No Blame for Valerie Amos in Cuts Controversy

Mel Plant, BA Arabic and Turkish Since last Thursday, a controversy has been raging within the walls of SOAS. Students who shy away from SOAS politics are being brought into the fold with the leak of two documents by an anonymous source within the university, revealing plans to cut at least 184 courses.  The leaked […]

Students’ Union Refuses to Comply With SOAS Prevent Working Group

  Mel Plant, BA Arabic and Turkish The Students’ Union have refused to comply with a secret working group set up by university administration to explore the implementation of the Prevent strategy within SOAS. As of the 11th of September, the university’s official Prevent strategy claims that SOAS lacks ‘any guidance documents for staff relating […]

Turbulent Times Await, as Turkey Heads Toward Re-Elections

Anonymous On 7th June Turkey elected its 550 members of parliament, the 25th in the history of the Republic. The general elections, for the first time in Turkish history, triumphed and gave Kurdish and minority citizens a voice in parliament. HDP (The People’s Democratic Party), a conglomeration of Kurdish parties and independents now also constituted […]

Refugees Welcome at SOAS? ‘Empty Words’, Says SU Co-President

Mel Plant, BA Arabic and Turkish During recent talks between the Students’ Union and the university concerning plans for Freshers’ Week, SOAS officials proposed the display of a banner on the main building proclaiming ‘Refugees Welcome’, as a head-nod to the solidarity movement for refugees and asylum seekers which has gained popularity in recent weeks. […]