About Enlightment

 
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Enlightment is a blogging platform built around the theme of sharing, inspiring and connecting. Our core vision revolves around empowering students to become the leaders of a new era, and we aim to facilitate the sharing of ideas among ambitious university students around the globe. This platform ensures that aspiring university students can create and share high quality content that inspires others whilst developing an analytical and innovative mindset. Furthermore, Enlightment also aspires to build communities and bridge students with similar interests and aspirations. 2020 has undoubtedly been a difficult year for university students to network and connect with others; thus, we aim to expose students to a wider social network where they can freely express themselves and exchange ideas within a diverse community. Through actively promoting a sense of community and using a university-based approach, this platform aims to expand its network and grow exponentially in its outreach. 

If you're wondering.....

 

Why is this blog called "Enlightment" and not "Enlightenment"?

The name "Enlightment" is a modified version of the term “Enlightenment.''

The Age of Enlightenment was a period of radical change during the 18th century in Europe, when thinkers strove to emphasize the importance of scientific reasoning and evidence-based thinking rather than that of religion and tradition. This aligns with our aim of helping university students cultivate their critical-thinking skills and encouraging them to break the status quo by exploring innovative ideas.

We chose "Enlightment" instead of "Enlightenment" because the usage of the term "enlight" is unconventional, much like the approach we take in sharing knowledge. The formation of this term from the archaic "enlight" furthermore symbolizes the creation of something new to build upon the old.

vision
Empowering tomorrow’s leaders by sparking innovation 
Mission

Enlightment’s mission is to facilitate the exchange of insightful opinions and ideas among university students through the distribution of high quality articles, promoting both university and interest-based communities,  and bridging together students who share similar passions to create a strong network consisting of mutually-motivating peers.

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What makes us unique

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Cross University Innovation Hub

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High-Quality Content Shared by Aspiring University Students

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Community, Forums and Partnership Programs to Facilitate Networking

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Founder's Message

" DREAM      THINK

      ACT "

My personal journey as a blogger only began after I became a university student at University College London. Towards the end of 2020, I started writing blogs on Medium to share my insights and research analysis. I soon realized that a proactive, self-led learning approach is extremely important in nurturing growth and development of skills and knowledge.  A sense of fulfillment drove me to publish articles regularly on topics that I am passionate about, such as sustainability, economics, technologies and data science. Personally, I enjoy the process of analytical thinking and self-led research, but more importantly, I believe that the ability to think critically and comprehensively is crucial for students of our generation, especially when we live such a fast-changing era. Surrounded by aspiring individuals and insightful student bloggers, I believe that a platform to facilitate the exchange of ideas and build communities among us is one of the best ways to spark innovative ideas. I hold the vision that the path to a brighter future can be achieved by empowering students to think in an innovative and critical manner.

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Linda Wu

Editor

London School of Economics and Political Science

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Cynthia Yu

Editor in Chief

Georgetown University

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Victoria Wu

Editor

London School of Economics and Political Science

 
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Holly Duke

Editor

University of Cambridge

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CheungKai Men

Editor

University of Cambridge

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Colette Yuen

Editor

University of Manchester

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Jeremy Lau

Partnership Manager

London School of Economics and Political Science

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Clara Reyero Carmona

Partnership Manager

University College London

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Ashley Woo

Partnership Manager

University of Exeter

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Amna Bhatti

Marketing Executive

London School of Economics and Political Science

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Kathy Sohyeon Lee

Marketing Strategist

London School of Economics and Political Science

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Christina Zhang

Marketing Executive

University College London

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Zaid Delawalla

Technology Correspondent

University College London

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Emily Ip

Graphic Designer

Imperial College

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Kandi Tong

Community and Membership Manager

London School of Economics and Political Science

Staff Writers

Bella Pelster

Luke Ho

Benjamin Edwards

King's College London

London School of Economics and Political Science

Birkbeck, University of London

University College London

Charles Sun

Phoebe Chan

University College London

Grace Annetts

University of Oxford

Karin Lelengboto

Haruka Shuei

Chandan Singh Sekhon

London School of Economics and Political Science

University College London

University of Cambridge 

Jenna Treweek

Malik Djoughdem

London School of Economics and Political Science