SOAS Students Help Integrate Refugees Through Sport

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Aidan Lonergan, BA History ‘Camden Cares’, a project created through the 3 Faith Forum’s ParliaMentors programme, was launched recently by five SOAS students. ParliaMentors is a UN award-winning leadership programme which gives university students the unique opportunity to work with MPs to form projects for social action. With the support of both Westminster and leading Read More

The Plight of Freedom

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Racha Sobratee, BSc Economics SOAS students have collaborated to found a new online platform, Huraia, publishing articles discussing the wider MENA (Middle East North Africa) region. To celebrate the launch of Huraia, the JCR hosted a screening of a rough cut of a short documentary film, which will go on to be edited and released Read More

Education Beyond Borders: The Current Situation

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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

Young Adult Literary Community Unites to Support Refugees

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Caitlin Shewell-Cooper, BA Swahili and English Disgusted with the UK government’s response to the refugee crisis in Europe, author Patrick Ness began an online fundraiser that united the Children’s and Young Adult literary community and raised £600,000 for Save the Children. Ness is no stranger to dystopian worlds, and to many it increasingly seems like Read More

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

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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. Read More

‘I Would Rather Die Than Stay In Turkey’

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This is what one of my Syrian friends told me as he waited for a smuggler to take him to Greece. This is a personal report of life against the odds in Turkey. This article is anonymously written and all names have been changed. The hotel room’s air conditioning is hardly strong, but it’s a relief from Read More