Sally Hunt, UCU General Secretary: My message to UUK is simple: Listen and start talking to us

By Sally Hunt, General Secretary of University and College Union.  UK universities are set to be hit with unprecedented levels of strike action starting on Thursday 22 February. How have we got here and how do we resolve the dispute? University and College Union general secretary Sally Hunt says students could still play vital role […]

Not my Students’ Union

by Anna Huseby, BA International Relations and Development Studies On January 31st, Director Valerie Amos sent an e-mail to all staff and students at SOAS notifying them that the vandalism in the University Buildings would be reported to the police. A few days later the Student Union responded with a statement to “defend the right […]

2018 Cabinet Reshuffle: Fresh Talent or Fresh Disappointment?

By Julia Everett, BA International Relations and Development Studies The cabinet remains to be overwhelmingly privileged, white and male  Theresa May recently stated that her new cabinet reshuffle has made the government look ‘more like the country it serves’ and is ‘bringing fresh talent into government’. But this statement is far from the truth. The cabinet remains […]

Fighting Fire with Fire

By Emma Ruiters, MSc Development Economics Mark Twain once said: “Truth is stranger than fiction.” If the portrait of Donald Trump in Fire and Fury is by any degree accurate, we should all be terrified. If the leader of the Free World (and in theory the most powerful man on earth with influence extends in the […]

Sadiq Khan and “very stable geniuses”

By Becca Thompson, MSc Development Economics A group of pro-Trump protestors attempted to make a citizen’s arrest of London Mayor, Sadiq Khan, as he stood to make the keynote speech at the Fabian Society’s New Year Conference on Saturday 13 January. One man from the group proudly told Mr Khan that he did not speak […]