‘SOAS is unusual. It’s a very unique institution’

Paul Webley, Director of SOAS, speaks to our Editor Tom King about the changes and challenges that face the School This summer marked eight years since Paul Webley took over the directorship of SOAS; a period that has seen considerable change to the School, and the university sector as a whole. “The transformation to what is […]

Lecturers to be balloted for strike action

Tom King, BA Politics The University and Colleges Union (UCU) has announced it will be balloting academic staff for industrial action over proposed changes to pensions. The plans from Universities UK could see the value of some pensions slashed by over £200,000, according to a report prepared by First Actuarial. The changes to the Universities […]

Marking boycott postponed

Tom King, BA Politics Academics’ union UCU has announced a planned marking boycott will be postponed to 6th May to give time to consult its members on a new pay offer put forward by the university employers’ association. UCEA, which represents university managements nationally, had previously offered a pay rise of 1% but has now […]