SOAS has a number of programmes which aim to interest and widen participation of pupils from local schools in higher education.
a. SOAS is one of six London universities to participate in the Focus on Higher Education project which recruits and trains students to increase aspirations of school pupils who have no family background in higher education.
b. SOAS participates in University of London summer schools aimed at encouraging sixth formers to enter higher education.
c. SOAS works with city colleges of further education to include topics of current political and policy interest in the curriculum.
d. SOAS has established a bridging course to provide extra support for access students entering the School.
e. SOAS arranges Open Days and events for London schools to encourage participation and student recruitment.
Examples of activities especially designed for Schools include:
i. the recruitment of student ambassadors and mentors to facilitate pupil interest and participation;
ii. the organisation of Open Days;
iii. arrangements of school visits and lectures for pupils in London schools.