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Weekly newsletter 16th January 2024

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SU News Bulletin


In this weeks newsletter: 

-  Tell Me About It - World Food Survey  - Survivor Support Group - Refreshers 2024

Welcome back to Term Two!

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. 


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. 


SU Events

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 University Opportunities, Events and Updates

Translated the Korean War and the national divison: reconstruction of narratives in division fiction in Korea

This lecture will focus on the way in which the events of the Korean war continue to affect every aspect of Korean's lives in modern Korean society



Date: 17/01/24

Time: 6pm - 7pm

Location: Online - Zoom 

Working for the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

Kuniaki Amatsu will give an overview of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), what they do, career paths, staff training programmes and what kind of person they look to recruit. This event will be held in Japanese. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A


Date: 17/01/24

Time: 5pm - 7pm

Location: Khalili Lecture Theatre (KLT) 

Crackdowns and Containment: K-culture and markets in North Korea under Covid 

In this talk, Peter Ward will present fresh research undertaken as part of a recent paper to be published by the Korean Development Institute (KDI) about the contrasting approaches that the North Korean regime is taking to consumption and distribution of foreign content compared to other markets in North Korea today


Date: 19th January 2024

Time: 5-7pm

Venue: Russell Square: College Building


Messangers to the Land of Sinim: Swedish missionaries in China 1847 - 1951

Professor Fredrik Fällman will give a brief overview of the Swedish missionary enterprise and its particularities, and then go deeper with a few case studies


Date: 22/01/24

Time: 5pm - 6:30pm

Venue: Russel Square - RB01


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 


Internship Opportunity - Digital, Media, and Communications 

Looking for a paid spring internship? The International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN), a global membership organisation advancing corporate governance and investor stewardship standards worldwide, with members in +40 countries responsible for assets worth US$77 trillion, is looking for a media and tech-savvy intern to enhance their policy outreach and impact by improving their digital communications and providing administrative support. Please see the JD attached for information. Applications close 23 January


Please send CV and 1 page Cover letter to by 23 January 2024. Interviews are conducted on a rolling basis. 

A Feminist Workshop Series on the Political Economy of Development


5 Women, 5 Workshops:

Creating a platform for women to occupy space in development economic, in solidarity with Sister Library


Click for more information and to sign up.

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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