010

Liberation at last.

After a gruelling 27 hours in the library before my last exam, I can happily announce that second year is finally over. Despite the ups and downs, I’ve realised the days of being able to waffle your way through life are coming to an end. Although the time for serious work is slowly edging closer, […]

Ruizhe Yan alongside next years International Officer Anastasia Mamaeva. Photo is courtesy of Viva Fiesta

Global Affairs

Last week at Union Parliament we discussed the suitability of hosting an International student night at Leicester University. For those who don’t know already, we have our very own O2 Academy next door to the Student Union. This has seen the likes of Wiley to Ben Howard, with acts such as Rudimental and Labrinth lined up […]

Oxfam House

Oxfam House

On the 11th of May 2013, after a bowl of coco-pops at 6am, I embarked on a trip to Oxfam House. I am happy to confirm I’ll be part of the campaigning team at ‘Bestival’ this summer (a festival based in the Isle of Wight). Why I chose to travel with National Express again I’ll […]

Maggie T

Maggie T

Considered a hero by some and a villain by many, Margaret Thatcher was a divisive leader that led a very turbulent life. Born in 1925, she recently died on the 8th of April 2013 from a stroke. Reigning from 1979 to 1990, she was the longest serving British Prime Minister of the 20th century.  After graduating with a Chemistry […]

Put the Easter egg down…

Put the Easter egg down…

Easter is a time for new beginnings. I would go into the pagan or ‘Abrahamic’ origins of this festival…but I’m sure we’ll be here for hours. Despite the lingering winter weather, the dawn of spring will eventually transition into summer. Regardless of your religious or political beliefs, with the clocks going forward, this period symbolizes […]

The ‘POLAIR’ Society

The ‘POLAIR’ Society

As the Easter holidays commence, I am glad to announce that the Politics society is merging with International Relations to make…you guessed it: The Politics and International Relations Society (POLAIR). You don’t have to study either of these subjects to join; all you need is enthusiasm and a keen interest in current global affairs. The more […]

Women stand up.

Women stand up.

“Educate a man and you educate a man; educate a women and you educate a generation.” Throughout International Women’s week, I took part in various events within the University aimed raising awareness of the trials and tribulations faced by women worldwide. This Thursday I went to an event called ‘Pie and policy’ that was chaired […]

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