Egyptian Feminist ‘Attacks’ SOAS Students on Twitter

Mel Plant, BA Arabic and Turkish Mona Eltahawy, a renowned but controversial Egyptian feminist figure, claimed on the 18th November that she had been denied the chance to speak at SOAS. Eltahawy’s tweet alleging that the ‘SOAS Student Union voted to not let me speak at [the] invitation of some students,’ was quickly picked up […]

Debut of Participatory Budgeting Scheme Funds Student Play and Calais Volunteers

Ella Linskens, BA Arabic On the 12th of November, the first participatory budgeting meeting was held in the JCR. The participatory budgeting scheme sets aside £6,000 of the Student Union’s budget to be allocated to student projects as a fulfillment of one of Hannah Slydel’s, Co-President for Democracy and Education, campaign pledges. 6 meetings will […]

SOAS SU Election Nominations

The following people have been nominated for the corresponding SU positions: Co-President Activities & Events Amar Shabandar Marco Vita Ana-Luiza Zain Dada Co-President Democracy & Education Hannah Slydel Tareq Sydiq Olimpia Burchiellaro Saqib Ali Rafiq Shadia Edwards-Dashti Grace Mason Ahrar Abbasi Co-President Welfare & Campaigns Tom King Agnes Adebisi Olowogboye Academic Affairs Officer Matija Vlatkovic […]

The A in SOAS: Underfunded and Forgotten

Carolynn Look, BA Chinese and Development Studies As many at SOAS are (or should be) aware, October is not merely a month of beer drinking, workload meltdowns, and costume preparation. It is also officially known as “Black History Month”, with the event’s name itself begging the question whether one month is really enough for a […]

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. […]

North Block marks the start of SOAS expansion

The SOAS Centenary Master Plan, spearheaded by the University’s acquisition of the North Block of Senate House, aims to invest an estimated £73 million into developing two new buildings and remodelling the existing space in the current buildings. The project may be the most significant development of SOAS’s facilities since the opening of Vernon Square […]