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 […]

Charities Commission conducting Prevent inquiries into two student societies at SOAS

By Indigo Lilburn Quick, BA History and Politics It has come to light that the activities of two societies at SOAS, the Palestine and Islamic Society, were subject of an inquiry by the Charities Commission due to various concerns. However, it now seems that the Charities Commission suspected violation of the government policy, Prevent. The reasons cited […]

SOAS management pays consultants up to £13,000 a month

By Arooj Sultan, BA Economics and Politics An investigation by the SOAS Spirit reveals that SOAS senior management has hired three consultants at the start of the 2017/18 academic year to advise on the restructuring process. Investigations also reveal that these consultants receive large salaries for their services; one of the three consultants is believed to […]