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The Rustle

The Rustle, (previously The SOAS Rustle) the SOAS Student Union's official podcast is back, bringing together the SOAS community under one banner. Expect to hear the latest news that's got students talking, exciting features on societies, events and much more. Showcasing the rich diversity of SOAS, The Rustle is student-driven radio at its best.

In this edition, SOAS student Katie O'Reilly Boyles, from the student journalism website SHADE, interviews three out of the seven candidates running for the Co-President of Activities and Events sabbatical position.

Anthony Asfour
Bilal
Leonardo Cini

Music courtesy of SOAS Sambatage.

Edited by Faiza Amin
Contact therustle@soas.ac.uk
Twitter @FaizaKAmin

In this edition, SOAS student Katie O'Reilly Boyles, from the student journalism website SHADE, interviews four out of the seven candidates running for the Co-President of Activities and Events sabbatical position.

Kabir Joshi
Iulia Beatrice Lumina
Sarah Heng Wei Lyn
Aida Roumer

Music courtesy of SOAS Sambatage.

Edited by Faiza Amin
Contact therustle@soas.ac.uk
Twitter @FaizaKAmin

In this edition, SOAS student Charlotte England, from the student journalism website SHADE, interviews both candidates running for the Co-President of Welfare and Campaigns sabbatical position.

Elena Sabatini
Georgie Robertson

Also, Faiza Amin talks exclusively to Leah Edwards, the current Co-President of Welfare and Campaigns, about both her experiences this year and why she recently decided to withdraw from re-election.

Music courtesy of SOAS Sambatage

With Faiza Amin

Asking the questions that SOAS students want to hear, this edition includes interviews with both candidates running for the Co-President of Democracy and Education sabbatical position.

Abi Dalby Bowler
David Suber

Also, David East, the current Co-President of Democracy and Education, has some advice for the candidate who wins.

Music courtesy of SOAS Sambatage.

Edited by Faiza Amin
Contact therustle@soas.ac.uk
Twitter @FaizaKAmin

With Faiza Amin

In this edition, it's all about the recent UCU/UNISON strike that took place on Thursday 31st October at Russell Square. It includes an exclusive interview with SOAS UCU representative Nadje Al-Ali on how the strike went and her opinion on the student occupation of the main SOAS building lobby the night before the strike. Also hear highlights from interviews done on strike day, including SOAS Students' Union Campaign Officer Georgie Robertson trying to persuade a student to not cross the picket line.

We've got a packed show for you this week a whole load of SOAS news! The African Development Forum is coming up so we talk to two members of the executive committee, Meghan Davis and Jo Robinson, to find out what you can expect and how to get involved. Also, if you've seen posters for the Senate House North Block consultations but couldn't make it along, here's your chance to hear from the project manager, Keith Jennings, to get the latest about how the project is developing. And finally, the usual updates from you union co-presidents.

Interview with three of the candidates for Co-President for Welfare and Campaigns

Maham Hashmi
Sam Dathi
Leah Edwards

Interviews with the three candidates for Co-President for Democracy and Education:

David East
Damian Burns
Liliya Ovezmuradova

Interviews with the five candidates for Co-President for Events and Activities:

Johann Barbe
Ibrahim Adaci
Jonathan Wood
Benedicte Joan Ouamba-Diaboua
Andre Alexander

In the final show before Christmas Hanna Zakia speaks to students at the Carnival of Resistance in the JCR and we get the latest update from the SOAS Spirit team. Keep listening for a very special Christmas message from your union co-presidents.

If you would like to get involved in making the Rustle, or have a society or event that you want promoting, please get in touch with Rob Wilson on 231757@soas.ac.uk.

Another packed show this week, with all the info about the occupation of the Brunei gallery and news of the latest issue of student run For'em Magazine. Also, hear from the co-presidents of the Students' Union for the latest updates.

If you would like to get involved in making the Rustle, or have a society or event that you want promoting, please get in touch with Rob Wilson on 231757@soas.ac.uk.

This week it's all about the UGM! Features include an exclusive interview with Tom King who has proposed the controversial motion to reaffirm and extend the Union's No Platform for Fascists policy. There's also student views about the UGM and why they do or do not attend. With updates from your co-presidents, events, and a bit of overheard at SOAS, this is your way to keep on top of life at SOAS.

It's Charity Week so get the latest from the president of the Islamic Society about how they're raising money and where it's going. You can also get your weekly update from the SU co-presidents and a roundup of the best events happening at SOAS.

The Rustle is back! In this week's roundup we find out more about Black History Month, hear from SOAS students on the TUC demo against government cuts to social services, and get the first weekly update from the students' union co-presidents, Keiko, Alex and Harrision. There's also events, and a pick of the best posts from overheard at SOAS.

Listen up to the interviews with the following candidates for the position of Sports and Societies:

- Keiko Ono
- Chuck Madekwe

Each candidate had 45 seconds to answer every question.

Voting is Monday 5th - Thursday 8th March in main stairwell of Russell Square campus.

Listen up to the interviews with the following candidates for the position of Welfare and Education:

- Alex Fulton
- Aaron Dias
- Sian McGee
- Riya Al'Sanah
- Ben Lattimore

Each candidate had 45 seconds to answer every question.

Voting is Monday 5th - Thursday 8th in main stairwell of Russell Square campus.

Listen up to the interviews with the following candidates for the position of Finance and Communications:

- Zoe Des Clayes
- Bernard Goyder
- Kashif Iqbal
- Harrison Coyte

Each candidate had 45 seconds to answer every question.

Voting is Monday 5th - Thursday 8th in main stairwell of Russell Square campus.

Maddy Fry presents a packed show, featuring news on the election, the new piano, the Middle East, and boxing. Austin Cooper sounds off about UGMs, and we finish with a song by Jamie Wood, a postgraduate in the Anthropology department.

Amit Singh again presents a roundup of the last fortnight at SOAS - we look at the Carnival of Love, The SOAS Saturday Club, and SOAS Sports. A new feature, 'Sounding Off', contains a polemic against litterers at SOAS, and we end the show with a song from Wara, a band made up of SOAS Students.

If you're at SOAS and have recorded a song that you'd like us to play at the end of the show, please email Joe Buckley at joe@soasradio.org, and we'll stick it in.

In the first episode of The revamped and revitalised Rustle, Amit Singh presents a 10 minute roundup of what's been going on in SOAS this February - including how SOAS students have been following the events in Egypt, SOAS Green Week, and how SOAS is celebrating LGBTQ History Month. There's also an update on how our sports teams are doing, and a song from two members of the SOAS Ceilidh band.

This Christmas Special tries to capture some of the richness of the first term, this includes round-ups and reviews of the New JCR refurb, the occupation, protests and the SOAS sporting scene with some of SOAS SU's most colourful characters. That's not to mention plenty of music with the first ever airing of the SOAS Anthem!

The Rustle kicks off proceedings with a bumper packed show. Nick Rodrigo & Esther Opoku Gyeni present in jovial style with special guest African History lecturer John Parker spinning his Desert Island Discs.