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 […]

“Freeze prices, not people!” say students

Clare Birkett, MSc Environment, Politics and Development Last Friday, SOAS students joined around 200 people in central London at a protest against rocketing energy prices and their devastating effects on students, pensioners and other vulnerable groups. The protest was timed to coincide with the release of a government report which estimated that there were 18,200 excess […]

Comedian Russell Brand lends support to Fossil Free SOAS

Tom King, BA Politics Comedian Russell Brand has backed calls for SOAS to ditch its shares in fossil fuel companies. Posing with a banner to support Fossil Free SOAS’ campaign, Brand urged the School to “be on the right side of history” by divesting from the fossil fuel industry. Earlier this week, Glasgow University became […]

SOAS agrees fossil fuel investment freeze

Tom King, BA Politics SOAS’ Fossil Free campaign has celebrated a partial victory after the School agreed to a freeze on new investments in fossil fuel companies while the possibility of divesting from the industry is explored. The School’s finance committee will take a decision on whether to continue investing in companies such as Shell, […]