SOAS Director to step down

Tom King, BA Politics Director of SOAS, Professor Paul Webley has announced he plans to step down before the end of the year due to ill health. Webley, who was awarded a CBE for services to higher education in the recent New Year’s Honours, has been receiving treatment for cancer for a number of months. […]

Director Paul Webley awarded CBE ‘for services to Higher Education’

Carolynn Look, BA Chinese and Development Studies SOAS’ Director Paul Webley was awarded Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) on Tuesday, December 30th, for his services to Higher Education. The award was officially mentioned on the 2015 New Year’s Honours list. Orders of the British Empire are awarded twice-yearly for prominent national […]

‘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 […]

ULU Sports and Societies could be axed

Members of ULU’s vibrant and unique societies are in the dark about how the closure of the union will affect them. Their funding has been slashed and the university has made no commitment to funding them next year. There is even the suggestion that sports equipment will be sold off to cover ULU’s debts. “We […]

Professor Paul Webley answers your criticisms about the ULU shutdown

SOAS Director Professor Paul Webley, chair of the review board which recommended shutting down ULU, has fond memories of the Union from his student days: “when I was an LSE student, LSE was very much a school of the University. I came to Senate House library, I went to ULU and all the rest because […]