SOAS Alumni Rally Against Library Cuts

Disclaimer:The SOAS Spirit believes in providing the SOAS community with a platform to voice their thoughts, and given the depth of concern surrounding the library restructuring we at the Spirit are compelled to accurately reflect the sentiment of the SOAS body. To that end we have elected to run this letter, however this letter is […]

Student Takes SOAS SU to Court Over ‘Discriminatory’ Denial of Services

Monika Radojevic, MSc Development Studies A student, who identifies as a white male, complained that SOAS as an institution, “has held events and produced material which directly portrays whiteness and maleness as negative traits”.   A two-year legal dispute between the former student and the SOAS SU continues to simmer as he launches yet another […]

Children’s Charity Comedy Event provokes Comedian

Jeiran Ganiyeva, BA Japanese and Korean Studies Comedian and ‘free-speech’ advocate Konstantin Kisin was one of a group of comedians invited to perform as part of a fundraiser organised by the Unicef society at SOAS, however, he chose not to proceed with the event when asked to sign a behavioural agreement. The agreement asked the […]

SOAS Votes Against NSS Boycott

Khadija Kothia, BA History Students have voted against a boycott of the National Student Survey (NSS), following a referendum held by the Students’ Union earlier this month. The results showed a 160 majority in favour of rejecting a boycott. The total vote count reached 529, with 332 students voting against the boycott, 172 for, and […]

Over 300 Academics and Public Figures Boycott Senate House in Support of Outsourced Workers

Laura Wormington, PGDip Economics and Development Studies Over 300 academics, politicians, and public figures have so far pledged to boycott Senate House and the rest of University of London’s (UoL) central administration premises as part of an ongoing campaign for the university’s outsourced workers to be brought in-house. Outsourcing refers to the practice in which […]

Possibility of Strike Action Due to One Professional Services Restructuring

Soniya Nahata, BA Politics and International Relations During an informal meeting with the representatives of the Students’ Union, a member of the academic board agreed that there is potential for the resurgence of strikes at SOAS this year. The prospect of more strikes this year has already caused panic amongst some students, as the impact […]