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SOAS miss out on University Challenge final place

4 years ago Tom King 0
By Tom King SOAS’ University Challenge team have lost out to Somerville college, Oxford in the show’s semi-final. Competing for a place in the BBC Two academic quiz’s final, the team, made up of four undergraduates and one Master’s student, ended up 85 points behind Oxford’s Somerville, after an early rally in the first ten Read More

Fossil fuels campaign gets foot in the door

4 years ago ChiefEditor 0
By Simon Popay MSc Development Studies The campaign to end SOAS’ investment in fossil fuel companies took a big step forward last week as campaigners met with the School’s finance team. The finance team agreed to discuss the possibility of divestment with the School’s Investment Advisory Panel at its quarterly meeting next week. The campaigners Read More

Staff strikes threaten to intensify

4 years ago Tom King 0
Haani Mazari, BA Politics and History Fractional staff and the lecturers in The Universities and Colleges Union (UCU) are continuing to take separate action, both in hopes of receiving increased pay. The group ‘Fractionals for Fair Play’ are called upon Fractional staff members to adhere strictly to their contracted working hours from February 28th onwards. Read More

Research: Teaching assistants ‘paid below the Living Wage’

4 years ago Tom King 0
Tom King, BA Politics Research published by the Fractionals for Fair Play campaign has revealed “shocking” findings about the working conditions of Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) and Senior Teaching Fellows (STFs). The campaign conducted a survey of SOAS 94 staff working on fractional contracts and compared the number of hours they are paid to work Read More

SOAS Students Protest Police Violence in Turkey

4 years ago Tom King 0
By Phillipa Wilkinson SOAS students held a demonstration on Wednesday to show solidarity with protests in Turkey over the death of teenager Berkin Elvan. About 50 students occupied the space in front of SOAS at lunch time with posters and drums to chant slogans against Turkish Prime Minister Erdoğan and the actions of police. The Read More

‘Quiet’ SOAS elections underway: Polls show tight election

4 years ago ChiefEditor 0
By Mohammad Tahboub, BA Politics and Law SOAS SU elections are fully underway with campaigners across campus. However, the elections are marred by student dissatisfaction with the new online voting system. The 2014 election season has seen an unprecedented quiet in both publicity and campaigning with social media increasingly overlooked with a noticeable absence of Read More