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Education Beyond Borders: The Current Situation

2 years ago SOAS Spirit 0
Felicia Altena, BA International Relations and Development Studies In September SOAS decided to establish 7 refugee scholarships as a response to the refugee/migration in crisis in Europe, and in part due to the actions of other UK universities. Yet now several months later, the details of these scholarships are still yet to be finalized and Read More

Students’ Union Wins Compulsory Consent Workshops Budget

2 years ago SOAS Spirit 0
Ella Linskens, BA Arabic On the 19th of November management agreed to fund compulsory consent workshops for all incoming students. ‘I Heart Consent’ Campaigns were first introduced by Susuana Antubam, the ULU Women’s Officer at the time, and current NUS Women’s Officer, and SOAS was one of the universities to pilot the workshops. Hannah Slydel, Read More

Egyptian Feminist ‘Attacks’ SOAS Students on Twitter

2 years ago Mel Plant 0
Mel Plant, BA Arabic and Turkish Mona Eltahawy, a renowned but controversial Egyptian feminist figure, claimed on the 18th November that she had been denied the chance to speak at SOAS. Eltahawy’s tweet alleging that the ‘SOAS Student Union voted to not let me speak at invitation of some students,’ was quickly picked up Read More

Palestinian Society ‘Vigil for Martyrs’ Stirs Controversy

2 years ago Mel Plant 0
Mel Plant, BA Arabic and Turkish On the evening of November 10th, members of SOAS’ Palestine Society held an event on the SOAS steps, often home to protests, vigils and commemorations relating to global struggles. This event was entitled ‘Vigil for Palestinian Martyrs,’ and even before the vigil began it had attracted controversy online from Read More

Debut of Participatory Budgeting Scheme Funds Student Play and Calais Volunteers

2 years ago Mel Plant 0
Ella Linskens, BA Arabic On the 12th of November, the first participatory budgeting meeting was held in the JCR. The participatory budgeting scheme sets aside £6,000 of the Student Union’s budget to be allocated to student projects as a fulfillment of one of Hannah Slydel’s, Co-President for Democracy and Education, campaign pledges. 6 meetings will Read More