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The SOAS Spirit is your independent student-run newspaper with an on-campus presence since 1936. At the Spirit we aim to hold those in positions of power accountable and produce content which is informative, thought-provoking and entertaining.

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the team

This year, the team that makes everything happen is made up of 25 people. They are a group of dedicated students who work incredibly hard to get the paper into your hands, and onto your devices, four times a year.

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At the Spirit, we are always looking for new writers. Whether you are a seasoned vet, or new to the writing game, the Spirit will gladly welcome you. We monitor our social media and emails constantly, so reach out if you are interested.

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Our writers report on a vast array of topics, covering news at SOAS, Nationally and Internationally. Whatever your interest, we have something here for you.


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