Alevi Cultural Centre and Cemevi

Apr 06, 2012 19:00

Promoting the visibility of role models within the Turkish speaking community in Britain

Alevi Cultural Centre and Cemevi

As a non-profit organization LCSS has organized an event in relation to “Raising Expectations” to encourage and inspire ethnic minority students in London for the entrance Oxbridge universities. London Alevi Cultural Center and Cemevi was our sixth place to visit and give a presentation.

The program began at 07:30  and the average of 60 students had attended from year 9, 10 and 11. Before the event started, LCSS team has attended to organization’s theatre show which’s played by the students. It was about the dangers of drug use and consequences of it. LCSS team found that very informative and successful. In the beginning of the program the first guest speaker Emre Kazım made the first entry of the program. He made a short speech about the purpose and activities of LCSS and thanked to managers of the Cultural Center to giving an opportunity to meet with them in Friday evening.Following on, Emre Kazım gave a presentation about his sixth form, UCL University and his master experience in Cambridge University. He talked about his journey of being successful, how to be in the university interviews and gave tips and advice to students.

In the second part of the event, Sherife Tekdal gave a presentation about her journey. She gave a speech about the experience of her sixth form, about her university Kingston and about her social life. She focused on being an intern in different institutions and she gave examples about her experiences.After their presentation students asked a few questions about they want to know about. Students got answers by asking  Emre and Sherife. The program has finished at 20:30 o’clock. After the program students who have questions, they asked them to Emre and Sherife.

About guest speakers:

Emre Kazım: Emre Kazim is a Philosophy Masters student at Kings College London. He had previously studied Chemistry at UCL before making the switch in to the Humanities. He had his masters degree from Cambridge university in the same field. He has been active in Student societies and community work, holding seminars and hosting public lectures on issues such as community cohesion, drug abuse and depression.

Sherife Tekdal: Sherife Tekdal is a first year student of Kingston University in the field of English Language & Communications and Sociology. She is the part of the LCSS team and she has worked in Weekly Zaman and Today’s Zaman as an intern where she has had her articles published.


Alevi Cultural Centre and Cemevi

Address: 89 Ridley Road, Dalston, London, E8 2NH