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Black History Month in 2019

October is Black History Month in the UK. It’s a month that highlights and celebrates black history, something that isn’t commonplace. It is a time for black people to take […]

Medicine Doesn’t Care About Women

Medicine doesn’t care about women*, and here’s why. Women are less likely to be believed when they see a healthcare professional about symptoms. Women are less likely to be taken […]

Brexit Tyranny (also an election?)

A few things have been happening in parliament recently and unfortunately, much of it is to do with Brexit. Before you all sigh and move on without paying attention, I’m […]

Should QMUL teach students mindfulness techniques?

Student mental health and wellbeing is a conversation that is long overdue. Many universities fail to deal with the ever-mounting pressure on today’s students, however, some people are tackling the […]

Jamal Khashoggi – Freedom of Speech

Jamal Khashoggi was a former Saudi journalist and dissident who was murdered in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey. Although I have only become familiar with Khashoggi after his death, […]

Let’s talk about HIV

It’s pride month so I wanted to take a look at the progress we’ve made and how far our language and attitudes toward HIV/AIDS have come. To do this I’ve […]

Banning Burkas and Burning Bras – What does it mean to be liberated?

The Hijab can mean different things depending on the country and culture, for clarity, when referring to the Hijab I’m talking about a headscarf/head covering, the niqab and burka are […]

Ebola and the DRC

Many of us woke up to the news of an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo. But the World Health Organisation (WHO) have situation reports on the current […]