Clara Maciver
Clara is an International Relations student at Birmingham University with a keen interest in journalism.

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No Safe Space for Dissent: Iran Continues Crackdown on Student Activists

(0) Comments | Posted 25 February 2015 | (21:37)

Atena Faraghdani was arrested in September. An Iranian Artist, Student and Civil Rights Activist, Atena was summoned to court on 10th January to face charges of 'propaganda against the regime, undermining national security, and insulting members of parliament by depicting them in cartoons.' After questioning, the charges of 'insulting the...

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Vive La Revolution! : Why Are French Students Taking to the Streets?

(0) Comments | Posted 18 February 2014 | (13:43)

Europe's youth are up in arms. Recently, my beloved Birmingham University played host to a national anti-cuts demonstration organised by student activist group Defend Education. 14 students were arrested, the Great Hall was (sort of) occupied and poor Old Joe (Brum's impressive clock tower in the middle of...

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Five Good Reasons to Study Abroad

(1) Comments | Posted 17 January 2014 | (23:00)

I would be lying if I said that back in September; I was thrilled about leaving my uni bubble in Birmingham and embarking on my year abroad in France. I spent hours compiling pros and cons lists concerning staying or going. I didn't want to leave my boyfriend, my family...

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