Award-winning rapper and poet Akala to be guest speaker at De Montfort University

By Chantelle Roberts

De Montfort University Student’s Union have organised rapper Akala, self-proclaimed ‘Shakespeare reincarnated’, to speak to students in an upcoming event to inspire black minority ethnic students.

The event will focus on giving advice to BME students on identity, higher education and leadership as well as discussing the need to liberate higher education.

Whilst this is a ‘BME inspired’ event, all students are accommodated for and are welcome to hear Akala speak.

Well known for his inspirational speeches and and lectures Akala will speak to students in the hopes of bridging the gap between minority ethnic students and the struggles faced whilst at university.

The event is completely free for students and will run from 1 to 5pm in the Hugh Aston building on campus.

Other guest speakers include: Aadam Muuse, National Union of Students’ (NUS) Black Students’ Officer and Mostafa Rajaai, National Union of Students’ (NUS) International Officer to name a few.

To reserve a place at the event students should visit the De Montfort student union website:

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