SOAS Students Host Library Sleepovers to Show Solidarity Against Proposed Cuts

Elizabeth Shwe, BA Politics – Exchange Student From Princeton On multiple nights between 15 January and 3 February, a group of SOAS students provided 24-hour library services, or “sleepovers”,  at the SOAS library to show solidarity with the library staff against the proposed cuts to the library and other services as part of the One […]

SOAS Awaits Announcement on Final OPS Restructuring Proposals

Gabriel Huland, PhD Media Studies After a period of discussions and consultations, the One Professional Service (OPS) restructuring process will soon enter a new phase.  SOAS management has now presented to the Executive Board the revised proposals addressing the fiscal deficit currently hitting SOAS. The changes are due to take place by 3 June 2019, […]

Humans of SOAS – Library Staff

Interviewed by Indigo Lilburn-Quick, BA History and Politics Photographs by Jeiran Artykova Over the past week, I have spent time with several of the staff members that are challenging the proposed cuts to the library under the One Professional Services restructuring proposals. It is clear from the interviews that all believe these drastic cuts are […]

SOAS Library Faces Cuts

Syraat Al Mustaqeem, BA English “SOAS Management has revealed plans to restructure the university’s services, with the library facing cuts between £650,000-675,000” SOAS Library is facing major cuts following news of the university’s financial crisis. A statement released in December 2018 by SOAS Director, Baroness Valerie Amos, revealed that the university was facing a £7.1 […]