My reflections on the party conferences

  Over the past two weeks I was given the opportunity to go to the Labour Party Conference in Brighton and the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester. Overall, it was a good experience to be surrounded by MPs and ministers both in the Cabinet and the Shadow Cabinet to get…

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#mincepiefriday – Mariam’s blog

The following blog is from Let Us Learn campaigner Mariam. Here she describes the latest stage of our #younggiftedandblocked scholarships campaign, #mincepiefriday, held on Friday 2nd December 2016.     The day started off with everyone coming together with big smiles on their faces. It was action day! We were…

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#younggiftedandblocked – Tashi’s blog

The following blog is from Tashi Tahir. Tashi was born in Pakistan and brought to Scotland when she was 8 years old. Here she describes why she wanted to help Let Us Learn and how she produced our new short film, soon to be launched as part of our #younggiftedandblocked…

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United We Deam Congress 2016 – Tosin’s blog

The following blog is from Let Us Learn campaigner, Tosin Lawal. Here Tosin describes his experience at the United We Dream (UWD) national congress in Houston, Texas. Between June 10th and June 12th 2016, Tosin attended with four other Let Us Learners, and over 1000 ‘undocumented’ young people (often referred…

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United We Dream Congress 2016 – Kimani’s blog

The following blog is from Let Us Learn campaigner, Kimani Cooper. Here Kimani describes his experience at the United We Dream (UWD) national congress in Houston, Texas. Between June 10th and June 12th 2016, Kimani attended with four other Let Us Learners, and over 1000 ‘undocumented’ young people (often referred…

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To be treated differently

The following blog is from Let Us Lean campaigner, Sharon. Sharon was brought to the UK when she was 8 years old but is blocked from taking up her place to study History at university. Here she describes why she joined Let Us Learn and why she is backing the…

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London Mayor – Stand with us

The following blog is from Let Us Learn project worker, Dami Makinde. Dami was born in Nigeria and brought to the UK when she was 8 years old. She remained ‘undocumented’ until she was 21. Here she describes sharing her story with the minister for immigration and why she is…

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Meeting with BIS

The following blog is written by Let Us Learn campaigner Arkam Babar. Arkam was born in Pakistan and has lived in the UK since he was 9 years old. He won a place to study Chemistry at Queen Mary University but has had to put his education on hold due…

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