AFRO-NUGGETS WITH CHI

THE MUSLIM WOMEN’S RIGHT ACTIVIST- NANA ASMA’U “Women, a warning. Leave not your homes without a good reason. You may go out to get food or to seek education. In Islam it is a religious duty to seek knowledge. Women may leave their homes freely for this.”  The above quote is not from a twenty-first…

The Ooni of Ife.

If you’re familiar with Nigerian history at all, chances are that you’ve heard of Oduduwa, the first Ooni of Ife. Oduduwa is revered by many as the father of all Yoruba people. By establishing the Kingdom of Ife, Oduduwa created the first notable Yoruba kingdom in history. His exploits were so legendary that following his…

Us.

We are a generation burdened with problems we inherited. Resisting plasticity and conformity. A generation refusing to make a legacy of failure and mundane lifestyle. Delighting in adventure; dwelling the uncharted lands of creativity. Defying whatever odds nature and science set: pushing the boundaries to their furthest limits and then breaking them because we must….

ACS Sheffield Goes Abroad: Adain Bailey

Thinking about going abroad as part of your degree? Or not even considered it? Hear what our very own Adain Bailey had to say about why she is studying abroad this year! “For reasons unbeknownst to me now, back in 6th form I had a strong desire to either be fluent in French or come close…

30 THINGS I WISH I KNEW BEFORE I STARTED UNIVERSITY

“Make effort with your course mates at the beginning of the year with all the socials, otherwise you just fall into the habit of walking into your lectures, talking to no one, then just walking out, lol.” “I wish I’d not been so naïve in first year. I thought I knew myself well enough to…

ACS Sheffield Alumni: Taking the next step.

Q & A with Marc Eyram Agagah (ACS Sheffield President 2013/14) What did you study? Aerospace Engineering How would you describe your experience at the University of Sheffield? Interesting. Living in another part of the country changes your perspective on things and opens your mind. What was it like being an ACS president? Painful! Yet rewarding….

Mental illness is indiscriminate: don’t suffer in silence

The stigma on mental ill health is higher among the African and Caribbean community than any other ethnic group worldwide. When 1 in 4 of us in the UK will suffer from mental illness at some point in our lifetimes, and around two million people living here come from African or Caribbean backgrounds, it is…

A short message from the 2015/2016 ACS president

My time as the ACS Sheffield President was really a time to remember. I had the privilege of working with a group of committee members that became family. We were all friends and campaigned for our various posts together so it was quite exciting when we were assigned those various positions. It was also very…

What does Brexit mean for people of colour and foreigners?

It has been a month since Britain made the momentous decision to leave the EU. This one-month period has been strange, nothing big has really happened but people still wait in anticipation for the actual departure, right now we are sort of in a limbo stage. It seems as if the hype and hysteria that occurred after the…