About Elif True

Since 2015, I have been passionate about ending poverty in the UK. I began my journey as a campaigner against poverty in my local area with Poverty Ends Now, a young person lead group ran by Children North East. Since then, I have represented the UK in the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting and other positions of influence with poverty as my main focus point. My Laidlaw Scholarship research project is all about the relationship between language, meaning and poverty. By understanding and changing unhelpful public discourse about poverty, we can start to shift power.

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Undergraduate Leadership & Research Scholar


University of York

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Social Sciences

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University of York

Recent Comments

Nov 28, 2019
Replying to Nikol Chen

Thanks Elif, will definitely give your podcast a listen! Looks fab.

Thanks Nikol, I hope you enjoy the series and any feedback you have is so welcome!

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