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“Freeze prices, not people!” say students

3 years ago SOAS Spirit 0
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 Read More

November UGM – live blog

3 years ago SOAS Spirit 0
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 Read More

Ghoncheh Ghavami ‘sentenced to year in prison’

3 years ago Tom King 0
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. Read More

Autumn elections: Results announced

3 years ago Tom King 0
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 Read More

Voting begins in Autumn elections

3 years ago Tom King 0
Voting is under way in the Students’ Union Autumn elections. Polls opened this morning and will remain open until 5pm on Friday. For the first time, students will have the option to vote online but a polling booth will still be stationed in the foyer of the Main Building in Russell Square. Voters will elect Read More