SOAS Decides: The New Faces of the SU

Jude Omidiran BA Economics and Development After a season of hard-fought campaigns, the Students’ Union’s new executive team has been decided. The student body chose Maxine Thomas-Asante as their co-president for Democracy and Education while Peadar Connolly-Davey won his campaign for Activities & Events. The Welfare and Campaigns role went to Valeria Racu, and Youssra […]

SOAS SU Suspends “Undemocratic” Trustee Reform Referendum

Alex Barba, MA International Journalisms On the 6 February 2019, an email sent out to SOAS students announced the structure of and the details pertaining to a referendum on the proposed reform to the SOAS Students’ Union Trustee Board. The referendum, advanced by SU co-presidents, was almost immediately cancelled following a motion which challenged its […]

Election Interviews: Liberation and Equality

This year The SOAS Spirit decided to go further in our election coverage. The SOAS Students’ Union elections can be intimidating, whether you’re a candidate or just a regular student voter. Campaigning is intense, with much of candidates’ success being weighted on who has the widest friendship circle or the best ability to produce a […]