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What kind of clubs and society's are there at SOAS apart from religious and political ones?

SOAS is a very small university so I was wondering what can you do there? I'm a particularly adventurous person so things like travelling and rock climbing etc would be right up my street.
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I think you should have a look here:

http://www.soasunion.org/pages/societies/
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yes, there's a rock climbing society. they actually go climbing once a week, maybe twice.

Abacus is the chinese society.
tea society.
the middle east society is amazing, and very active. lots of great events.
soas students stop AIDS society.
Model UN.
women's society.
Japan society.
korea society.
yoga society.
probably some random sports clubs too.
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(Original post by Exoskeletal)
yes, there's a rock climbing society. they actually go climbing once a week, maybe twice.

Abacus is the chinese society.
tea society.
the middle east society is amazing, and very active. lots of great events.
soas students stop AIDS society.
Model UN.
women's society.
Japan society.
korea society.
yoga society.
probably some random sports clubs too.
The one in Mile End right? Mile End Wall
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Can you also be in the Chinese Society if you don't study Chinese at SOAS and aren't Chinese but studied it before (and are going to take some kind of evening/saturday classes)?

And I was wondering, how do you usually join these? It's not like there's some kind of hazing right? Better not be..
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(Original post by *Miss-Brightside*)
What kind of clubs and society's are there at SOAS apart from religious and political ones?

SOAS is a very small university so I was wondering what can you do there? I'm a particularly adventurous person so things like travelling and rock climbing etc would be right up my street.
I'll join you on those!!
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Can you also be in the Chinese Society if you don't study Chinese at SOAS and aren't Chinese but studied it before (and are going to take some kind of evening/saturday classes)?

And I was wondering, how do you usually join these? It's not like there's some kind of hazing right? Better not be..
You really do need to start working on the assumption that most people at Soas aren't cocks.

And you can join any society you like.
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You really do need to start working on the assumption that most people at Soas aren't cocks.

And you can join any society you like.
Awesome

In Holland, to join any dutch student society you have to go through a hazing kind of thing, that's why I was asking
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erm, what is hazing? Is that some sort of weird initiation rite or something?
Whatever, it sounds like a criminal offence
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Haha sometimes it can be. It's like they make all people who want to join the society go on a camp, make fun of them, make them do embarassing things, etc etc. It can get pretty out of control, there's a whole article on it on wikipedia
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Naah. None of the clubs that I know of go in for that kind of stuff.

Really, it's a very friendly place.
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My dad keeps telling me it's full of old people... it's not really is it???
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My dad keeps telling me it's full of old people... it's not really is it???
I think the fact that it's a university would suggest that most people there would be between 18 and mid-20s.
However, ever a specialist university, I believe that SOAS have recently rebranded themselves as SOUS - School for Old people Understanding Students, and consequently it's now full of pensioners taking degrees in Linguistic Variation amongst Chavs, which studies the isoglosses which bisect London along an East-West line and the isolect unique to Chavs in Herefordshire, or degrees in youth music, which studies music from both ends of the spectrum of unintelligibility, from grindcore screaming to rappers on speed. As yet, the library is under-resourced, because most of the experts in these areas are illiterate. On the positive side, there are no longer any negative connotations to the university, as the students are all in bed by 9.30pm with a cup of Horlicks.

Nah, don't worry about it, there are loads of undergraduates and you'll fit in just fine. If the worst comes to the worst, you could just hang around in the ULU buildings down the road, which are open to anyone from London universities.
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I think the fact that it's a university would suggest that most people there would be between 18 and mid-20s.
However, ever a specialist university, I believe that SOAS have recently rebranded themselves as SOUS - School for Old people Understanding Students, and consequently it's now full of pensioners taking degrees in Linguistic Variation amongst Chavs, which studies the isoglosses which bisect London along an East-West line and the isolect unique to Chavs in Herefordshire, or degrees in youth music, which studies music from both ends of the spectrum of unintelligibility, from grindcore screaming to rappers on speed. As yet, the library is under-resourced, because most of the experts in these areas are illiterate. On the positive side, there are no longer any negative connotations to the university, as the students are all in bed by 9.30pm with a cup of Horlicks.

Nah, don't worry about it, there are loads of undergraduates and you'll fit in just fine. If the worst comes to the worst, you could just hang around in the ULU buildings down the road, which are open to anyone from London universities.
:rolleyes: lol
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I think the fact that it's a university would suggest that most people there would be between 18 and mid-20s.
However, ever a specialist university, I believe that SOAS have recently rebranded themselves as SOUS - School for Old people Understanding Students, and consequently it's now full of pensioners taking degrees in Linguistic Variation amongst Chavs, which studies the isoglosses which bisect London along an East-West line and the isolect unique to Chavs in Herefordshire, or degrees in youth music, which studies music from both ends of the spectrum of unintelligibility, from grindcore screaming to rappers on speed. As yet, the library is under-resourced, because most of the experts in these areas are illiterate. On the positive side, there are no longer any negative connotations to the university, as the students are all in bed by 9.30pm with a cup of Horlicks.

Nah, don't worry about it, there are loads of undergraduates and you'll fit in just fine. If the worst comes to the worst, you could just hang around in the ULU buildings down the road, which are open to anyone from London universities.
XD
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there are a lot of "mature" students (ie. who started their degree over the age of 21), but that's undoubtedly a good thing.
to be honest, you can really tell the difference between those who've had a year or years out, and those who haven't.

and on a side note, there are no chavs whatsoever at soas.
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Or in the entire surrounding area!
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