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October UGM: What’s New?

    Caitlin Shewell-Cooper, BA English and Swahili The first UGM (Union General Meeting) of this academic year took place on Thursday 8th of October in the JCR, packed full of students. For those who aren’t familiar with this part of student union democracy, UGMs occur once a month and are organised by the Students’ […]

Ex-Guantanamo Detainee Blasts Government Prevent Strategy

Sophie Bush, MSc Development Studies Former Guantanamo detainee Moazzam Begg has condemned the government’s ‘anti-terror’ strategy, labelling it a ‘toxic brand.’ He was speaking to students and members of the public at an event held at UCL and coordinated by SOAS’ Decolonising Our Minds society. The controversial strategy, called Prevent, aims to tackle extremism in […]

No Blame for Valerie Amos in Cuts Controversy

Mel Plant, BA Arabic and Turkish Since last Thursday, a controversy has been raging within the walls of SOAS. Students who shy away from SOAS politics are being brought into the fold with the leak of two documents by an anonymous source within the university, revealing plans to cut at least 184 courses.  The leaked […]

SOAS Speciality Library Fights to Keep Doors Open

  Caitlin Shewell-Cooper, BA Swahili and English A new campaign run by a group of SOAS anthropology students is raising money to support the Helen Kanitkar Library, an invaluable resource for anthropology students that is under threat due to a lack of adequate funding. Unless you study Anthropology it is unlikely you will have come across […]