Refugees Welcome at SOAS? ‘Empty Words’, Says SU Co-President

Mel Plant, BA Arabic and Turkish During recent talks between the Students’ Union and the university concerning plans for Freshers’ Week, SOAS officials proposed the display of a banner on the main building proclaiming ‘Refugees Welcome’, as a head-nod to the solidarity movement for refugees and asylum seekers which has gained popularity in recent weeks. […]

Bringing cleaners in-house is back on table after meeting is crashed

Clare Birkett, MSc Environment, Politics and Development The Justice for Cleaners campaign relaunched with vigour on 27th November as protesters entered a meeting of the School’s Governing Body, pressuring management into reconsidering the option of bringing the cleaners back in-house. The situation of the cleaners had not been on the agenda of the meeting, but […]