嗨 我是红序教育的Maryam Abbas
– Hi I’m Maryam Abbas with Crimson Education,
and we’re here today at SOAS University
to ask some big questions.
（Big Question At SOAS）
What’s the best thing about being at SOAS?
– For me the best thing is that
from very different backgrounds, yet we unite
for the same causes every day.
– It’s like being in a bubble, but a good bubble.
No one else thinks the way that people at SOAS think.
There’s nowhere else where you can meet the amount
of people you can meet at SOAS, or study the amount
of things you can study here.
– You learn the non-conventional, so like we share a class
that is African Political Thought, that’s not learnt,
that’s not taught anywhere else in the UK.
– It’s the best class you can take, the guy,
you fall in love with him.
He speaks for an hour, you cannot write notes
because you gotta listen to the guy,
you know what I’m saying?
– Sounds intense.
– It is! It’s (beep) beautiful,
it opens up your mind.
妙极了 史蒂文•陈 你真棒
It’s beautiful, Steven Chan, you’re the man.
– I think the best thing about SOAS is the staff
here at SOAS, I think they’re very nurturing, and
you can talk to them on a human level
as well as an academic level.
– I think from like an academic perspective,
how focused, and how passionate
all the lecturers are about what they teach.
From a social perspective because it’s a small uni,
you are exposed to a much wider group of friends,
and everyone’s a lot more close-knit than at
bigger schools like UCL.
So actually most of my friends, my close friends,
aren’t even in my courses or anything, but you just
meet them from sports, or from hanging out
at the JCR, at the bar, and it really does
feel like home, without sounding too tacky.
What is the worst thing about SOAS, would you say?
– They say that it’s a school of Oriental
and African studies, and admin works like that.
So that’s pretty hard, but also I think
how political SOAS is, is very up and down.
有时 你甚至会说 “看啊”
Some days you just kind of say, look here,
no politics today.
– Some radical views, people are sometimes very sure
about their own views.
– Inability to accept other people’s opinions
that are not, not mainstream.
– So before in the year everybody would claim
to be a socialist, everyone’s like
“Yeah, I’m really left-leaning.”
But then when you ask for a revision note,
they don’t want to share it, you know what I’m saying,
so it’s like you’re only a socialist up until I ask
you for your revision notes, and you can’t even share that,
so that really bothers me.
老实说 没什么最糟的事情 就是说
– Honestly there is no worst thing, there’s kind of,
there’s no in between, it’s very on one side,
but it’s good because it challenges you,
and it makes you uncomfortable at times,
so I like that a lot.
– [Maryam] What did you write in your personal statement?
– I remember very vividly writing about my trip into Kashmir
and how much of a breathtaking experience it was
in terms of the struggle, and the views and people, really.
– I think I just was really really interested in the course,
and kind of focused it this is where I wanted to come,
so I really tailored it towards, I do international
management in China, so I tailored it towards that.
I did Chinese at school, so I brought that into it.
– I wrote a lot about extracurricular activities
that focused on the subject that I wanted to get in.
– Well I’m Egyptian, so I talked about
the Egyptian Revolution, cause I knew SOAS is political,
it’s interested in that sort of thing,
so I wasn’t afraid to take a position and talk about it.
– About the Arab Spring, I said I had a keen interest
in understanding the dynamics which led to social change,
revolutionary social change.
– Cool, really cool.
– And the Tottenham riots, as well.
I drew comparisons between the
I drew comparisons between the
– And if I didn’t know what Tottenham riots were…
– Mother Google provides the answers.
– I’m trying to remember, I come from Eritrea,
so my dad wrote it for me, so that’s a disclaimer.
– I’m pretty sure you aren’t meant to do that.
What’s the best night out at SOAS?
– I’m gonna say Wednesdays at Roxy.
– I think in the past there have been
some really great Bollywood Nights.
– There’s really nice cultural stuff like African nights
where they play traditional African music.
– They have lots of hip hop events and music,
and that’s kind of my favorite, yeah.
– Hip hop karaoke.
– Yeah my best friend did Nasty Girl once,
and then someone got offended,
so she did the same song the next time.
– They had like an Iranian hip hop night once
that was pretty cool.
-Really?- Yeah, last year that was really cool.
And some really famous Iranian rapper came and rapped.
– What’s your favorite track to karaoke to?
– 212, Azaelia Banks.
– 212, do you wanna give us a little rendition?
嘿 我就是答案 伴奏声起我将跳起来
♫ I can be the answer, I’m ready to dance when the vamp up.
♫ And when I hit that dip get your camera.
♫ You could see I been that (beep) since the Pamper
♫ And that I am that young sis the beacon
♫ The (beep) who wants to compete and
Okay I’m gonna stop there.
哦 我的天 唱的真好
– Oh my god, that was awesome!
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