Short Story: Arriving at SOAS

Francis Martin, MA Religion in Global Politics The staircase corkscrews from the street to the underground platform and you’re climbing against gravity, circling round and round as your bag seems to grow heavier. Then it levels off, there’s a corridor, one final flight of stairs, ticket hall, barriers, and you burst onto the street, sped […]

Dinwiddy House Intrusion Creates Student Safety Scare

Khadija Kothia, BA History An intrusion at Dinwiddy House has caused students to become anxious about security failings at the SOAS undergraduate accommodation. Students report that at 3 am on Sunday the 14th of October, a man in his twenties entered the accommodation building behind a few students, chased two female students up the staircase […]

SOAS Summer Photos 2018

Here is a collection of photos from SOASian’s adventures over the summer.   Bib-Rambla cathedral: Exploring the countless cathedrals scattered across Granada Sumayyah Lane, 3rd Yr History   “Six hours into an eight-hour bus journey that became a 12-hour bus journey, and taking a corner at high speed with the doors open between Mchinji and Kasungu […]

Regular Column: Auntie Po

Pauline Blanchet is a Third Year Development Studies and Linguistics student. For the past year she has been producing her own podcast about mental health and young people where she has investigated some of the biggest issues young people are facing. The first episode was released on October 10th 2018.   Hi, I’m a first […]

Humans of SOAS Pauline Blanchet: Talking Mental Health with our Agony Aunt

So, first, as our agony aunt this year for The SOAS Spirit, tell us about yourself. Pauline: My name is Pauline Blanchet, and I am a third-year student, studying Linguistics and Development. I have been passionate about mental health for a long time. At the age of fifteen, I was confronted with mental health issues […]