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What do you owe your parents?

Junaid Ashraf Everything I am today is from their support. For every mile I travelled to a meeting, my mum travelled two miles having to drop me off and… (see more)

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Junaid Ashraf My dad has always told me to be a 'leader'. I didn't really know what it meant, and further to that I didn't think I agreed with it either.… (see more)

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Junaid Ashraf This is an interesting question and it stems from a lack of structured education in my eyes - we're not taught anything about our roots in … (see more)

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Junaid Ashraf Should the *Scottish Parliament* have a quota for BAME/female MSPs? - No. Should political parties be very mindful to put forward candidat… (see more)

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Is scottish-asian identity different to english-asian?
anon (Male, 22, Algeria)

Junaid Ashraf Definitely. There was some research conducted on this a few years ago to prove it, however I will answer this from a personal perspective.… (see more)

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What inspired you to get into politics?
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Junaid Ashraf It was a steady progression from youth work/parliament to mainstream politics. I cut my teeth for politics within a world of youth activism… (see more)

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Junaid Ashraf The difficulties are numerous and many cannot be quantified into enough words such as racial bias and barriers. Sometimes you may do a grea… (see more)

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How to keep your identity in workplace and/or university?
anon (Male, 22, Algeria)

I was wondering how important your identity was for you and how you you made sure that you kept it, when you're constantly surrou… (see more)

Junaid Ashraf Throughout my political journey, from youth parliament to mainstream politics, I have always known my roots and boundaries* so have never f… (see more)

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Maleeha Khawaja Thanks for your question! Very few people who do Maths at undergraduate level go into academia. To give you a little bit of context, I di… (see more)

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How do you write a really good personal statement for maths?
anon (Male, 22, Algeria)

This is a follow-up to my previous question about applying for maths at uni. What do you need to include to show you're passionat… (see more)

Maleeha Khawaja Thanks for the question! It's helpful to mention anything (maths-based) you've done outside of the curriculum. For example, around the ti… (see more)

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Thank you for doing this session. I'm 26 so it's not really relevant to my life at the moment but I was wondering whether in your… (see more)

Maleeha Khawaja Thanks for your question! There are probably some people who are naturally good at Maths. However, from my experience, I don't agree that … (see more)

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What's it like studying maths at uni?
anon (Male, 22, Algeria)

Do you get set a lot of work? Does it get stressful with deadlines and stuff? I really hate writing essays and I'm quite good at … (see more)

Maleeha Khawaja Thanks for your question! I think the experience will vary between different universities,I will try to summarise mine! I did my undergra… (see more)

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What teaching methods work for teaching maths at 13+?
anon (Male, 22, Algeria)

hey - I have a little brother who's in year 8 and he really struggles with maths. he's above average in all of his other subjects… (see more)

Maleeha Khawaja Hey, thanks for your question! There are some really cool online resources (e.g. Khan Academy, Brilliant, Nrich) that you/he could have a … (see more)

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This money is going towards bankrolling the Saudi war against Yemen and maybe we shouldn't contribute towards it

Na'eem Raza Looks like Premier League close to approving Saudi takeover of Newcastle. Money always wins. Always. This is so close to home... What can…

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Na'eem Raza Funny I was discussing this last night and a friend of mine is of the same opnion. Its' a really tough one and I get the sentiment but rem… (see more)

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