I am originally from East London. I have just finished my Bachelor of Social Science Degree here at Rhodes University in the year 2012 and I am currently doing joint honours in Industrial and Economic Sociology and African Language Studies.
I have been at Rhodes for the past four years and have been involved in various programmes such as the Rhodes University Community Engagement Programme (RUCE) and Trojan Academic Initiative programme (which is basically about mentoring Bachelor of Arts Foundation students and helping them adapt to this new environment and warning them about the challenges they are bound to come across throughout their study period). Having been around first year students a lot, I got to understand that there is linguistic prejudice in higher education institutions as the students come from different backgrounds.
It is my interest to research the experiences of linguistic prejudice by students from underprivileged backgrounds.
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