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Weekly Newsletter 7th December

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In this weeks newsletter: 

- Disability History Month- Tell Me About It  - Survivor Support Group  - What's On

SU News Bulletin


Disability History Month

Join us for Disability History Month! Expect events ran in conjunction with the Disabled Students' Society and SOAS. Come and celebrate those that came before and championed disability right activism, learn what it means to be an ally to the disabled community and come together as a community.


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


Survivors may also wish to attend the following workshop organised by the Student Advice and Wellbeing Team and delivered by Not The Only One

  • Trauma-informed movement and relaxation (in person): 7th December 6-8pm, room S314

Gold and Silver in Taekwondo

Two SOAS students took silver and gold medals in the BUCS Taekwondo autumn championships! Congratulations Jena and Henry! If you are inspired to get invloed in sports go to the SU website and see what there is to join. If Taekwondo is your interest then we are looking at starting up a new society on the back of this great success; drop us an email to to register your interest.


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. 


What's On This Week

View SU Events Here


 University Opportunities, Events and Updates

Book Launch: Women, Resilience, and the Will to Lead


This captivating book is?a testament of the power that lies within every woman. Linda urges every reader to embrace their own dreams, overcome obstacles, and create a brighter future for themselves and their communities. 

She tells the story of her journey from her upbringing as a child, to a chance encounter with a classmate who made her realise that just putting oneself forward is half the battle in becoming a leader. Linda’s story is intertwined with political events in Zambia from 2011 to 2021, which saw the country on the path towards democratic decline, and the role she and other activists played trying to restore Zambia’s democracy.


Date: 11th December, 2023


Time: 5pm - 7pm


Location: Paul Webley Building, SOAS


“Demistifying the Applicable Law in international arbitration” - A quest between what: was intended; supposed to happen; has happened, and is pleaded


SADRC will welcome Mr. Youssef Al Saman to discuss the topic of “Demystifying the Applicable Law in International Arbitration” - A quest between what: was intended; supposed to happen; has happened, and is pleaded.


Date: 11th December 2023


Time: 6pm


Location: Online (Teams)


Book talk on Social Forces in the Remaking of cross-strait relations

This public lecture is a book launch event with Dr André Beckershoff on his newly published book Social Forces in the Re-Making of Cross-Strait Relations Hegemony and Social Movements in Taiwan.


Date: 8th December 2023


Time: 1pm - 3pm


Location: DLT, SOAS




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


Equity Co-Creator Fellowship 

The pilot offers three undergraduate students in their second or third year the opportunity to undertake independent creative research on advancing equity. The deadline to apply has been extended to 8th December.


On 30 October, we launched our pilot Equity Co-Creator Fellowship. The programme offers three racialised undergraduate students in their second or third year of study at SOAS the opportunity to  

  • Develop student-led research related to equity/liberation/justice themes 
  • Develop creative and decolonised approaches to research. 
  • Build a body of student led research and learning materials on intersectional questions at the heart of racial justice.  

Students can apply now by submitting their CV, Cover Letter and a 1-page research proposal to 8th December at 23:59 with the subject title: Equity Co-Creator Fellowship. Find a research proposal template here

Soho Theatre Show 

The Soho feature are featuring the award-winning comedian & performer Cassie Workman's latest show Aberdeen, a beautiful piece of new writing exploring the life and legacy of grunge icon, Kurt Cobain. Part eulogy, part fantasy, part biography, Aberdeen, is an in-the-round conversation with Kurt, about life and death, taking place across Washington, including his hometown, of Aberdeen.


Cassie won a Fringe First award in 2022 for Aberdeen and has been praised by both Fleabag creatorPhoebe Waller-Bridge and Matrix director Lily Wachowski.


The show runs from 5 - 16 Dec at 7.00 pm at Soho Theatre.

Use promo code ABERDEEN10 on any of the shows between the 5th - 9th of December to receive £10 tickets (please do not externally publicise this promo code). The ticket link can be found here.


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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