Campaigns

Campaigns are a big part of student life at SOAS Student's Union. 

The below are currently active student-led campaigns. You can get involved with either helping the work of these campaigns, or simply learning more about them and what they're fighting for.

We've listed where campaigns are Independent - meaning they are run independently of the Union - or SU Supported - whereby our members voted for the Union to stand in solidarity with the campaign and offer any support they may need. In all cases, the work of these campaigns is entirely student-led.

 

SOAS Palestine Society

Introduction

We are a student group at SOAS that calls for freedom, justice & equality for the Palestinian people, by ending SOAS’ complicity with Israeli colonialism. We aim to educate students at SOAS about the severity of this complicity and to hold SOAS accountable for the ties they maintain with companies which support Israel, as well as Israeli institutions they have partnerships with. We are determined to do this by putting pressure on SOAS to commit to an academic boycott of Israel and to divest from the companies they currently invest in which support Israel. The types of events we would like to organise will centre political education, campaigning workshops and events around creative activism. We will not rest until SOAS is no longer aiding and funding the Israeli occupation. For more information about the BDS movement please checkout the official BDS website.

 

 

Independent or SU Supported?

SU Supported (via Referendum)

 

How to Join: PalSoc Sign Up Form

 

Contact Details

Email: palsoc@soas.ac.uk

Instagram: @soaspalestinesociety

Facebook: @soaspalestinesociety

Fractionals for Fair Pay

Introduction

We are fractional teaching staff of SOAS. What we stand for: We stand for education without exploitation. FAIR PLAY FOR ALL! Since 2014 we have been campaigning as teachers and students for decent pay and working conditions for casualised teaching staff at SOAS. 

 

Independent or SU Supported?

SU Supported (Solidarity)

 

Contact Details

Email: soasfractionals@gmail.com

Twitter: @FFFPsoas

Facebook: @SOASFractionalsForFairPlay

Justice for Workers

Introduction

SOAS Justice For Workers - End Outsourcing campaign: STOP bullying and inequality in the workplace. We fight for justice, dignity and respect for all outsourced workers at SOAS, University of London. We are a worker & student alliance, join us!

Since the launch of our campaign in 2006 we have won the London living wage, sick pay, holiday pay and pensions. Since 2014 we have been campaigning for the cleaners to be brought in-house and in 2018 we won this demand! However, the struggle continues, the campaign is still fighting for cleaners and other workers at SOAS to be treated with the dignity and respect they deserve.

 

Independent or SU Supported?

SU Supported (Solidarity)

 

Contact Details

Email: soasj4c@gmail.com

Twitter: @SOASJ4C

Facebook: SOAS Justice for Workers - End Outsourcing

#FireHabib

Introduction

#FireHabib is a response spearheaded by Art and the African Mind to the events of the 11th March 2021 where new SOAS Director Adam Habib verbalised the n-word in an all-students meeting when asked a question on institutional racism and non-Black lecturers use of the n word in class. The campaign has seen success in mobilising the SOAS community, resulting in SU and UNISON motions to remove the director and seriously address anti-Blackness at SOAS pass by an overwhelming majority. Art and the African Mind also commissioned an independent People’s Tribunal after rejecting the School’s formal investigation and ‘restorative justice’ process.

 

Independent or SU Supported?

SU Supported (via UGM)

 

Contact Details

 

Email: soasaam@gmail.com

Instagram: @soasatam

Facebook: SOAS Art and the African Mind

Preventing Prevent

Introduction

Preventing Prevent is a campaign led by students and academics aiming to challenge and raise awareness about the Home Office’s discriminatory and damaging counter-terrorism policy, the Prevent Duty (2015).

 

Independent or SU Supported?

SU Supported (Solidarity)

 

Contact Details

Email: preventingprevent@gmail.com

Twitter: @abolish_prevent

Instagram: @preventingpreventsoas

Facebook: @preventingpreventsoas

SOAS Detainee Support

Introduction

SOAS Detainee Support is a grassroots abolitionist group based at SOAS University of London. SDS attempts to break the isolation of immigration detention through visits and supports people to take control of their cases and resist their imprisonment and deportation.
We work in solidarity rather than charity, and try to meet people in detention on their own terms and without preconceived notions about their situation or desires.
We offer emotional support and practical support for detainees that could include help with finding a solicitor or medical expert, bringing toiletries and other essential items, and campaigning alongside people in detention.

 

Independent or SU Supported?

Independent

 

Contact Details

Email: s.det.sup@gmail.com

Facebook: SOAS Detainee Support

SOASWTFees

Introduction

Campaigning for our rights as #studentsnotconsumers! SOAS students demanding reform, asking for consessions during the pandemic. 

#StudentsDeserveBetter #SOASWTFees

 

Independent or SU Supported?

Independent

 

Contact Details

Email: soaswtfees@gmail.com

Instagram: @soaswtfees

Facebook: @soaswtfees

 

Are you part of a student-led campaign at SOAS that's not listed here? Please get in touch with our Welfare & Campaigns Co-President!

This webpage was last updated on: 23 Sep 2021 11:18