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Effective Altruism

Effective Altruism

Effective Altruism It’s a new year and many of us are making the usual resolutions: eat healthier, drink less, be more organised, and so on. But how about entering a new year, a new term as an effective altruist? What is effective altruism? ‘A philosophy and social movement which applies evidence and reason to determining the most effective ways to improve the world.’ (Wikipedia, n.d.) Each of us buy things that we don’t really need. We buy fashion items, have lavish meals out, and even drink bottled water when the water we drink out of the tap is perfectly safe to drink. By not having 4 meals out which would come to around £70, and giving the money to a relevant charity you could pay for 150 months’ worth of education for children in poverty. Being an effective altruist is mor...
Sports & Socs

In Your Socs – BioSoc welcomes Sassy Scientists

BioSoc have had a tremendous start, our Inaugurations being the most memorable! A great turnout and a great night! Sassy scientists working those white lab coats (although they weren’t so white after… Sorry!). Thank you to those who volunteered during our BioMentoring week, your guidance was appreciated. We welcomed a new partnership with TEACH FIRST this term and with their support we will be hosting various events for you to learn more about the organisation. We are also backing ACTION DUCHENNE this year! A charity that raises money towards Duchenne muscular dystrophy research and provides support to those affected. What’s next? A few things we’d really love for you all to get involved in, LOVE IN A BOX, organised by the Community Action team and our BIG charity event this term, “LIGHTS...