Lacrosse Team Counters Sporting Stereotypes

Mel Plant, BA Arabic and Turkish ‘Sports doesn’t have to be aggressive, boisterous and alcohol-fueled like it is at every other uni,’ says Reiss Palmer, captain of SOAS’ first lacrosse team, ‘people forget we’re SOAS students too.’ Palmer met with The SOAS Spirit last week to talk about the changing image of sports within SOAS […]

Election Interviews: Activities and Events

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 […]

Sports Societies Incur Thousands in Fines

Mel Plant, BA Arabic and Turkish The sports budget of the SOAS Students’ Union has come under scrutiny over the past month, after the payment of the most recent set of fines incurred by sports societies. Last month the Students’ Union was obliged to pay £1200 to British University and Colleges Sports (BUCS), the UK’s […]