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Wildlife conservation: How can you make a difference?

Hello, I am Eve and I am part of the summer team at Studenteer. My chosen campaign this summer has focused on the issue of wildlife conservation. In this blog post, I will explain what wildlife conservation is, the importance of it, and ways that you can help! What is wildlife conservation? Wildlife conservation is…

‘Being targeted by the police made me feel less safe in my local community.’: Minorities speak out about their lived experiences with legal enforcement

Many young black males grow up in communities around London, fearing abuse and harassment by the police because of the negative stereotypes placed on them as criminals. For this reason, at times when young black males and police officers do interact, there are altercations and confrontations rather than cooperation and safeguarding. I write today to…

Human rights and the New Plan for Immigration – Part I – seeking asylum

On 24 Mar 2021, the government announced its New Plan for Immigration, which includes a huge overhaul of the asylum system. The plan has the potential to be hugely damaging to the human rights of refugees, and has been criticised by over 200 refugee charities. The plan is vast and contains numerous provisions with potential…

The Syrian refugee crisis and how you can help

Hi, I’m Emma, a human rights and refugees intern at Studenteer this month. I’m writing to give you some information about the Syrian refugee crisis and provide some suggestions for how you can help refugees. During the Arab Spring in 2011, peaceful protests in Syria became violent due to Syrian government repression against protesting civilians….

How is COVID-19 affecting refugees and asylum seekers?

The Covid-19 pandemic has had devastating impacts across the globe. Some of the people who have been severely affected are refugees and asylum seekers. During this catastrophic health crisis, these groups of people seem to have been sidelined and forgotten, which is having crippling effects on their wellbeing. Health The majority of refugees live in…

Feeling anxious with the ease of lockdown?

“Just as it took us time to find ways of coping during lockdown, we should also expect that it will take time to find our way back and to reconnect with life.” From 17th May, all of Scotland is expected to move to level 2 regarding lockdown measures. This means that cafes, pubs, restaurants, shops,…