SOCLAS extends a warm welcome to all our new first year students! we wish you an enjoyable and successful time with us. We hope that you will find this blog a good way of keeping up with all the latest news from SOCLAS – remember you can subscribe by email (see the column to the right), follow us on Twitter or like us on Facebook. Please do also send us your news as well! get in touch with Dr Lyn Marven or Dr Kirsty Hooper if you have news to share.

In case you didn’t get their details at the induction presentation on Thursday, here is a message from the SOCLAS student society about how you can find out about their activities too:

The SOCLAS Society (Soc Soc) is for all students studying in the School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies. The new chairs are Sian Holmes, Faye Cook, Nicholas Blair and Ben Mitchinson and the society’s email address is  We also have a Facebook page and a Twitter account.

Our first social is on the 4th of October at BaaBar, Fleet Street, starting at 8.30pm. More details here.

Throughout the year Soc Soc will be organising services such as social events, advice sessions on the Year Abroad and language conversation exchanges. Join the network to make SOCLAS bigger, better and more of a community than it ever has been before!