Opportunities and Information:
2023 Homes Fit for Study survey
The 2023 Homes Fit for Study survey open to all students is live until 19 February. Institutions with over 100 responses will receive an anonymised data summary and raw data for their students upon request.
You can find further information and resources here
There's also an opportunity for students to get involved with our Homes Fit for Study programme and be trained as energy auditors for peer-to-peer audits. This is a great opportunity to improve their energy literacy, gain a CPD certificate to recognise new skills, and receive a £15 bursary for each completed audit. Students can apply at this link: https://sos-uk.typeform.com/to/K5P2LcIC
Call out for artists for an upcoming art exhibition - SolidariTee SOAS
SolidariTee SOAS is doing an art exhibition in the upcoming weeks and we would love a variety of artist to be included in the exhibition. The theme is Migration and the Contemporary - any art is welcomed!
If you are interested or want more information, do not hesitant to reach out to Marie (email@example.com)
APPG FOR STUDENTS PUTS OUT CALL FOR EVIDENCE ON COST OF LIVING
Paul Blomfield MP, Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Students, has put out a call for evidence on the impacts of the Cost of Living Crisis on students.
The APPG are inviting submissions from individuals and organisations, including students' unions by 9am on 27 February.
Students submit evidence here
FREE TRANSPORT CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED
In the recent NUS UK Student Cost of Living Survey, 51% of students and apprentices said they were cutting back on transport costs. And as always, it’s the students from the most disadvantaged backgrounds who are being hit the hardest, missing out on vital teaching time, harming their grades and limiting their opportunities.
That's why we've launched a new petition calling on the Government to make public transport free for all students and apprentices.
Sign the petition here
SOAS Italian Society - Exec members wanted!
We are looking for new students to join our exec team! The following positions are currently open:
- Events Officer
- Social Media Manager
If interested, send a brief description of yourself to firstname.lastname@example.org and why you want to join :)
Volunteer vacancy - Mental health and wellbeing project
We’re looking for volunteers who:
- - Are patient, friendly, and approachable
- - Understand the difficulties faced by asylum seekers, refugees and migrants
- - Are capable with working with vulnerable and marginalised individuals and supporting them in challenging situations
- - Ability to identify individuals who need support or are suffering from social issues
- - Have cultural sensitivity regarding Afghan and muslim culture
- - Can attend our centre in person
Applicants selected for interview will be informed of the relevant process in due course.
CMS Find Your Balance Competition
CMS Find Your Balance competition is currently open. The grand winner will get a £2000 prize bundle which includes MacBook Air, AirPods Pro, £300 IKEA voucher, £200 Virgin Experience voucher, and a Mentoring session with a CMS partner.
To participate, just head to the competition website and fill out the form, writing how you would use this grand prize bundle to maintain your work-life balance after graduation in under 150 words. The best answer will get the grand prize.
Warwick Economics Summit 2023
SOAS are recruiting students to their first virtual delegation at the Europe's largest student-run conference, Warwick Economics Summit (WES). WES 2023 will take place 10-12th February, and there is more information available on the speakers and companies involved here.
The cost of participation to access all these otherwise expensive opportunities is only £8. Book your ticket here. Once you receive your ticket, notify email@example.com.
The National Student Survey launches at SOAS
The National Student Survey (NSS) has launched this week at SOAS and will run until 30 April.
Find out more about completing the NSS
At SOAS Students’ Union, representing students' views is at the heart of everything we do. Students get to have their say over what the SU works on by voting for a Co-President that is passionate about the same things as them and by setting Union Priorities, which are objectives the SU is mandated to deliver. These priorities are decided by students and can cover a range of different things.
Visit the Ideas Portal to propose anything, from big structure changes, or quick wins. There are instructions on this page about this information you need to include for your submission.