Michael Chessum released

ULU President Michael Chessum was arrested at lunchtime yesterday as he tried to enter ULU headquarters on Malet Street. He was released in the evening after nine hours in custody. It is believed that the arrest was related to a protest at Senate House earlier this week.  A 200-strong crowd of students and supporters, including […]

University calls police on 3 Cosas

In defiance of an effective campus-wide ban on protest, members and supporters of the 3 Cosas – ‘Three Things’ – campaign headed to Senate House on Thursday October 24th to insist the University of London listen to their demand: “sick pay, holiday, pensions now!” At approximately 1 PM, protesters gathered at the Russell Square gates. […]

Teachers fight Gove over pay changes

On Thursday 17th October the teaching unions NUT and NASUWT held a strike and a rally in various parts of England, including London, to protest against the changes in teachers’ working conditions which are being put forward by Education Secretary Michael Gove. The three points central to the protest were pay conditions, the length of […]

SOAS staff strike over pay

On 31st October, staff at SOAS, and at universities across the country, took part in a one-day strike in a dispute over pay. The unions UCU, Unite and Unison, who represent academics and support staff, are asking the Universities and Colleges Employers Association (UCEA) to approve a pay rise in line with inflation, rather than […]

SOAS launch new take on English degree

The Bachelor of Arts in English is the new pioneering course that will be launched at SOAS from next year, but it won’t be a conventional English degree. BA English at SOAS will bring together the work of regional experts from Asia and Africa to teach a new approach and understanding of the English language […]

Anger at anti-abortion posters

Anti-abortion posters were reported to have been placed in the JCR, according to posts on Overheard at SOAS. The posters were said to be of an emotive and graphic nature which prompted great debate on the social networking page. Many felt such provocative statements such as ‘to kill my baby or not’ were not acceptable. […]