‘Qawwaal & Dhamaal’: Fostering friendship through music

By Ahmad Jamal Wattoo, BA Economics and Politics On Friday the 9th of February, SOAS witnessed one of the biggest Late License events in its 102-year history, aptly named ‘Qawwaal and Dhamaal’. The event was organised by the International Pakistan Students Association, the SOAS India Society and the SOAS Students’ Union and took place in […]

What are men suffering in silence from?

Writer: Stephen Stratton, MA Medical Anthropology, Marta Perez Fernandez, BA Economics and Development Studies I am a nurse. I first trained as a psychiatric nurse 35 years ago, in a nursing school at a Victorian asylum (with all its connotations) in Essex. I’m still unsure why I chose this profession: I can only, after all […]

UCU strike: a controversial matter

Writer: Ilaria Grasso Macola, BA International Relations CROSSERS Ellis Warren, BA Japanese and Economics: “I support the strike, I’m fully behind it. At the same time, I really value my classes and my Japanese teacher has been very kind in going ahead with the classes despite the strike, so I feel inclined to go to […]

Spotlight: Young Leaders Driving Change

Kusai Rahal, the founder of Young Leaders Driving Change (YLDC), is determined to inspire his generation to change their local communities. Hailing from North West London, Kusai has a desire to improve his surrounding environment but he was discouraged by the impact austerity had on the ability of the youth to influence their local communities. […]