SOAS Students Help Integrate Refugees Through Sport

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 […]

London Academics Extend Solidarity to Academics, Kurds Under Siege

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 […]

Students of SOAS Commemorate Armenian-Turkish Journalist

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 […]

UCL Union Reverses Ban on Ex-Student Talking About His Experiences Fighting ISIS

Jack Irwin, BA Chinese and History UCLU has decided to allow Macer Gifford, a former UCL student, a platform to talk about his experiences fighting ISIS as part of Kurdish group Yekîneyên Parastina Gel (YPG). Gifford, 28, who was previously a city currency trader, joined YPG after telling his parents that he was going on holiday in […]

Young Adult Literary Community Unites to Support Refugees

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 […]

SOAS into Senate House: What’s Happening?

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 […]