“Coming from a small town ‘up north’, I love the huge range of things to see and do in London. It is always busy and full of life, which makes SOAS a perfect place to study. I feel comfortable here because people accept you for who you are, no matter what. You don’t need to conform to any rules or customs, which is unique to this diverse environment.

“I feel that the university needs to hire more lecturers from other backgrounds and regions. The curriculum should include more texts from the region itself, not just from a western perspective. The historical orientalism should be revised so that we are exposed to readings that have other opinions.”

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