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Sumia Jaama I lived at home for underad as the programme I wanted to do was only available in London but also as a young muslim woman it didn't dawn … (see more)

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Sumia Jaama I think it differs from one organisation to another but this tends to range from offering/managing suppliers for teacher training, writing … (see more)

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Sumia Jaama I moved to Rotterdam for a number of reasons, primarily though for a better work/life/health balance. I've been in London for most of my li… (see more)

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Did they let you in? Did you have to go into quarantine when you got there? What was the vibe?

anon (United Kingdom) My mum and I had to go to Sweden mid-July to see my brother who got married out there. Sweden isn't on the travel corridor list so the offi… (see more)

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I’ve been saying for the longest I want to get into coding. However I don’t really know where to begin

Omar First of all, let me just apologise because I did not see this question at all. I honestly missed it, so apologies about that. I was first… (see more)

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Our laser printer has run out of ink and I'm tired of forking out £100 quit for HP cartridges. Apparently you can get non-brand i… (see more)

Faduma Elmi We get them. They're just as good as the HP ones at a fraction of the price. Laser ink is a con

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How to create animated videos

Assalamu alaikum everyone, I'd like find some pointers on how to start creating animated videos or popular/recommended online … (see more)

Mohammad Abdulkadir It depends on the style you're going for but we did a video recording with actual drawings on paper, then combined that with a soundtrack a… (see more)

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AR Jama From my experience, there's a few ways of going about this. I'll try and order them in terms of cost. 1. Pay an animator. Find someone on … (see more)

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Help with council housing
anon (Custom)

I'm a single mother with a babyand have been waiting for my council to look at my application for housing for months now. It's no… (see more)

anon (Female, 23, United Kingdom) Sorry for the late reply. I just saw this. So basically I think you can spend years on the waiting list but the only way to really get ahea… (see more)

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anon (Custom) Wsalam sis thanks for the reply. It really has been stressful and it wouldn't be a lie to say that tensions have been high. Since I've alre… (see more)

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How do you think journalism will change in the next 10 years?
anon (Female, 23, United Kingdom)

Are there any good technical skills you'd recommend to stay ahead of the game?

Fahima Journalism evolved over the past 7 years, with digital journalism taking over print and TV and I think it will keep evolving to keep up wit…

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What does your working day look like at BBC?
anon (Female, 23, United Kingdom)

Fahima It is really competitive to get a job in there but once you get in and have a continuous contract, it is an amazing place to work in, you g…

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Why did you get into journalism?
anon (Female, 23, United Kingdom)

would you recommend it as a career?

Fahima I did a film making degree in kingstons university, which the reason I'm a video editor and then decided to be a freelance journalist a cou…

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Student related question
Anonymous

Hey Jama glad to see your new platform. i actually used to ask questions on ur cc when i needed help as a student at an underg… (see more)

AR Jama Hey!! Congrats on graduating uni! :) Well done. In terms of postgrad studies, if you're doing a masters, most unis will actually split up … (see more)

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Getting a council house in London
Anonymous

"Salam. I have a friend who lives in rented accommodation in Whitechapel with his parents and younger brothers. Because of corona… (see more)

Ibs I'm sorry to hear that. The best thing to do for them is to contact their local council - they're likely to have more luck by going to the … (see more)

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Why did you choose to become an actuary?
Anonymous

Would you recommend it as a career?

Ibs Simple; money. I started off thinking I wanted to be an Architect, and began an undergraduate in Architecture which I left after around 5 m… (see more)

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is it possible to swap council houses?
Anonymous

Ibs I believe so, yes, or atleast that's how it used to be. That is how we moved into my council estate back in 97/98; we swapped houses with a…

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