SOAS Goes to Lebanon

Amy Thomson, BA Social Anthropology During Reading Week (2-11 November) 13 members of SOAS Ceilidh Band, SOAS Guerrilla Choir and Soas Goes to Calais and Beyond Society, travelled to Lebanon to do solidarity volunteering work in refugee camps. This included visiting both the historic Palestinian camps (since 1948) and the more recent camps for Syrian […]

Inclusion not Initiation in SOAS Netball

By, Anna Jordan BA Development Studies and History & Holly Ogborne BA International Relations and Developmental Studies   Competition in sport can be fun but the competitive element should not extend beyond that into the social aspects of a club. No one should have to prove themselves through initiation rituals or feel excluded by social […]

What is BJJ?

Lucy Dunnet, BA Chinese (Modern and Classical)   When I tell new people that I am off to ‘BJJ training’, more often than not I receive a confused, slightly surprised look in response, and it is clear that a variety of curious and not so PG thoughts are whizzing through their brain. I then have […]

UNICEF on Campus

Mehraj Sheikh, BA History   SOAS UNICEF on Campus is a student-initiated branch supporting UNICEF’s work, by hosting events to fundraise for the charity’s cause. We are proud to say that 100% of the money raised goes directly to UNICEF. This is the first year that the society is running at SOAS, and we have […]