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STEP ON- African Studies Twilight Programme

Date: 
Thursday, 11 January, 2018 - 17:00 to Thursday, 22 March, 2018 - 19:00
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
London
Location: 
SOAS

The Step On is a cross-curricular programme, bringing together creativity and all subjects taught at SOAS. Its is aimed at preparing students to make successful transitions to sixth form, further studies and/or life long learning.

Applicants should be interested in the humanities and willing to be challenged.

The programme is very interactive. It will require students to take an active role in individual and group activities. Participants will also be expected to make decisions about and to deliver own tasks on time and to the best of their ability.

Step On Twilight will last 10 weeks and include:

  • Talks and masterclasses on literature, film, politics with a focus on Africa
  • Debates, study skills sessions and a personal research project
  • Tasters in African languages
  • Talks on studying at university, financing your degree and a campus tour

Working with a team of academics, trainers and university students, participants will also be invited to explore a topic of their choice creatively and in-depth. There will be regular follow-up sessions leading to a show-and-tell at the end of the programme.

Sessions will take place on Thursdays from 4 to 6pm. SOAS will reimburse your travel expenses.

Classes are small and priority will be given to students who:

  • 
Are in Year 12*
  • Are currently, or previously, eligible for Free School Meals 
 and/or
  • Are the first generation in their family 
to attend university and/or
  • Have experience of care

Students with disabilities area actively encouraged to apply.

*We will consider applications for Year 11 students if they secure the support of their teachers

UN Day

This event is fully booked
Date: 
Monday, 6 November, 2017 - 10:15 to 15:45
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
London
Location: 
SOAS, University of London

Students in Year 9, 10, 11

The United Nations is an international organisation founded in 1945 after the Second World War by 51 countries committed to maintaining international peace and security, developing friendly relations among nations and promoting social progress, better living standards and human rights.

As part of this activity, students will be introduced to the work carried out by the United Nations, take part in a mock Security Council, take part in language tasters and learn about career opportunities in the UN.

Booking information: 

Schools can book up to 10 places.

To register your interest please complete the form, here.

Indian Independence

Date: 
Wednesday, 8 November, 2017 - 10:15 to 15:45
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
London
Location: 
SOAS, University of London
70 years on, SOAS are running a workshop around Indian Independence. It is aimed at students who are interested in languages, history and improving their debating skills.
 
Students will have a lecture on independence and the aim will be to answer the question 'Was Indian Independence unique or was it part of a wider phenomenon?'
 
The workshop will include:
  • Indian language tasters
  • Workshops with current students to learn more about university
  • A debate

This event is open to years 9, 10 and 11.

Lunch is provided.

Booking information: 

To book a place, please fill in the form.

Black History workshop

Date: 
Tuesday, 7 November, 2017 - 10:15 to 15:45
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
London
Location: 
SOAS, University of London

SOAS is working in conjunction with ConsentedUK to deliver a range of activities, which aims to critically engage with students. It aims to open up the history of Afro-Carribean people in the UK.

It will be an interactive day. Students will have to engage with academic lectures and use the information they have been provided in a debate.

The workshop will include:

  • African language tasters
  • Workshops on black history run by ConsentedUK
  • A debate
  • Talk on studying at university and university life

This event is open to years 9, 10 and 11.

Lunch is provided.

 
Booking information: 

To book please fill in the form here

Language Ambassadors

Region: 
London

Apply to be a language ambassador! Applications are now closed. 

 

Working as a Capital L Ambassador will give you experience of working with a wide range of people, help you improve your communication skills, and allow you to make a difference by enthusing young people to learn languages, as well as impressing future employers! As a language ambassador you will attend events at schools and colleges around London or at your own university, informing young people about the benefits of studying languages and inspiring them with your experiences of studying languages at university. 

Language ambassadors are paid £10.20/hr plus travel expenses for events outside TfL zones 1&2.

Capital L Ambassadors must be current students at one of our partner institutions. For more information, go to our Introduction page.

To apply, please read the role description carefully, complete the applcation form attached below and return to routes@soas.ac.uk

The next round of ambassador recruitment will take place in September 2018. 

If you have any questions, please contact us on: routes@soas.ac.uk.

Languages Challenge 2017/18

Date: 
Tuesday, 26 September, 2017 - 09:30 to Thursday, 3 May, 2018 - 00:00
Event Type: 
Competition
Region: 
London
Location: 
Schools
Programme: 

The Languages Challenge is open to all students in Years 8, 9 and 10.
This activity provides an opportunity for learners to:

-apply and develop their existing knowledge of foreign languages through active learning

-use and improve their speaking and listening, reading and writing skills in foreign languages

-explore new languages and their culture with school mates, family and friends

-practice team work, collaborative learning and use their creativity whilst drawing on a range of skills and

-understanding how languages apply to ICT, Geography, Languages, Science, Food Technology, Art and Design, English, Music, etc.

NEW FEATURES

Following last year's feedback and suggestions we have :

  1. Created a ‘make-your-own’ task. Following the enormous feedback from students who wanted to think outside of the box, we now give teams the opportunity to design a task themselves!
  2. Put a bigger emphasis on creativity. It is important that teams use their own initiative and be as creative as possible, it makes the task much more enjoyable for teams and judges.
  3. Asked teams to focus more on teamwork. This is a team effort and we want the tasks to reflect the hard work and ideas of everyone in the team.

Please contact Renata Albuquerque on ra40@soas.ac.uk for more information.

To participate please fill in the form here.

Contact email: routes@soas.ac.uk

Contact number: 020 7898 4745

Embrace of the Serpent for European Day of Languages

Date: 
Monday, 25 September, 2017 - 10:00 to Friday, 29 September, 2017 - 15:00
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
London
Location: 
Schools

This 5-hour workshop aims to get students thinking about language diversity, culture and how they are linked. 

 

Programme: 

The workshop will start with a screening of Embrace of the Serpent, followed by a range of different activities to engage with the source material.

Booking information: 

Please email routes@soas.ac.uk for more information and to book a place.

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