Olimpia Burchiellaro

Hustings Interview What is your background? I’m Italian and I’m studying Anthropology and Politics. At SOAS I was captain of the Women’s Football Team, Secretary of the Italian Society, and have been involved with ADD and with the Student Reps. Before SOAS I was a rowdy teenager with too many ideas and too few tools […]

SOAS SU Election Nominations

The following people have been nominated for the corresponding SU positions: Co-President Activities & Events Amar Shabandar Marco Vita Ana-Luiza Zain Dada Co-President Democracy & Education Hannah Slydel Tareq Sydiq Olimpia Burchiellaro Saqib Ali Rafiq Shadia Edwards-Dashti Grace Mason Ahrar Abbasi Co-President Welfare & Campaigns Tom King Agnes Adebisi Olowogboye Academic Affairs Officer Matija Vlatkovic […]

Important February UGM Motions

The next SOAS Students Union General Meeting (UGM) is set for Tuesday 17th February. There are two motions here which focus on some of the most heated debates in the past few weeks: the format of UGMs and Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel. For your convenience, you can read the motions here:  The SOAS […]

SOAS gets a 2:1 in ethical university league table

Jonny Morrison, BA Chinese (Modern and Classical) SOAS has scored 49.6% in the People and Planet 2015 league table, which assesses universities’ environmental and ethical performance, placing it 49th in the country out of 151 surveyed, coming out at an ‘upper second class’ level. This is a significant improvement from being awarded 73rd place in […]

Heated talk on ISIS sees accusations against NATO member states

Mel Plant, BA Arabic and Turkish “I’m not one for conspiracy theories”, reported Abdullah Al-Andalusi of the Muslim Debate Initiative, at an event held discussing the origins and current realities of ISIS. Al-Andalusi and his co-speaker at the event reiterated this sentiment several times throughout their speeches, claiming their assertions on the origins of the […]