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 […]

Sports Officers’ interview

By Holly Sampson (BA Middle Eastern Studies and World Philosophies) This year sees the introduction of our new sports officers, Sophie and Danny. We sat down with them to discuss what sports has in store for this year… What are your aims and objectives? Sophie: In terms of planning our aims and objectives for the year, […]

Lacrosse Team Counters Sporting Stereotypes

Mel Plant, BA Arabic and Turkish ‘Sports doesn’t have to be aggressive, boisterous and alcohol-fueled like it is at every other uni,’ says Reiss Palmer, captain of SOAS’ first lacrosse team, ‘people forget we’re SOAS students too.’ Palmer met with The SOAS Spirit last week to talk about the changing image of sports within SOAS […]

Sports Societies Incur Thousands in Fines

Mel Plant, BA Arabic and Turkish The sports budget of the SOAS Students’ Union has come under scrutiny over the past month, after the payment of the most recent set of fines incurred by sports societies. Last month the Students’ Union was obliged to pay £1200 to British University and Colleges Sports (BUCS), the UK’s […]

SOAS Slam Dunkers: Women’s Basketball First Team

Isacco Cividini, MA Near and Middle Eastern Studies   Coach (Head Honcho): Rabah Tahraoui Mascot: Maurizio the Minion – find him, and us, on facebook! Current league position: 3rd, not bad considering SOAS as an academic institution is ranking 35th! Plans for this term: Beat LSE. Beat Greenwich. BEAT EVERYONE! WIN THE LEAGUE! Also go […]