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Weekly News 25th April

Find out what's happening at SOAS this week!


25th April 2023

In this weeks newsletter: Union Forums, Student Trustees, Exams, Wellbeing, Housing Fair, Clubs and Societies Events and much, much more!


SU Events

Bringing Bass to SOAS

When: Fri 28 April 2023 21:00-02:30
Where: SOAS SU Bar


To kick off the third term, join us for a bassy journey through all the good stuff - from dark groovy electro to acid house and banging techno - by two DJs making waves in the London scene! For one night, put aside all the essay & exam stress and get your groove on! You ready to come dance with us?

Union Forums

When: Tues 2nd May 2023 17:00-19:00
Where: JCR


Come and debate the issues that matter the most to students at SOAS. Full agenda released tomorrow but expect debates on sustainability, marking and assessment boycott and mitigating circumstances policy

Events listing

Clubs and Societies Bulletin


Research Students Association Elections

Applications now open for the President and Vice-President of the RSA


Iranian Society Art Course 

Islamic Illumination Course by Anahita Alavi


Italian Society Elections

The italian society are looking for new members for their committee get in touch to with them to find out more


Society AGM's are underway

Find out how to run your AGM here


University and Other News


Extended Library Times

Better study times during exams



Planned network outage

Make sure you've got internet



Free Indian Head Massage

Book your slot on the 2nd and 5th of May

Housing Fair

11th May, find out your accomodation options



Research Job at EAL

Centre for Justice Law and Society Research Associate



EDI Network Meeting

Tuesday 2nd May at 5:00-6:30 in B203 in the Brunei Gallery to discuss the REC Survey



Race and Belonging Workshops

This opportunity is for all students to come and engage with some critical questions about race and racism, and to become equipped to reflect on how this manifests at SOAS.




Calling all SOAS students!!

Members of the Palestinian community in London and fellow SOAS students are running a campaign for someone very close to us who is suffering from severe mental health issues and is in need of urgent care. Mo is currently in occupied Palestine which makes it more difficult to access the care he needs. The financial assistance provided will enable him to access the urgent mental healthcare he needs and is ultimately critical to ensuring this young man has a genuine chance at recovery. We also want to avoid the devastating impacts of Mo potentially being criminalised or abused if care is not immediately sought.

We avoided uploading a picture and adding his personal information due to the social stigma over mental health issues. We also avoided "marketing" the story to capture attention out of respect for him and other people suffering from similar conditions.


Mutual aid is all we have in these difficult times.


We would really appreciate it if you can help in any way you can. You can donate and/or share with family, friends, peers, societies and campaigns. You can find more info on the link below.


Please do not hesitate to reach out to Yara (SU Co-President for Equality & Liberation) at for any questions or advice on how to move forward with this campaign.

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Student Trustee Application Deadline Extended

If you're a SOAS student and you are interested in setting the strategic direction of the SU then this is the role for you. Applications are now open until the 12th of May. 


Please ensure you have read the recruitment pack prior to applying.

To apply for this role please email with a CV and covering letter. Your covering letter should be no longer than two sides of A4 and include your Name, Student Number, Course Name, Course Start Date, Course End Date. You must also show your suitability for the role by answering the following questions:

  1. Please provide an example of when you have shown the ability to critically evaluate
  2. Please provide an example of when you have shown the ability to network and influence
  3. Please provide an example of when you have shown strong communication skills
  4. Please provide an example of when you have shown attention to detail in the context of strategic decision making
  5. Please provide an example of when you have been able to make rational and objective decision.
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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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