Avengers: Endgame Dissertation (Part 1) – Producing A 10,000-word Research Paper During A Global Pandemic

[DISCLAIMER: This blog post is about the journey of writing my dissertation (including my personal motivations, challenges, and methodology). To read a condensed version of my research’s findings, please head over to Part 2.  If you’d like a copy of the complete dissertation, please e-mail arifahbadli@gmail.com] On the 29th of May, 2020, I finally submitted […]

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My Journey to Newcastle University

So I recently started a Digital Content internship with Newcastle University, and my responsibilities include creating engaging content for prospective / current students. I’m particularly proud of this blog post where I write about my journey coming to Newcastle University! – Studying abroad at a top university had always been a dream of mine, and now […]

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Creating Contentment

I changed my Instagram bio to “content creator, creating contentment” and it’s probably my favourite one so far ✨🌸 The first part is of course because I am happiest when i am creating good and inspiring content. I love working with words and visuals, and enjoy it when people benefit from the content created. But […]

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The Power Of One Voice

Assalamualaikum wbt. I made a friend when I was facilitating a summer camp in Melaka two years back. After the thrill of getting #Undi18 passed in Parliament, he decided to tweet YB Syed Saddiq about his frustration about unpaid internships. University students are being called ‘manja’ and ‘mengada’ for wanting to be paid at least RM0.01 throughout […]

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The Role of Mass Communication in #GE14

To anyone who thinks Mass Communication isn’t important, or is easy: you’re wrong. Let’s analyze the media’s role in #GE14. [Artwork by Nixon Siow] Colourful billboards/websites/flyers for various parties and PSAs encouraging people to vote? Advertising. Conducting press conferences and preparing media kits while maintaining a politician’s public image in spite of crises and rumours? Public […]

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