Ben Ramsdale
Ben is President of Liverpool Hope Students' Union and Music graduate. He campaigns on issues of students, LGBT and Mental Health. Formerly a Labour Parish Councillor for Tupton, Derbyshire, he is passionate about Music, Politics and Comedy.

Entries by Ben Ramsdale

Why I Don't Say: Not All Men

(7) Comments | Posted 27 May 2014 | (00:00)

I used to say it so often. Whenever women would be talking about their perfectly legitimate fears and experiences with men, I'd feel the bile rise up in me. "Hey!" I'd think, "I'm not like that. I've never done that. They're attacking me. They're calling me a [sexist/creepy/rapist]." I'd suddenly...

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Why I'm Supporting National Voter Registration Day

(0) Comments | Posted 3 February 2014 | (12:47)

Whether it's from Russell Brand or someone else there's been a lot of discussion lately not only about whether young people will vote but whether we even should. In a system which seems to constantly let us down, where politicians promise us one thing and then do something else, why...

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My First-Hand Experience of Everyday Sexism

(166) Comments | Posted 5 August 2013 | (00:00)

Leaving Liverpool Pride this weekend I was joined on my walk into town by two samba dancers dressed similarly to the picture above who had joined the march alongside the seemingly standard samba marching band. I was wearing bright-red suspenders and a pride flag as a cape and so couldn't...

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Can't See the Wood for the Fees

(0) Comments | Posted 24 July 2013 | (16:27)

As we head towards the start of the second year under the coalition's new Higher Education funding regime and with A-Level Results day (and the chaos that is clearing) looming on 15 August, universities, politicians and journalists alike are examining the effect on UCAS applications.

The recent focus has been...

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Mental Help on Campus Is a Vital Service for All of Us

(1) Comments | Posted 15 July 2013 | (16:21)

As the President of my Students' Union, and a University Governor, I know more than most the huge financial pressures on Universities right now. With the budget cuts of the Coalition's HE funding policies beginning to really bite, University managers are facing impossible choices about what services they can continue...

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