Hard Picket Protesters Facing ‘Weaponised’ Disciplinaries for Blocking Entry to Main Building

Following the hard picket initiated on 16 March, six of the student protesters who blocked access to SOAS’ main building have been subject to the university’s disciplinary procedures over a period now spanning months.The events of the day remain disputed despite CCTV coverage, with SOAS insisting that the material can only be seen by defendants, […]

SOAS’ £20,000 PhD Compensation Student Calls for Student Action

A SOAS Research Associate, to whom SOAS gave £20,000 for failing to provide them with PhD supervision, has called on students to take action against the School’s management. The revelations were first published by Times Higher Education on 4 October, revealing that Dr Vishal Vora, who completed his PhD at SOAS’ School of Law and […]

Unexpected resignation of Welfare-and Campaigns Co-President Shakes Students’ Union

On the 24th of September, the Welfare and Campaigns Co-President Jess Kumwongpin-Barnes resigned from their role through an email sent to the entire student body. Following Jess’ sudden resignation, the Students’ Union (SU) released a statement, writing that Jess ‘had not discussed this decision with us, and it came as a surprise.’ ‘In their resignation […]

SOAS Management Accused of Preferential Admission of International students

A Sunday Times investigation from August 2017 alleged that many top UK universities are discriminating against British fee status students as the universities seek to attract more international students and their higher fee rates, going so far as to accept those with poorer qualifications. SOAS management’s increasing admission of international students has led to speculations […]

This Girl Can

  By Holly Sampson (BA Middle Eastern Studies and World Philosophies) ‘A kick right in the stereotypes’. ‘I can give mud mask a new meaning’. ‘Sweating like a pig, feeling like a fox’. ‘My gameface has lipstick on it’. ‘Hot and not bothered’ These are just a few of the campaign slogans used by The National […]