Cyril Ramaphosa Sworn In As South Africa’s President

By Emma Ruiters, MSc Development Economics After his election as president of the African National Congress (ANC) on December 18, 2017, Cyril Ramaphosa was sworn in as president of the Republic of South Africa on February 15 this year. Ramaphosa succeeds Jacob Zuma after the latter’s nine years in the presidency. His election has renewed […]

PASS at SOAS: Enhancing Education at University

By Naima Zannat (PASS Intern). PASS (Peer Assisted Study Support) involves sessions led by higher year students (called PASS leaders) who support the learning of lower year peers in a group learning environment. These sessions supplement existing learning in lectures and tutorials in a more informal environment led by students. Here at SOAS, the scheme […]

What are men suffering in silence from?

Writer: Stephen Stratton, MA Medical Anthropology, Marta Perez Fernandez, BA Economics and Development Studies I am a nurse. I first trained as a psychiatric nurse 35 years ago, in a nursing school at a Victorian asylum (with all its connotations) in Essex. I’m still unsure why I chose this profession: I can only, after all […]

UCU strike: a controversial matter

Writer: Ilaria Grasso Macola, BA International Relations CROSSERS Ellis Warren, BA Japanese and Economics: “I support the strike, I’m fully behind it. At the same time, I really value my classes and my Japanese teacher has been very kind in going ahead with the classes despite the strike, so I feel inclined to go to […]