SOAS University of London

Saliha Majeed-Hajaj

I wanted to study the MSc Migration, Mobility and Development because it felt like a really innovative programme which would allow me to look at migration through a critical and analytical lens.

I wanted to study the MSc Migration, Mobility and Development because it felt like a really innovative programme which would allow me to look at migration through a critical and analytical lens. I really enjoyed being at SOAS as a school because it allows for interdisciplinary thinking. Being a student in a really immersive, diverse environment allows you to be challenged but also challenge organisations that you don’t necessarily agree with.

After SOAS I was working with UNHCR in the Far East, and that allowed me to put my theoretical understanding into practice. I later worked at the Race Equality Foundation, University of Oxford, and am currently Programme Coordinator at Refugee Support Network. I also co-founded with two other SOAS MSc MMD alumni the Migration Collective. We work at the intersections of art, academia and action to challenge mainstream negative rhetoric on migration, organising various kinds of events and projects including the annual London Migration Film Festival.