“Freeze prices, not people!” say students

Clare Birkett, MSc Environment, Politics and Development Last Friday, SOAS students joined around 200 people in central London at a protest against rocketing energy prices and their devastating effects on students, pensioners and other vulnerable groups. The protest was timed to coincide with the release of a government report which estimated that there were 18,200 excess […]

November UGM – live blog

18:22 – The meeting comes to a close. The next deadline for motions is Thursday 27th November for the December UGM. 18:21 –  Motion nine passes as amended. 18:20 – Proposal to amend to specify which officers should have training to include accommodation, environment, welfare and campaigns. This is accepted into the motion. 18:14  – Motion nine […]

Ghoncheh Ghavami ‘sentenced to year in prison’

Photo: Anoo Bhuyan Tom King, BA Politics Former SOAS student Ghoncheh Ghavami has been sentenced to a year in prison in Iran after being found guilty of “propaganda against the state”, according to her lawyer. The verdict has not yet been officially released, but Alizadeh Tabatabaie, the lawyer representing Ghavami, says he has seen the text. […]

Autumn elections: Results announced

After three days of voting, the results of the Autumn round of elections have been announced. Co-President Welfare and Campaigns Georgie Robertson has been elected as NUS delegate alongside Anum Mirza. In the executive officer votes, Tom Oliver has been elected as Accommodation Officer and Tracey-Ann Munroe will serve as Mature Students’ Officer. 295 students […]