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 […]

Interview with an Academic: Exam Special with Naresh Sharma

By Alistair Rooms, BA History & Politics To show the wealth of SOAS academics, Ally Rooms has decided to interview various teachers with a set of simple questions. Hopefully we will learn more about SOAS academics and gain some pearls of wisdom. Naresh Sharma is a Senior Lector in Urdu and Hindi, working at the Department […]