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SOAS Student Enterprise

Alumni & Friends Fund - Student Projects

Applications for the Alumni and Friends Fund Student Projects are now open. 

The panel will consider applications under a broad category of ‘enhancing the student experience at SOAS’.  This may include outreach programmes that help students learn new skills and engage with the local community, sporting activities that help raise the profile of SOAS nationally and internationally, or cultural initiatives benefiting SOAS students and the wider community.

Priority will be given to applicants who can show how their intended project can make a positive impact and offer long-term benefits to SOAS students and wider community. Projects that have already raised part of their total cost from alternative sources will also receive favourable consideration.

Deadline: midday on 12th December. To apply please read our Guidelines carefully and send an application form to studententerprise@soas.ac.uk

2014 Endorsed Projects

SOAS Bees

SOAS Beekeepers, a collection of students and staff from across the Bloomsbury Colleges, will be establishing two beehives and a garden on the roof of the research building at SOAS. They will be running educational events with the profit from their honey to engage study and staff in ‘all things bee’.

HYSTERIA

Launched in 2014, HYSTERIA is a feminist magazine which reflects an interest in gender issues among SOAS students. The students behind HYSTERIA felt SOAS lacked a visible, open and accessible feminist platform where important debates are brought into light. With plans to collaborate with SOAS Women’s Society, SOAS Feminist Society and Agender Society, HYSTERIA aims to showcase debates, poems and articles on relevant feminist issues.

Overland Travel Society

With a team of 20 SOAS students, the Overland Travel Society uses local transport connections and land transport to reduce the impact of travelling on the environment. The society offers fantastic opportunities for students to travel together in an environmentally-friendly manner whilst embracing other cultures. Additionally, Year Abroad Overland is a website that provides interactive maps and transport timetables for overland routes to all of Year Abroad destinations offered at SOAS. The website is accompanied by a booklet also containing practical information for the road. The project helps SOAS students turn their dreams of epic travel into a reality.

SOAS Bazaar

The SOAS Bazaar is a market consisting of stalls set up by students for students selling or exhibiting goods or services. It is a platform for students to test out their products, meet new people and develop their business ideas. The Bazaar creates a monthly student (and staff) community which actively creates connections within the SOAS body. Additionally, the SOAS Bazaar encourages entrepreneurship in all forms and provides a space of exchange and learning.

The process

The panel considers applications under a broad category of ‘enhancing the student experience at SOAS’.  This may include outreach programmes that help students learn new skills and engage with the local community, sporting activities that help raise the profile of SOAS nationally and internationally, or cultural initiatives benefiting SOAS students and the wider community. 

15 minute 1:1 appointments can be booked with the student enterprise office to discuss your project idea and budget.  To book an appointment with us, choose an available slot in our calendar and you will get sent a confirmation of your booking.