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ADLN PHOTO-CAMPAIGN FIRST PLACE WINNER

JORDAN YOHANNES FIELD OF STUDY: LAW INSTA: @JORDANYOHANNES


Tell us about any accomplishments (in or outside of university) in your program field or discipline. I am the President of UKC-EAES, a society dedicated to uplifting and celebrating Ethiopian and Eritrean culture. I am the youngest committee member of Black Women in Law, an organisation headed by Barrister Alexandra Wilson. I was the Commercial Awareness Officer for Kent Student Law Society (as well as Editor of the Advisor). Tell us briefly about any issues on mental health or well-being that you faced. In my first year at University, I struggled. I considered taking a year out and switching universities. I even went as far as writing a personal statement for a University in London as I was worried about future career prospects. I consistently felt as if I was not good enough.

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JORDAN YOHANNES

FIELD OF STUDY: LAW INSTA: @JORDANYOHANNES


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JORDAN YOHANNES Tell us about any concerns you may have on campus related to ADLN's demands which were published in the summer of 2020 I absolutely agree with all of ADLN’s demands. I would appreciate if there was targeted focus for Black/BME students in regards to career opportunities and coaching, particularly for black women.

FIELD OF STUDY: LAW INSTA: @JORDANYOHANNES


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"I ABSOLUTELY AGREE WITH ALL OF ADLN’S DEMANDS. I WOULD APPRECIATE IF THERE WAS TARGETED FOCUS FOR BLACK/BME STUDENTS IN REGARDS TO CAREER OPPORTUNITIES AND COACHING, PARTICULARLY FOR BLACK WOMEN." -JORDAN YOHANNES


ADLN PHOTO-CAMPAIGN SECOND PLACE WINNER

CHARLIN SKEETE FIELD OF STUDY: POLITICS AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS INSTA: @CHARLINSKEETE


Tell us about any accomplishments (in or outside of university) in your program field or discipline. Throughout my university life I have maintained an overall first class distinction in my academics while participating in numerous society & student groups activities: as a member of the Kent Caribbean Union Committee, Afro-Diasporic Legal Network and as the Kent Union’s BAME Network Chair. Along with this I have managed to gain the opportunities of interning at the Barbados Parliament under the Clerk of Parliament as well as interning at the Barbados Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade where I have been able to cultivate my passion for International Affairs outside of the classroom

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CHARLIN SKEETE

FIELD OF STUDY: POLITICS AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS INSTA: @CHARLINSKEETE


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CHARLIN SKEETE Tell us about any concerns you may have on campus related to ADLN's demands which were published in the summer of 2020 I am concerned about the slow and lackadaisical action from the university in response to the demands put forward by students.

FIELD OF STUDY: POLITICS AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS INSTA: @CHARLINSKEETE


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"I AM CONCERNED ABOUT THE SLOW AND LACKADAISICAL ACTION FROM THE UNIVERSITY IN RESPONSE TO THE DEMANDS PUT FORWARD BY STUDENTS." -CHARLIN SKEETE


ADLN PHOTO-CAMPAIGN THIRD PLACE WINNER

DONG MALWAL FIELD OF STUDY: LAW INSTA: @DONG_MD TWITTER: @DONGMD7


Tell us about any accomplishments (in or outside of university) in your program field or discipline. I was recently nominated by the university as exceptionally talented for the Freshfields Stephen Lawrence Scholarship 2020. Although I was not awarded the scholarship, I took up the opportunity to attend a coaching and feedback session where I was given excellent feedback. Following this, I was able to take part in a work placement at Freshfields as well as the opportunity to take part in a mentoring scheme offered to candidates as part of the scheme Tell us briefly about any issues on mental health or well-being that you faced. I have been dealing with stress related issues which have been due to the increased workload during the period of online teaching, particularly with upcoming deadlines and exams. I believe that we have not received adequate support from the university to deal with the issues that students are facing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic

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DONG MALWAL

FIELD OF STUDY: LAW INSTA: @DONG_MD TWIITER: @DONGMD7


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DONG MALWAL Tell us about any concerns you may have on campus related to ADLN's demands which were published in the summer of 2020 I am particularly concerned with the lack of anti-oppression initiatives, training and facilitations. I also believe that the implementation of a physical BME student space would be useful to serve as a community service hub for black students. This would provide greater support for BME students as it would allow staff to gain more of an understanding of issues faced by the black community as well as providing greater support for black students

FIELD OF STUDY: LAW INSTA: @DONG_MD TWIITER: @DONGMD7


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"I BELIEVE THAT WE HAVE NOT RECEIVED ADEQUATE SUPPORT FROM THE UNIVERSITY TO DEAL WITH THE ISSUES THAT STUDENTS ARE FACING AS A RESULT OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC" -DONG MALWAL


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AMIRA YUUNI FIELD OF STUDY: LAW INSTA: @AMIRA_YUUNI


Tell us about any accomplishments (in or outside of university) in your program field or discipline. I got a distinction first year for my Public Law exam. Likewise, I interned at a Law firm in Ghana over Summer 2020 and shadowed a senior partner, and two junior associates who commended my initiative, attitude towards learning and my ability to pick up the practical side of the law quickly.

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AMIRA YUUNI

Tell us about any concerns you may have on campus related to ADLN's demands which were published in the summer of 2020 I am concerned with the campus' lack of diversity and representation of BME counsellors pursuant to demand 10. As someone who reached out to the universities support and well-being centre, I found it hard to use their resources in a way that would truly benefit me due to the lack of representation.

FIELD OF STUDY: LAW INSTA: @AMIRA_YUUNI


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AMIRA YUUNI Tell us briefly about any issues on mental health or well-being that you faced. I have Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) so when I moved to England from South Africa, I struggled to get a prescription for my medication for about 2 years. I was put on a 6-month waitlist to see an ADHD specialist with the NHS before they could give me my medication in the UK. I was never able to get an appointment after the waitlist. Thus, throughout my whole second year, I struggled massively with my academics in terms of organisation, meeting deadlines, and poor academic performance in comparison to years when I’ve received my medication. I failed two modules in my second year and temporarily withdrew to re-sit the modules I failed, so as to not repeat my second year as a whole. I re-sat two exams during summer 2020. ADHD when gone un-treated (especially for someone who has been previously on medication and then suddenly off it) can be really tough to deal with as there are a lot of symptoms that come with it that aren’t commonly known such as, anxiety or depression. These are things I suffered with during my second year.

FIELD OF STUDY: LAW INSTA: @AMIRA_YUUNI


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I WAS PUT ON A 6MONTH WAITLIST TO SEE AN ADHD SPECIALIST WITH THE NHS BEFORE THEY COULD GIVE ME MY MEDICATION IN THE UK. I WAS NEVER ABLE TO GET AN APPOINTMENT AFTER THE WAITLIST -AMIRA YUUNI


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MICHAEL HENRY Tell us about any accomplishments (in or outside of university) in your program field or discipline. My university degree based on programming. In my spare time outside of university I completed an Java course to enhance my coding ability . Tell us briefly about any issues on mental health or well-being that you faced. In my life I’ve experienced difficulties which have effected my well being . This revolves around where I grew up and what I’ve witnessed growing up in a rough part of London . It caused me to to have ptsd to a lot of experiences which still effects me until today . For example I’m always on my guard wherever I go and have serious aura around other males when approached . In addition feel obligated to have a tougher approach to every situation .

FIELD OF STUDY: COMPUTER SCIENCE INSTA: @REDS_LIVING


Tell us about any accomplishments (in or outside of university) in your program field or discipline. Wrote and edited an article on Kenyan activism for the 'Young Reporters Project', an initiative by The Daily Nation, one of Kenya's leading newspapers

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WEMA MUMMA Tell us briefly about any issues on mental health or well-being that you faced. Being the only (or one of less than 5) black student in most of my modules can be an exhausting and isolating experience at times, due to all the race issues that come up, and having to be the one to bring it up Tell us about any concerns you may have on campus related to ADLN's demands which were published in the summer of 2020 I, and some of my friends, have been asking for diversification and decolonisation of the curriculum (as well as university counsellors) since first year, but nothing really happens. I've also been on several society committees, and the University is very performative and doesn't seem to care about our concerns

FIELD OF STUDY: COMPARATIVE LITERATURE AND FILM


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CHANTELLE ONWORDI FIELD OF STUDY: LAW


Tell us about any accomplishments (in or outside of university) in your program field or discipline. I am creating an e-commerce platform showcasing black owned brands in a new, innovate and expressive way to enable people to access these brands with ease. FERTI is trying to revolutionise the retail industry one brand at a time

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CHANTELLE ONWORDI

Tell us briefly about any issues on mental health or well-being that you faced. University has been a very challenging time in my life and the resilience I have had to build in order to complete it on my own without any support. Luckily I have found that you make your own family who help and support you through these struggles

FIELD OF STUDY: LAW


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OLUWAFEYISIKEMI OKUNRINBOYE FIELD OF STUDY: LAW INSTA: @SIKEMI.O


Tell us about any accomplishments (in or outside of university) in your program field or discipline. If 2/3 accomplishments is meant: else I would be happy to clarify on any one 1. Started the petition against the anti-social media bill in Nigeria which has over 117k signatures and was presented at the Public Hearing to the National Assembly in Nigeria. 2. Successfully Lobbied members of the UK Parliament with other ONE Volunteers to invest in GAVI, the vaccine alliance which saves millions of people from dying from preventable diseases. 3. Raised over £400 for MIND, the mental health charity particularly for students

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OLUWAFEYISIKEMI OKUNRINBOYE

Tell us briefly about any issues on mental health or wellbeing that you faced. With the current fundraising I'm doing, the challenge has majorly been physical, and till this I hadn't really experienced the physical really affecting my mental well-being and it might be a bit ironic being that I'm raising money for a mental health charity. In general, it's just very draining sometimes having to continuously defend your humanity or human rights.

FIELD OF STUDY: LAW


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OLUWAFEYISIKEMI OKUNRINBOYE Tell us about any concerns you may have on campus related to ADLN's demands which were published in the summer of 2020 Just the fact that there is no acknowledgement of the reality that racism exists wholly on this campus, which relates to number 3, because without the lack of acknowledgement of its presence, there will be no working towards understanding the systems that work against black students and tackling those students.

FIELD OF STUDY: LAW


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"JUST THE FACT THAT THERE IS NO ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF THE REALITY THAT RACISM EXISTS WHOLLY ON THIS CAMPUS, WHICH RELATES TO NUMBER 3, BECAUSE WITHOUT THE LACK OF ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF ITS PRESENCE, THERE WILL BE NO WORKING TOWARDS UNDERSTANDING THE SYSTEMS THAT WORK AGAINST BLACK STUDENTS AND TACKLING THOSE STUDENTS." -OLUWAFEYISIKEMI OKUNRINBOYE


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BRYAN NEBECHI FIELD OF STUDY: ECONOMICS INSTA: @BRYAN_HMM


Tell us about any accomplishments (in or outside of university) in your program field or discipline. As the fundraiser for the University of Kent basketball team, my team and I raised money £560 for Kobe Bryant's charity (Mamba & Mambacita foundation) and a local charity (Books2Africa). Basketball has played an incremental role in my development and shaping the person I am today. Therefore, I have always desired to enable other Black youths, particularly from disadvantaged backgrounds, to have the same opportunities that I was awarded. Furthermore, I believe that it's incredibly important to create a culture of giving and fundraising within sports. We are in a privileged position to be able to play a sport we love but many young people do not have this privilege. Through fundraising initiatives like these, I have made it my duty to help provide these opportunities for all.

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BRYAN NEBECHI

FIELD OF STUDY: LAW INSTA: @BRYAN_HMM


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LEAH ARTHUR FIELD OF STUDY: LAW INSTA: @LEAHGABRIELL3


Tell us about any accomplishments (in or outside of university) in your program field or discipline. Under ADLN, I created a mentorship programme for black law students at the University of Kent. This scheme aims to ensure that black students are mentored by people who are of a similar background, have the same legal interests and are therefore likely to have had similar experiences as students at Kent. I hope that this programme provides the support system and networking opportunities necessary for students to unlock their full potential.

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LEAH ARTHUR

FIELD OF STUDY: LAW INSTA: @LEAHGABRIELL3


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JEREMIAHB ALFOURTH FIELD OF STUDY: COMPUTER SCIENCE INSTA: @NBAJERE


Tell us about any accomplishments (in or outside of university) in your program field or discipline. Been fortunate to have secured various internships at different companies. Named as as one of the top UK’s top 150 students from African & Caribbean descent published in the Future Leaders magazine

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JEREMIAH BALFOURTH

Tell us briefly about any issues on mental health or well-being that you faced. Pressures of university, lack of support from the University during COVID-19. Financial and personal issues that led to impact on well being

FIELD OF STUDY: COMPUTER SCIENCE INSTA: @NBAJERE


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CHARLOTTE ELYSE MAGUIRE FIELD OF STUDY: ENGLISH AND AMERICAN LITERATURE AND JOURNALISM INSTA: @CHARLIEISAFISH


Tell us about any accomplishments (in or outside of university) in your program field or discipline. I have taken part in many talks and podcasts addressing Racism in the UK and Ireland in the past two years.

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CHARLOTTE ELYSE MAGUIRE Tell us briefly about any issues on mental health or well-being that you faced. I have suffered from anxiety after encounters involving racial discrimination and verbal abuse with authorities and people in public places. This includes being held in a detention center between boarders for over an hour as I was intrusively body searched and my belongings strewn across a table

FIELD OF STUDY: ENGLISH AND AMERICAN LITERATURE AND JOURNALISM INSTA: @CHARLIEISAFISH


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CHARLOTTE ELYSE MAGUIRE Tell us about any concerns you may have on campus related to ADLN's demands which were published in the summer of 2020 A major concern for me on campus is how some professors do not understand or do not know how to approach topics concerning the history of Blackness and the sensitive topics surrounding the subject. It is in the interest of future Black students that the university provides the proper training for professors so they know how to better approach these topics in the classroom and avoid the awkward, insensitive conversations that usually happen that can be upsetting and demoralizing for the Black students in the room

FIELD OF STUDY: ENGLISH AND AMERICAN LITERATURE AND JOURNALISM INSTA: @CHARLIEISAFISH


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"IT IS IN THE INTEREST OF FUTURE BLACK STUDENTS THAT THE UNIVERSITY PROVIDES THE PROPER TRAINING FOR PROFESSORS SO THEY KNOW HOW TO BETTER APPROACH THESE TOPICS IN THE CLASSROOM AND AVOID THE AWKWARD, INSENSITIVE CONVERSATIONS THAT USUALLY HAPPEN THAT CAN BE UPSETTING AND DEMORALIZING FOR THE BLACK STUDENTS IN THE ROOM" -CHARLOTTE ELYSE MAGUIRE


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ANNABEL AMADI FIELD OF STUDY: LAW AND CRIMINOLOGY INSTA: @ANNABEL.AMADI TWITTER: @AMADI_ANNABEL


Tell us about any accomplishments (in or outside of university) in your program field or discipline. I secured a Women's Rights Internship despite my speech problems. I raised awareness of intersectionality within feminism by writing blogs about how White Feminism excludes black women. Due to my hard work, the organisation offered me a permanent job.

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ANNABEL AMADI

Tell us briefly about any issues on mental health or well-being that you faced. I am suffering from stress and anxiety. This is due to the lack of support the Univerity has given during the pandemic.

FIELD OF STUDY: LAW AND CRIMINOLOGY INSTA: @ANNABEL.AMADI TWITTER: @AMADI_ANNABEL


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ANNABEL AMADI Tell us about any concerns you may have on campus related to ADLN's demands which were published in the summer of 2020 Concerning demand number 1, it is paramount for both students and staff member to have a better understanding of black people's issues. Additionally, from what I have seen, there is a lack of knowledge and understanding about covert racism and unconscious bias. To deal with that, there needs to be multiple lectures for all students and staff members to understand and be aware of covert racism and unconscious bias.

FIELD OF STUDY: LAW AND CRIMINOLOGY INSTA: @ANNABEL.AMADI TWITTER: @AMADI_ANNABEL


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"FROM WHAT I HAVE SEEN, THERE IS A LACK OF KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING ABOUT COVERT RACISM AND UNCONSCIOUS BIAS. TO DEAL WITH THAT, THERE NEEDS TO BE MULTIPLE LECTURES FOR ALL STUDENTS AND STAFF MEMBERS TO UNDERSTAND AND BE AWARE OF COVERT RACISM AND UNCONSCIOUS BIAS." -ANNABEL AMADI


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CELINE DA SILVA FIELD OF STUDY: FINANCIAL ECONOMICS WITH ECONOMETRICS INSTA: @CECESOSWEET TWITTER: @CELINEDASILVA21


Tell us about any accomplishments (in or outside of university) in your program field or discipline. I failed a module. This may not seem like an accomplishment but failing showed me that I hated doing it and that driving myself insane trying to master it was only going to bring me distress. It showed me that basing my whole life on the outcome of my academics was a joy killer. And because of that I have more clarity in what I want for my life and where I wanna go moving forward. It made me want to explore other, more creative sides of myself that had nothing to do with academics. From that I've created a YouTube channel and bookstagram, two things that now bring me joy.

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CELINE DA SILVA

FIELD OF STUDY: FINANCIAL ECONOMICS WITH ECONOMETRICS INSTA: @CECESOSWEET TWITTER: @CELINEDASILVA21


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CELINE DA SILVA Tell us briefly about any issues on mental health or well-being that you faced. My mental health has been like a rollercoaster, one day up, another day down and everything inbetween. The past year has been really rough and I am still struggling with how to get handle on things and understand that reaching out for help is sometimes necessary. With everything happening in the world I have really struggled with feeling overwhelmed and like I'm expected to continue to give a 100% in all aspects of my life as thought things are "normal" when that is just not the case. But my mental wellness is a work in progress and despite the many setbacks, something that I strive towards and I will always advocate for others to get the help they need to get there.

FIELD OF STUDY: FINANCIAL ECONOMICS WITH ECONOMETRICS INSTA: @CECESOSWEET TWITTER: @CELINEDASILVA21


Tell us about any concerns you may have on campus related to ADLN's demands which were published in the summer of 2020 Over policing of Black students on campus and the fact that white students are aware of such behaviour. I have witnessed white students threaten black students by saying "they both know who security will actually believe."

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CELINE DA SILVA

FIELD OF STUDY: FINANCIAL ECONOMICS WITH ECONOMETRICS INSTA: @CECESOSWEET TWITTER: @CELINEDASILVA21

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