Professor Paul Webley answers your criticisms about the ULU shutdown

SOAS Director Professor Paul Webley, chair of the review board which recommended shutting down ULU, has fond memories of the Union from his student days: “when I was an LSE student, LSE was very much a school of the University. I came to Senate House library, I went to ULU and all the rest because […]

ULU votes to boycott Remembrance Service

The University of London Union’s (ULU) Senate voted to boycott the University’s Remembrance Service at a meeting held last month. According to the motion, which passed with nine votes in favour and five abstentions, ULU officers could not attend the Remembrance Service to represent the Union, but were permitted to attend in a personal capacity. […]

SOAS loses out on research funding

SOAS will receive no funding for doctoral grants from the Arts and Humanities Research Council from 2014, it has been revealed. The School is now understood to be looking to secure funding from elsewhere to be able to continue to support doctoral projects. A SOAS spokesperson said “SOAS is disappointed to have not received funding.” […]

Cops off campus!

SOAS Student’s Union has a strict ‘Cops Off Campus’ policy and hasn’t been shy about letting anyone know about it since it was adopted in 2011. Disregarding this, members of the Metropolitan Police Service on October 5th chose to tail several SOAS students through the streets of London and attempt to enter our University. Earlier […]

North Block marks the start of SOAS expansion

The SOAS Centenary Master Plan, spearheaded by the University’s acquisition of the North Block of Senate House, aims to invest an estimated £73 million into developing two new buildings and remodelling the existing space in the current buildings. The project may be the most significant development of SOAS’s facilities since the opening of Vernon Square […]

New legislation could limit right to protest

Legislation currently being considered by Parliament could allow local councils to place serious limitations on behaviour in public spaces, including restrictions on the ability of citizens to protest. According to the Joint Committee of the House of Lords and House of Commons, the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill could grant local councils new powers […]