Escaping Costs of Textbooks

Nikheel Gorolay, MA Intensive South Asian Studies Freshers can be a strange time. You’ve spent a week settling into your new digs, getting to know people and making friends, and perhaps even spending several nights moving your feet on a sticky dancefloor. And then you come across that reading list you picked up a few […]

Integrating Faith and Student Life

Caitlin Shewell-Cooper, BA Swahili and English One of the best things about uni, and SOAS in particular, is that the student body includes and welcomes the full spectrum of religious and non-religious backgrounds and faiths. This creates open discussion, which is both incredibly liberating and definitely challenging. Many classes, if you study Religion or not, […]

Documentary Screenings Reign in Bloomsbury

Mel Plant, BA Arabic and Turkish Living in Dinwiddy last year, I walked to Russell Square everyday through a, I’m sure, familiar route to the readers of this paper. After a too-early morning walk through our local graveyard-turned-park, I would arrive onto the street adjacent to the Brunswick Centre. For the majority of the year, […]

Healthy Eating on a Budget

Ella Linskens, BA Arabic Coupled with the stress of first year and adjusting to university getting takeaways and eating out become all the more appealing. This not only is the more expensive way to go, it is also almost always unhealthier. The best advice I can give you to avoiding that at university is taking advantage of the magical organic food co-op in the […]

London Through a Cultural Lens: Argentina

Luciano Figari, MSc Finance & Development and Carolynn Look, BA Chinese & Development Studies The relationship between Argentina and the UK has not always been an easy one. For Argentineans it is hard to forget the occupation of the Malvinas (also known as the Falkland Islands), an archipelago located at around 300 miles off the country’s coast […]