Rima Amin

Freelance Journalist. Founder of OfficeCute.org

Rima Amin is a London based freelance journalist who seeks to write about almost anything and everything. She is the creator and author of Slice of Simplicity. As well as blogging here, she has a blog on the Independent.

Currently a journalism student at City University, Rima has also been elected onto the committee for NUS Black Students Campaign and is 2010-2012. The campaign seeks for equality, peace and justice. She attends and is a speaker for anti-war and anti-racism demonstrations as well as conferences.
2016: It's Time to Bring

2016: It's Time to Bring "Mx" to Offices

Honorifics are problematic for people outside of gender binary, those who self-define as neither woman or man, or both. Not fitting into these boxes can leave them feeling that they don't quite belong.
12/01/2016 15:21 GMT
Would You Send This to Your

Would You Send This to Your Boss?

It's quite scary that the systematic 9-5 culture is so deeply ingrained that we don't even consider change. If we really wish to improve the way we work, our patterns and ideas should be constantly evolving.
24/09/2015 11:35 BST
Facebook's

Facebook's "Dislike" Button Rejected But How About This?

Reports of Facebook's announcement to trial a "Dislike" button has sparked waves of debate today. Whilst some are excited, the risks surrounding cyberbullying have outlined why it's not such a great idea. Facebook already, in my opinion has some work to do around it's reporting mechanisms.
21/09/2015 13:18 BST
Warning to New University Students - False Facebook

Warning to New University Students - False Facebook Groups

New students throughout the UK are being drawn to Facebook groups they believe are run by their universities and students' unions. They are not -these groups are often run by external event promoters seeking to gain ticket sales to club events they have organised. Along with the name, some are also using the university's official branding to deceive students.
10/09/2014 11:15 BST
Conformed to the Ice, Rice, Rubble Bucket

Conformed to the Ice, Rice, Rubble Bucket Challenge?

"Those doing the "Ice Bucket Challenge" are just trying to fit in." - These are the words of critiques. But if this raising awareness and donating to charity is becoming a trend - Why wouldn't people want to be part of that and why would should they receive criticism for doing so?
27/08/2014 15:49 BST
A Warning to Muslims This

A Warning to Muslims This Ramadan

Giving to those less fortunate is an important aspect of Islamic life especially during the holy month of Ramadan. New research hows Muslims give the most to those in need. Such generosity must embraced but also met with awareness of precisely where that money is going.
30/07/2013 13:03 BST
A Heterosexual Hindu's First London Pride and UK Black

A Heterosexual Hindu's First London Pride and UK Black Pride

Baker Street was bustling. This is where the march began. The vibrance and colour like no other. The unity displayed was wide-ranging. From almost every institution, age-group, faith group etc, there were representatives showing solidarity.
02/07/2013 11:06 BST
End World Hunger: Simple

End World Hunger: Simple Steps

I dream of the day my child asks: What was starvation? The dream is within reach: we can be the generation to end hunger. But we have to do a few things to get there, simple things...
13/06/2013 16:05 BST
Petition Launched to Stop UNITE Forcing Students Out of Pre-Paid

Petition Launched to Stop UNITE Forcing Students Out of Pre-Paid Flats

Residents at Woodland Court UNITE student accommodation have been told they must vacate their rooms during summer despite holding a signed tenancy contract to have the room until September. A petition has been launched in support of students wishing to stay in their rooms.
09/05/2013 13:26 BST
Ding Dong Thatcher's Gone - Should I

Ding Dong Thatcher's Gone - Should I Celebrate?

I understand why people are angry by the woman who favoured functional inequalities and believed it to be a necessity for a dynamic economy as she cared little for those consequently suffering.
18/04/2013 11:01 BST
Why Should You Care About Independent

Why Should You Care About Independent Midwifery?

Independent midwifery is an option that allows women to have their children at home - where they feel safe and secure. Whilst the NHS provides this service, it would not be possible for every woman to have this option without independent midwives.
25/03/2013 20:11 GMT
Leveson: What Will the Report Mean to UK's Journalism

Leveson: What Will the Report Mean to UK's Journalism Industry?

Anticipation is growing among journalists, lawyers and regulators to what Lord Leveson will recommend to revive media ethics within the damaged reputation of the British press. The Leveson Inquiry has been ongoing since July 2011 and the report is due this Thursday.
27/11/2012 15:39 GMT