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Areeq Chowdhury

28 August 2020

The best thing about UpRising for me is the networks and friendships I’ve made by being involved.

I first got involved with UpRising when I joined the Leadership Programme in 2011, whilst a student at the University of Birmingham. It was a great way to get involved with the community in Birmingham and to learn valuable skills about campaigning and social action. The best thing about UpRising for me however, is the networks and friendships I’ve made by being involved. Even now, 7 years later, I continue to make new and inspirational friends as a result of UpRising. I’m now the founder and chief executive of a think tank, WebRoots Democracy. The skills I picked up from UpRising have undoubtedly helped in this endeavour.