TWO BULLETS: THE CALL FOR A GLOBAL ARMS TREATY

At the Exeter Amnesty Alternative Student Conference, we were shown two bullets. As dangerous a single bullet can be, they seemed small in comparison to all the weapons in the world. What harm can two bullets do? We were then told something startling. That for every single person on the globe right now, there are... Continue Reading →

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IN DEFENCE OF HUMAN DIGNITY

We at Amnesty International Society of Exeter University stand in strong solidarity with the Egyptian people: you all stand not alone in your cry for justice, in your struggle for free and fair elections to bring into being a democratic government. With the deepest impression of the revolution vividly experienced in the media, by eye... Continue Reading →

THE RIGHT TO EDUCATION

We all know that the trebling of university tuition fees has sparked anger, riots and a decline in university applications amongst current and prospective students but what does it mean in terms of human rights? The £9,000 cap is preposterous and has implications of extreme long-term debt for students starting university in autumn 2012 and... Continue Reading →

PROJECT THIKA

Be the Change’s ‘Project Thika’ is a project seeking to create positive change in the lives and futures of vulnerable and neglected children in Kenya. It is a volunteering project, which will work directly with Action for Children in Conflict (AfCiC) in Thika, Kenya. AfCiC is a charity organisation based in the United Kingdom and... Continue Reading →

AMNESTY ALTERNATIVE CONFRENCE

On the 16th of November we piloted the first Amnesty Alternative Conference. The idea was to give everyone the opportunity to experience some of what happened in the previous week’s National Student Conference. Sponsored by Teach First, the Alternative Conference opened with an interactive skills session focused on effective communication techniques. Exeter’s Teach First Graduate... Continue Reading →

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