On July 1st, members and friends of the Birkbeck Students’ Union had the wonderful honour and privilege to take part in the London Pride Parade. This parade marked 51 years since the first march for LGBT+ rights in London, in 1972. This year’s theme was “Never March Alone” in support of the trans and non-binary community.
22nd June marks National Windrush Day, and 2023 marks the 75th anniversary of the HMT Empire Windrush arriving in Britain on 22 June 1948. Ikenna Okoye-Ahaneku, Black Student's Liberation Officer, highlights five Black Caribbean people who have inspired him by making a difference in the UK.
exams, socialising, money struggles (I mean we are in a cozzie livs right now). Not to mention the very real mental health difficulties that as many as 4 out of 5 students are impacted by; including stress, anxiety, low mood or depression, and eating disorders, to name a few.
The 9th of March is University Mental Health Day.
For the occasion, we have written an article with a few tips on what you can do to keep/improve your mental wellbeing.
If you’re a student at Birkbeck who identifies with the LGBTQ+ community but you don’t feel comfortable “coming out” with your gender or sexual orientation, then here are some kind words of affirmation to show support to you on your journey.
You’re not alone!
There are many people in the same position as you.