Online talk with Faima Bakar of Metro on Thursday June 4th

Faima Bakar, who writes for The Metro, will be discussing The State of Racism and young BAME voices in digital media in an online talk organised by the university's School of European Culture and Languages.

It's on Thursday 4th June at 5.00pm-6.00pm via Zoom.

Measure for measure

Veteran Broadcaster Alistair Stewart resigned earlier this year, following a spat with former political advisor and spokesman for the Institution of Civil Engineers, Martin Shapland, on Twitter. After 40 years in the business, Stewart’s career came to a sorry conclusion.

A gap year at home, where I actually did 'find myself'

I always knew it was writing I wanted to do. As a kid I always had my head in a book and I thought this is what I want to do; the idea that I could write whatever I want, any story that came to mind and I could actually be paid for it seemed too good to be true. When I was younger I always wrote stories, consisting of about 5 or 6 pages so of course I had no idea that being an author was not as simple as coming up with something on the spot, any kind of plot, random characters and any ending I want.

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