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Vicky Chan

Sports enthusiast, feminist, student

Second going into third year BASc Arts & Sciences student at UCL currently interning at Huffington Post. Originally from Hong Kong and enjoying my days in London. Proud captain of Varsity-winning women's rugby team and love most things avocado related.

England Students Secure Impressive Win Over Portugal XV

England Students sealed a 32-16 victory over Portugal XV in rugby union, with 17 newly capped players on Saturday 24th of January in Lisbon. "We are all pleased we got the win," England Students Head Coach Aaron James said. "They've worked hard all week for it, and I'm pleased they got the result."
28/01/2015 12:51 GMT

In Restrospect, Notting Hill Carnival Was Actually Quite Disappointing

Houses boarded up, a mixture of soggy bits of paper, puke and cigarette butts carpeting the streets, people in all kinds of bad states passed out in shop fronts if they were lucky... That's the sight I was met with when I arrived at the Notting Hill Carnival in the early afternoon of Bank Holiday Monday.
27/08/2014 16:57 BST

What the England Women's Rugby Team Can Teach Us About Life

England Women came home on Monday after beating Canada 21-9 in the World Cup Final... Their victory has been hailed as a giant step forwards for women in sport, especially for women's rugby in England. Here are three lessons we can all learn from the England Women's Rugby team...
20/08/2014 17:06 BST

England's World Cup Hopes Will Be Put to the Test by Ireland

England will face Ireland in the Women's Rugby World Cup semi-final on Wednesday 13 August. Some might brush off Ireland and predict an easy English victory, however with the unpredictable twists and turns the tournament has taken so far, it won't be so black and white with who proceeds to the final on Sunday 17 August.
11/08/2014 16:48 BST

Women's Rugby World Cup 2014: A Realistic Chance for English Sporting Glory

England have featured in 5 of the 6 tightly contested Women's Rugby World Cup finals since its inauguration in 1991, being named champions just once in 1994... England haven't had a very happy summer of sport, and England Women's Rugby stand a good chance at grasping international glory in the coming weeks.
30/07/2014 16:47 BST

'Sluts' vs. 'Lads': Women Want Sex Just as Much as Men Do

We're well into the 21st Century - monogamy should no longer be the unspoken rule. Isn't it time for everyone to openly admit that not just men have sexual desires? Women who begin Tinder exchanges are probably more common than you think (it's not just straight white boys). What's the point in being coy and not saying what we really want to say?
22/07/2014 17:12 BST

No, I Don't Want to Feel Your Flaccid Penis Against My Backside

A couple of months ago, I was sexually assaulted... I was so completely grossed out. I turned around and started shouting things at him. I didn't care if he would yell back or physically assault me further, I was so furious and disgusted that anyone would feel that they could do that to someone.
09/07/2014 17:12 BST

I Don't Get the #Selfie Phenomenon

No one cares about your new clicky pen or the three friends you're currently hanging out with. Taking a selfie with it/them and hashtagging the damn photo doesn't make it more interesting. Can we just go back to appreciating proper group photos where you can actually see everyone's faces?
06/07/2014 22:59 BST

Three Best Pieces of Advice for Anyone of Any Age

Do what you love. Even if no one advises you to do it, do it... Don't know what you love? Love an infinite list of things? Do it all! ... If you're worried about looking 'lame' or 'nerdy', don't worry - I've been there.
04/07/2014 17:07 BST

Nine Years Later, I Finally Received My Hogwarts Letter

It was my second day as a HuffPo intern... I noticed an owl flutter past the window with a letter clutched in its beak. An owl?! During day time?! In Central London?! What more, the letter was addressed to me, 'Miss Vicky Chan, Desk by the Kitchen, Capper Street, London'.
04/07/2014 10:45 BST