SOAS into Senate House: What’s Happening?

Caitlin Shewell-Cooper, BA Swahili and English In 2012 SOAS were granted preferred bidder status on the North Block of the University of London building Senate House. Building work began in Summer 2014, and since then work has continued on a new block for SOAS which will mark a new chapter in the development of the […]

‘SOAS is unusual. It’s a very unique institution’

Paul Webley, Director of SOAS, speaks to our Editor Tom King about the changes and challenges that face the School This summer marked eight years since Paul Webley took over the directorship of SOAS; a period that has seen considerable change to the School, and the university sector as a whole. “The transformation to what is […]

‘Major donation’ for Senate House expansion and research

Tom King, BA Politics SOAS has received a £749,000 donation from the Wolfson Foundation, a charity which supports higher education in the UK.   The grant will go towards the school’s expansion into the North Block of Senate House which is due to be completed in Spring 2016 as well as funding scholarships for postgraduate […]

Michael Chessum released

ULU President Michael Chessum was arrested at lunchtime yesterday as he tried to enter ULU headquarters on Malet Street. He was released in the evening after nine hours in custody. It is believed that the arrest was related to a protest at Senate House earlier this week.  A 200-strong crowd of students and supporters, including […]

University calls police on 3 Cosas

In defiance of an effective campus-wide ban on protest, members and supporters of the 3 Cosas – ‘Three Things’ – campaign headed to Senate House on Thursday October 24th to insist the University of London listen to their demand: “sick pay, holiday, pensions now!” At approximately 1 PM, protesters gathered at the Russell Square gates. […]

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 […]