My First Conference!!!


Here I am again, blogging…

On Wednesday the 4th of September 2013 I held my first conference for new university students at City Hall! Students had the opportunity to learn about what uni has to offer and how to make the most of their time there.

It was a roaring success and 100% of the attendees said they would recommend the event to other students.

Have a look at the pictures below!

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Crystal and BoJo


“When I first heard about the ‘What They Don’t Tell You About University’ event I did not hesitate in agreeing to be involved and was not disappointed. The evening was well attended and the content was delivered in a way which both connected with and entertained its audience, which was key given the wide range of concerns young people can have about accessing higher education today.

All credit must go to Crystal and her team for putting on the event and I look forward to supporting it again in the future.”

Ben Rutter, Student Loans Company

Thanks to everyone who came out and supported the movement.

A special thank you goes out to Sally Bartolo, the Peer Outreach Team at City Hall, Jide Fisher, Flourish Drama Group, Ben Rutter (Student Loans Company), David Chick (University Lecturer), Tambo Silavwe (Graduate and Entrepreneur) and Samson Osun (Former Student Union President and Student).

Until next time.

Crystal Debrah


The Telegraph


So here I am again blogging!

Guess what? I got featured in The Telegraph!

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Click below to see the article:

Until next time.

Crystal Debrah

Future 50 Award Winner 2013!

Hello gang,

Here I am again, blogging…

I’ve received some great news and wanted to share it with you…

My organisation, “What They Don’t Tell You about University” has been chosen as one of the FUTURE 50 award winners of 2013!!!

Have a look at this link to see what it’s all about:

Thank you to everyone who has made this possible.


Until next time.


Crystal Debrah

What A Summer!

Hello all

How are you all? 

So here I am again, blogging!

It has been an absolutely AMAZING summer 2011. My sister came down for the summer, I had no studying to do and I published my first book, “What They Don’t Tell You About University” and MY WORD… it’s been… wow.

It’s quite weird really. I’ve gone from having an idea in my head to bringing it to reality- with the help of others of course. I think it’s crazy how we all have the ability to create things from ideas! But why do so many of us have ideas but never do anything with them?

I’ve just finished reading a book entitled, “The Confident Woman” by Joyce Meyer and she mentioned that fear holds back soooo many of us. It’s true! I was scared of bringing out my book because people might think, “who is she?” and “the book is rubbish”, but at the end of the day people will criticize you no matter what you do! I would encourage you to implement that idea you’ve wanted to create for years. Maybe my experience will encourage you to get started. Read on… go on… I know you want to…

Just by being bold enough to write a book so many things have happened this summer. I’ve:

  • had a successful book launch at the Mayor of London’s Office
  • been invited as a guest speaker at a college awards evening
  • featured in Live, Keep the Faith and Flavour magazines
  • appeared on Premier Radio, BBC Berkshire Radio and BBC Nottingham Radio.
  • had the privilege of speaking at colleges, unis and numerous youth events- again, this is absolutely surreal. Furthermore, I’ve met some of the most inspirational people/orgainsations and all because I dared to be bold. #JustSaying
  • Thank you LORD!!!

Once you implement what’s in your mind you feel so content and alive! It is by no means easy but SO worth it.

I’ll leave you to think about all of that, but seeing as you are here please show your support by:

Thanks guys 😉    

Until next time.

Crystal Debrah