Students and Staff walkout in protest of proposals to reshape student support

By Ali Mitib, BA Law and Politics. On the 24th November, hundreds of students and staff walked out of SOAS en masse in protest of changes proposed by SOAS Senior Management to reshape administration departments to achieve the aim of improving the student experience by creating the ‘One Professional Service.’ Representatives from the Students’ Union, […]

SOAS Budget Deficit: Alternative financing and restructuring

By Arooj Sultan, BA Economics and Politics and Hannah Somerville, MA Arabic Literature There are currently five principles that form SOAS’ financial strategy and therefore mould the school’s corporate objectives, and the way in which those objectives are achieved. A reading of those principles makes it clear that the university’s primary objective is to move […]

Windfall of £5m awarded to SOAS to improve teaching languages of the Global South

By Ludovica Longo, BA Politics and Geography A £5m grant has been awarded to SOAS by the Higher Education Funding Council for England to improve and preserve engagement with the Global South through language. The money, from HEFCE’s Catalyst fund, will be invested in a project to safeguard UK provision in strategically important and vulnerable […]

Humans of SOAS: Rani Perinparaja

Tell us about yourself. My given name is Mano-Rani il-ankkaren. It means Great Queen of Lanka. The stall is to raise money for Sri Lankan refugees. As a South Asian I’m one of every three people on the planet; I don’t feel like a minority. But at SOAS, even the nice people say, “I want […]

Why Decolonising our universities is important

By, Halimo Hussein, Co-President for Equality and Liberation   Decolonising the curriculum recently hit the headlines again with the uproar from right wing media in response to comments made by Lola Olufemi, the Women’s Officer at Cambridge Students Union. Lola was scrutinised because of a letter she put forward to academic staff calling for the […]