SOAS SU Election Nominations

3 years ago Carolynn Look 0
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 Read More

Important February UGM Motions

3 years ago Jonny Morrison 1
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 Read More

SOAS gets a 2:1 in ethical university league table

3 years ago Jonny Morrison 0
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 Read More

SOAS Director to step down

3 years ago Tom King 0
Tom King, BA Politics Director of SOAS, Professor Paul Webley has announced he plans to step down before the end of the year due to ill health. Webley, who was awarded a CBE for services to higher education in the recent New Year’s Honours, has been receiving treatment for cancer for a number of months. Read More

Heated talk on ISIS sees accusations against NATO member states

3 years ago SOAS Spirit 1
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 Read More

Israeli and Palestinian professors back SOAS boycott calls

3 years ago SOAS Spirit 2
Mel Plant, BA Arabic and Turkish Launching its campaign for an academic boycott of Israel, SOAS Palestine Society yesterday hosted distinguished Israeli historian Ilan Pappe and Palestinian-American Oxford professor Karma Nabulsi to debate the issue amongst the student body. From 23rd to 27th February, SOAS students will have the opportunity to vote on whether to call Read More