Unity is Strength: The Students’ Union Needs to Regain Our Trust

Before I wrote this article, I asked my friends and colleagues how well their Students’ Union represents them. Their answers ranged from a sceptical “sort of” to several firm not-at-alls. After a closer look at the recent Summer of Discontent, I agree with the growing not-at-all faction in the student body. The Union needs to regain […]

SOAS Speciality Library Fights to Keep Doors Open

  Caitlin Shewell-Cooper, BA Swahili and English A new campaign run by a group of SOAS anthropology students is raising money to support the Helen Kanitkar Library, an invaluable resource for anthropology students that is under threat due to a lack of adequate funding. Unless you study Anthropology it is unlikely you will have come across […]

SOAS gets a 2:1 in ethical university league table

Jonny Morrison, BA Chinese (Modern and Classical) SOAS has scored 49.6% in the People and Planet 2015 league table, which assesses universities’ environmental and ethical performance, placing it 49th in the country out of 151 surveyed, coming out at an ‘upper second class’ level. This is a significant improvement from being awarded 73rd place in […]

London Student at risk of closure

Tom King, BA Politics London Student risks closure after the University of London (UoL) turned down a bid to continue funding the paper earlier this week. The University’s Collegiate Council rejected an application for £54,000 to allow the paper to continue printing for the next academic year while alternative funding sources could be established. The move follows […]

Michael Chessum released

ULU President Michael Chessum was arrested at lunchtime yesterday as he tried to enter ULU headquarters on Malet Street. He was released in the evening after nine hours in custody. It is believed that the arrest was related to a protest at Senate House earlier this week.  A 200-strong crowd of students and supporters, including […]