A marketing graduate has found employment after spending hours walking around Waterloo station advertising his skills and handing out his CV. By Alex Xi Zhang
Alfred Ajani, 22, eventually found a job with the unconventional approach and says: “I knew it works, so I was confident.” He also says that universities should do more to help students gain relevant experience.
After sending out 300 CVs without luck, Ajani decided to sell himself by holding a sign in the bustling London station.
“I was nervous at first, but people started to approach me so I started to relax a little bit.” He successfully got a job within two weeks with 12 employers approaching him.
Following this unique effort, Ajani is now a marketing and PR pr
Cheaper than a train ticket to Glasgow (and about half the time, too), flying to Morocco from London has a lot more going for it than value for money.
Reporter: Nader Kaddour
Sub editor: Hayley Daen
While couscous and clay tagines dominate popular imagery of Moroccan foods, the street vendors found in every market and medina throughout the country are serving up treats that are cheap, delicious, and in need of a little recognition.
A word of advice for the traveller in Morocco: Moroccans only eat couscous on Fridays, and tagines should take a few hours to prepare. While many restaurants try to cater to tourists' expectations for these dishes, read on to find out what the locals are eating and enjoying every day, at prices unheard of in the UK.
And like all street food outlets
With the bank holiday imminent, don't let it sneak up on you without planning in advance. If you're aiming for a quick, cheap getaway, look no further than Marrakech. You'll be in for a Middle Eastern treat.
By Hayley Daen. Sub Editor Danae Diz
Certain cities have a particular draw to artistic, creative types looking for inspiration and a place to decompress. When the beatniks sought refuge from the constraints of Western society, they fled to Tangiers, ready to live a life of anonymous indulgence amidst the heat and spice of the city. Today, it seems that Marrakech is the place to be.
With flights from London Gatwick starting at just £32 one-way on EasyJet, a quick weekend visit needn't break the bank.
The city is awash in a heady mix of dust and saffron. It is a ha
International students attending British universities are being put off from taking part in protests due to fears they may be deported. Samiksha Pattanaik reports. Sub-editor: Sohini Sinha
Despite the plethora of issues concerning international students, they have to think twice before raising their voice.
The fear of deportation, as pointed out recently in a Guardian article by an international student, often puts off overseas students from political campaigning or participating in protests.
Sanaz Raji has a sword of deportation hanging over her head because of a complaint she made about the quality of supervision at her university while studying for a PhD. This will mean she would no longer be able to pursue her case against her university.
Iranian born and a United States
Customers of health food shops, such as Holland & Barrett, may be surprised to find that some products are sold out. What they don’t know is these products may have been purchased, carefully wrapped, and dispatched to China. By Qiwei Wang. Sub-Editor Tara Mearsheimer
Xiaoyu Lin, a 21-year-old student in London, is part of a ‘buying and shipping’ army in the UK. The products can be sold at a higher price to customers in China, meaning that Lin can gain a healthy profit.
“I started doing this three years ago when I arrived in London. At that time I was just interested in the way it works and had some spare time to earn extra money,” said Xiaoyu, who has an online shop selling mainly cosmetics and nutrition supplements.
Glancing at the unpacked bottles and boxes of different s