What Can be Done? Fighting Climate Change is Acting For a Fairer World.

Camilla Macciani, MA Migration and Diaspora Studies Each time we hear news about climate change, the language of catastrophe is deployed and it seems that there is little hope to “save the planet”. However, there are many effective ways to act in order to make a difference. The last Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) […]


My parents recall being warned about climate change. They were told to be ecologically conscious, for their actions were shaping the planet they were leaving behind for their grandchildren. Today, this future is much nearer than they thought. My parents, and even my grandparents, will live through the consequences of our hyper-consumerist, irresponsible lifestyles. Indeed, […]

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 […]