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SOAS Students Help Integrate Refugees Through Sport

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Aidan Lonergan, BA History ‘Camden Cares’, a project created through the 3 Faith Forum’s ParliaMentors programme, was launched recently by five SOAS students. ParliaMentors is a UN award-winning leadership programme which gives university students the unique opportunity to work with MPs to form projects for social action. With the support of both Westminster and leading Read More

London Academics Extend Solidarity to Academics, Kurds Under Siege

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Mel Plant, BA Arabic and Turkish This Friday, SOAS Students’ Union co-hosted an open meeting with the SOAS UCU and Unison branches, extending solidarity to Turkish and Kurdish academics in Turkey who have come under investigation for their ‘Academics for Peace‘ petition. The meeting comes a week after the Students’ Union released a statement in Read More

Students of SOAS Commemorate Armenian-Turkish Journalist

2 years ago SOAS Spirit 0
Lara Şarlak, MA Anthropology of Media Yesterday, the death of Hrant Dink, an Armenian-Turkish journalist who was assassinated by a Turkish ultra-nationalist 9 years ago, was commemorated in front of the SOAS main building. SOAS students of Armenian, Kurdish and Turkish descent gathered in order to take a photograph in his memory, holding letters that Read More

Young Adult Literary Community Unites to Support Refugees

2 years ago SOAS Spirit 0
Caitlin Shewell-Cooper, BA Swahili and English Disgusted with the UK government’s response to the refugee crisis in Europe, author Patrick Ness began an online fundraiser that united the Children’s and Young Adult literary community and raised £600,000 for Save the Children. Ness is no stranger to dystopian worlds, and to many it increasingly seems like Read More

SOAS into Senate House: What’s Happening?

2 years ago SOAS Spirit 0
Caitlin Shewell-Cooper, BA Swahili and English In 2012 SOAS were granted preferred bidder status on the North Block of the University of London building Senate House. Building work began in Summer 2014, and since then work has continued on a new block for SOAS which will mark a new chapter in the development of the Read More