UCL Union Reverses Ban on Ex-Student Talking About His Experiences Fighting ISIS

Jack Irwin, BA Chinese and History UCLU has decided to allow Macer Gifford, a former UCL student, a platform to talk about his experiences fighting ISIS as part of Kurdish group Yekîneyên Parastina Gel (YPG). Gifford, 28, who was previously a city currency trader, joined YPG after telling his parents that he was going on holiday in […]

SOAS loses out on research funding

SOAS will receive no funding for doctoral grants from the Arts and Humanities Research Council from 2014, it has been revealed. The School is now understood to be looking to secure funding from elsewhere to be able to continue to support doctoral projects. A SOAS spokesperson said “SOAS is disappointed to have not received funding.” […]