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SOAS SU Weekly News 14th December

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In this weeks newsletter: 

-  Tell Me About It - World Food Survey  - Survivor Support Group - New Societies Spotlight

SU News Bulletin


Tell Me About It

The tell me about it initiative is created so that if you, as students, have any feedback about your course, then you can talk to the student representatives of your course. Your programme and department reps are students, elected by you, who will be volunteering their time to listen to your feedback and tell the university what needs changing. 


World Food Survey

Are you foodie who is open to trying out new cuisines?

Have your say and fill out the survey attached to have your say in the recipe ideas for the world food kitchen that is opening in Paul Webley. 

Click here for the survey.


Survivor Support Group

SOAS SU will be delivering a support group for survivors of sexual violence, 

You can expect:

- Peer led discussions

- To provide a space for creative expressions though art, literature and music

- Resourcing students with mindfulness and grounding techniques

The group is for those who are looking for continued support and can commit to attending regularly. There are limited places in this group, and all students who sign up will be accessed to ensure that we can provide the right support for you. If you wish to join please get in touch with Farrah the Enough is Enough Coordinator ar




SOAS SU Advice

Did you know that SOAS SU provides independant advice to students on a range of issues from mitigating circumstances, appeals and wellbeing?


Have a look at the support area of our website and if you need advice please get in touch. 


New Societies Spotlight

View SU Events Here


 University Opportunities, Events and Updates

Dominik A.Haas - The Gayatri between the Vedic Age and Modern Yoga 



The mantra known as Gayatri or Savitri (?gveda III 62.10) is one of the most frequently recited texts of mankind. It plays an important role in contemporary Hinduism as well as in modern yoga and alternative spiritual currents around the globe. Many consider it the most important, most efficacious, or holiest mantra of all.

In this lecture, Dr Haas will present the results of his recently completed book project on the Gayatri-Mantra


Date: 18th December, 2023


Time: 7pm - 8:30pm


Location :Online


Webinar: 'The Battle for the Top Arbitral Seat in Africa: Who Will Win?'


The debate will focus on submissions from arbitration experts on legal frameworks, infrastructure, political neutrality, the efficiency of institutions, and the presence of qualified practitioners within the nominated jurisdictions.


Date: 19th December 2023


Time: 4pm


Location: Online


Among the Braves: Hope, Struggle and Exile in the battle for Hong Kong and the future of Global Democracy

Shibani Mahtani (Washington Post) and Timothy McLaughlin (The Atlantic) will talk about their book 'Among the Braves: Hope, Struggle and Exile in the Battle for Hong Kong and the Future of Global Democracy'


Date: 8th January 2024


Time: 1pm - 2:30pm


Location: Zoom




Support over the Winter Break 

The Student Advice and Wellbeing Team have put together a booklet on where to access help and advice throughout the university closure days, and also to let you know what social support is being facilitated by students and the local community.


As we approach the Winter break, we want to remind students that SOAS will closed from 22 December -  1 January. 



View University Events Here


External Opportunities, Events and Updates

Here's where we update you about some of the opportunities, events and updates that are taking place outside of SOAS which we think might interest you!

Muslims in Public Policy – Inspiring & connecting current and future public policy professionals


MIPP offer development opportunities by providing access to public policy professionals working in the Civil Service (central government), Local Authorities (local government) and arms-length bodies.


We also seek to provide opportunities to strengthen networking and shared learning within the current public policy workforce.


To find out more about our networking opportunities, mentoring programmes and upcoming events, please visit 


Vantage is a completely free online portal that connects students to some of the top legal employers in the country. Vantage allows these firms and chambers to headhunt specific students to offer them several unique and relevant opportunities, from insight days and events to training contracts and pupillage opportunities. It takes less than 10 minutes to complete a profile, and when a firm or chambers then contacts them through Vantage, you know they are genuinely interested in engaging with them. Vantage is part of Rare Recruitment.

International Students Petition

Do you think international students should be able to work more hours each week alongside study?


If so, join the NUS campaign and sign the petition! 

Equality at Work for International Students Campaign - NUS UK


SOAS Goes to Calais (17-18th February)

For the past 10 years, students from SOAS have travelled to Calais to volunteer with the refugee and aid agencies.


At the present time, there are 3500 people on the move, who are living in freezing conditions along the sea shore. Our solidarity makes a difference. 


This trip is open to all students, and staff, and also people from outside SOAS.  

If you would like to join the trip and would like further details (travel, accomodation, volunteer activities, etc) please send an email to 


Need support? Click on this link to see the Report and Support options available to you at SOAS. 


If you would like your event to be featured in this newsletter, please register your event on the SU's website through your society page. 


If you have anything else to contribute to the newsletter, please email:   


Tammy Guerrero



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