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A Refugee's Tale

Every minute 20 people leave everything behind to escape war, persecution or terror. A former student of University of Aberdeen, Shahid Khan reflects on his own journey to Scotland.

I came to the UK as an asylum seeker after I fled religious persecution in my home country, Pakistan. I was…

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A Warm Welcome to our First Generation Students

Being the first person in your family to attend university can provide some extra challenges when you do not have someone in your immediate social network who can offer guidance. In this video, Dr Samantha May, extends a warm welcome to first generation students and offers some great advice on…

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Scotland in My Hometown

Words cannot describe how much I miss being in Scotland and the time I spent with my friends at the university. It has only been seven months since I left Aberdeen, yet it feels as if years have passed. I would…

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Queer Religions

Photo of Dr Samantha May I teach a Postgraduate course entitled “Religion, Conflict and Security”. One aspect that links religion with societal conflict is that of sexuality. Each year, religion is blamed for intolerance and exclusion for amongst others, attitudes to LBGT+ individuals…

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