Mariam Amini

Ramadan abroad: a Moroccan experience

Ramadan is a Muslim holy festival where one is expected to fast from sunrise to sunset. It is one of the five pillars of Islam and allows individuals to devote themselves to the month where the Prophet Mohammed received the Quran.   My first time travelling south to Africa, and...
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Posted Jun. 22, 2018

Does travel affect mental well-being?

Exhilarating. Daunting. Liberating. Challenging. All words one can use when describing the act of travelling. All accurate too, at some point. Whether it’s a family holiday, weekend trip with friends, or a more long-term plan that involves living abroad, travel offers something different for everyone. It therefore comes as no...
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Posted May. 18, 2018

The biggest lessons I’ve learnt at Warwick University

First time round, I thought I knew what I was doing. Or at least pretended I did. I strolled through the streets of central London as a newly enrolled King’s College student, channeling confidence but feeling lost. It was less to do with location and more to do with the...
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Posted Aug. 12, 2017

Hate, fear, and faith

An attack carried out in Finsbury Park that killed one and injured 10 marked the fourth successive act of terror in the UK this year, and the first Islamophobic one of this scale. As the West faces a steep increase in the number of attacks carried out by groups claiming...
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Posted Jul. 5, 2017

How late is too late to make a career change?

When you grow up with a mother who still holds the student status, the concept of mature students becomes normality. Whether it is to raise a family, travel, earn some money first or follow more personal goals, there are many reasons for the delay in embarking on the road to...
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Posted Nov. 17, 2016

First year at Warwick: Expectations vs reality

Moving In I don’t think anyone really knew what was going on. Through the traffic of stuffed cars and bustle of newcomers with faces shoved deep into maps, I found Arthur Vick, my new home for the next ten months. My room was bigger than expected – a pleasant surprise!...
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Posted Jun. 22, 2016