Part-Time Afrikan Studies Officer


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Dear Fellow Students,

My name is Ebere Anosike. I am a student of 'African and Asian Art History', and I am delighted to introduce myself as your new potential Afrikan Studies Officer for 2024.


My motivation for running partially stems from a shared frustration many have voiced regarding the underrepresentation of the ‘A’ in SOAS. As well as a desire to find creative solutions to fill the ‘Afrikan’ gap at our university.

I care deeply about the impact this has on students' morale, well-being and education, and I am committed to facilitating new measures that will bring forth positive outcomes and challenge inequality.


I am excited by the possibility of bringing new energy to the SU through dialogue, events, collective joy and celebration. I have the drive to initiate action and get things rolling, and if elected, I would aim to:


•      Improve the collaboration between the Afrikan studies programmes, groups, Caucasus, and societies with better communication channels and shared programming.

•      Hold a series of diversely curated events that reflect a range of interests in Afrikan topics using research and insights from the student community.

•      Champion and advocate for students regarding Afrikan Studies to Unions, Committees and University Officials by working with course reps across all disciplines and year groups

•     Support and raise awareness on campaigns relating to Afrikan issues using social media and traditional campaigning methods


I have gained experience in event production, advocacy, research, public speaking and community organising and believe that these skills would be extremely valuable in making this role a success.


Some Positions I have held:

-     Arts & Culture Officer Royal African Society

-     Exhibition Ambassador & Research Fellow at Venice Biennale 2023

-     African Heritage Officer at African Foundation for Development (AFFORD)

-     Advisory Board for Venice Biennale Fellowship for British Council  

-     Researcher for The Initiative for Equal Rights, Lagos, Nigeria


If this manifesto resonates and if you would like to see the African spirit returned to SOAS, vote for me, Ebere Anosike, as ‘Afrikan Studies Officer’

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