Refugees Welcome at SOAS? ‘Empty Words’, Says SU Co-President

Mel Plant, BA Arabic and Turkish During recent talks between the Students’ Union and the university concerning plans for Freshers’ Week, SOAS officials proposed the display of a banner on the main building proclaiming ‘Refugees Welcome’, as a head-nod to the solidarity movement for refugees and asylum seekers which has gained popularity in recent weeks. […]

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From SOAS to City Hall? David Lammy addresses Labour’s ‘real challenges’ in his bid to lead London

Policy Exchange [CC BY 2.0] Tom King, BA Politics David Lammy has been a busy man. Defending his Tottenham parliamentary seat while touring the capital campaigning in key marginals to raise his profile in the race to be the next Mayor of London. Ahead of the dissolution of Parliament, he welcomed The SOAS Spirit to […]

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SOAS students put free education back on political agenda at national demo

Photo: Himasha Weera Clare Birkett, MSc Environment, Politics and Development The student movement is celebrating a comeback after holding a 10,000 strong protest on 19th November demanding free education. The demonstration was followed by a national day of action last Wednesday, which saw renewed levels of police violence and calls for cops off campus. The day […]

Students occupy Universities UK

Around 50 students from SOAS and UCL occupied the headquarters of Universities UK (UUK), the advocacy body for university managements, this afternoon. The group staged a sit-in of the building’s reception area for over two hours with loud chants of “What do we want? Free education. When do we want it? Now” and discussions on […]

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LSE rugby scandal: online reaction

LSE has disbanded its men’s rugby team after they handed out offensive leaflets during freshers’ fayre and people have taken to Twitter to share their views.   LSE Law student Darren Barnett backed LSESU’s decision. Appropriate response from LSESU in disbanding the AU Rugby Club. Disparaging comments made about minority groups shall not be tolerated. […]