Alumni & Friends Fund - Student Projects
Applications have now closed. Projects endorsed in 2014/2015 will be published in the section below in due course.
The panel 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.
2013/2014 Endorsed Projects:
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’.
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.
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.