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#Vote100: From suffrage to impostor syndrome

#Vote100: From suffrage to impostor syndrome

Activism, Education, Featured, Lifestyle
It has been 100 years since women could legally vote in the UK. To celebrate the centenary of this historic event, Voice of London is here to spread some girl love. Brief History Women were not allowed to vote in the UK up until 1918, which is when The Representation of the People Act was passed. In lights of the Act women above 30 with the required property qualification and all men above 21 were able to vote. While this was a huge step towards equal rights for women, it was only a stepping stone. There were two groups who fought for women’s rights. The ‘suffragists’ campaigned with peaceful methods such as lobbying, while the ‘suffragettes’ used more powerful, sometimes even illegal and violent protests to fight for equal voting rights for women. Their continuous fight resulted in
Are University advisors beneficial?

Are University advisors beneficial?

Education, Investigations, Specials, University
Does having University advisors on hand in college or sixth form help to get students into top-tier universities? Speaking to some students in London we asked them their thoughts on university advisors. Queen Mary University student, Shabnam Khalafi, told The Voice of London: "I didn't have an advisor, it was just our form tutor or class teachers, I think it would have helped to have one."  She told us that going to a public sixth form they didn't have someone to focus on the students individually and the help from form tutors "wasn't focused enough on our needs." City University student, Mr B (who wished to remain anonymous), told us that although his private college did not have an advisors position ready at hand,  they did "have special classes dedicated to help you with in
Cheater cheater essay writer

Cheater cheater essay writer

Education, Have you heard, Lifestyle, Technology, University
Essay writing agencies may seem like a beacon of hope in the darkness of deadlines, but are they really bringing you towards the light? After a BBC investigation revealed that there were many videos breaching the company’s rules, Youtube has begun removing ‘essay writing services’ videos — particularly ones that promise plagiarism-free essays. How are students finding and using these services, and what are the consequences they face when they are caught by their academic institutions? According to the BBC, Facebook and Google have been asked by a regulator to end their income from advertising these businesses. This is a rising problem, because not only are the videos offering writing services, but there are also other writing agencies who contact students personally or post on
Opening a can of worms: what idioms mean

Opening a can of worms: what idioms mean

Education, Featured, Language, Lifestyle
Idioms are a dime a dozen when it comes to the English language. But what do they even mean? Well, we’ll cross that bridge when we get to it. If you grew up speaking English, chances are you’ve heard people around you using idioms and sayings regularly. But many of these make no sense when you think about it. Where did these crazy sayings come from? We’ve taken a look at 10 idiomatic sayings and where they came from. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MzVnpAOQiuY (Music: bensound.com) 1. See a man about a horse/dog: The first usage of this phrase can be seen in an 1866 play by Dion Boucicault called Flying Scud. And since its conception, the phrase has kept the same meaning but been used in different contexts. For example: during American prohibition, it was used to excuse oneself
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