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Meet the students: Welfare Officer

Mental health is an important topic to discuss at any time of the year, but for many students it becomes more pressing an issue in exam term. The Junior Parlour Committee includes a JP Welfare Officer who supports students and organises events to relax and de-stress. Amaani Ahmed (2016) is the current JPC welfare officer, and told Kit Smart what being welfare officer involves: What does a JPC Welfare Officer do?  We’re…

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Pembroke Refugee Seminar: Xenophobia, Populism and the Media

On the 27th April, The Pembroke Refugee Seminar, in cooperation with the Masters's Seminar, Pembroke Papers & the Pembroke Politics Society presented a timely discussion on the Xenophobia, Populism, and the media. As expressed by the Dean, who chaired the event, we are faced with both a genuine crisis and a new, emerging type of politics in which the media is central.  The Refugee seminar series is part of Pembroke’s attempt to understand the crisis from a multitude of perspectives and explore the political landscape in which it is taking place. The speakers were the Master, Lord Chris Smith Baron of Finsbury; Jon Smith, who has reported from across the…

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