Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Getting student links moving again!

Today I met with Suzan, Tarik and Safia, we spent the morning talking about student links: What they are and how to improve our efficiency at student links. The talk was brilliant, everyone had great ideas and was very involved, Safia wanted to put forward specialist twinning within departments so that law students (for example) would be twinned with law students in the partner university. This is in order for the exchange of ideas and communication to be more relevant. A great idea!

We later set up our stall outside and started many conversations with passer-bys. One person who worked for RSPB (a bird charity) was shocked by the situation and compared it to apartheid South Africa. Many more wandering strangers were curious to know more and one bought a CADFA dvd. We came across a wonderful mixture of people, some who had been to Palestine and were eager to donate money and others who didn't even know where it was on a map but were then equally eager to learn more and buy some products. (The olive oil was a favourite!)

Myself and Tarik went to get a lebanese wrap from a nearby cafe/supermarket called Phoenicia, we both got a lamb kofta, it was lovely but there was so much salad packed into the wrap that it was spilling over. Perhaps they need to invest in bigger wraps...

We then talked with Nandita as a group about the practicality of how to get things in motion and we are all optimistic about what we can do and how we will do it in the coming week. It was mostly lovely to just meet and talk with a great bunch of people who I really look forward to spending time with over the next few months! Hopefully the wheels have been set in motion and there will be more to come soon!

Watch this space!


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