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SOAS Department of Development Studies achieves excellent levels of student satisfaction

97% of the Department’s final year SOAS students say they were satisfied with the overall quality of their course, an improvement of 4% on 2013.  

Particularly high rates of satisfaction were achieved for teaching (97%), up 6% and access to learning resources (93%), up 7%.  

12th August 2014

SOAS student satisfaction remains at highest level since National Student Survey began

88% of final year SOAS students say they were satisfied with the overall quality of their course, 2% above the sector average. Satisfaction with access to learning resources rose to 90%, putting the university in the top quartile.Top rankings in the UK achieved by Africa and Near and Middle East and Asian Studies, with Development Studies in second place and the Department of Finance and Management Studies ranked fourth.

12th August 2014

SOAS’ first MOOC brings together over 40,000 students to learn together online

Around 40,000 students from all over the world registered for SOAS’ first ever MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) entitled ‘Understanding Research Methods’.

12th August 2014

Current Information on Christians in Iraq

Dr Erica Hunter, Senior Lecturer in Eastern Christianity, provides current information on Christians and other minorities in Iraq via a news article and a BBC interview.

12th August 2014

Bisma Clearing 2014 Clearing - your stories

Bisma Mahmood – Law
‘Studying law at SOAS has so far been a truly memorable experience’

11th August 2014

SOAS’ Leadership Development Programme hosts 30 students from Hong Kong

SOAS, University of London was recently visited by a group of 30 students from the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) who were in the UK taking part in SOAS Enterprise Office’s Leadership Development Programme. 

11th August 2014

SOAS Graduation 2014: President's speech

Graça Machel, renowned stateswoman and President of SOAS, University of London, combined global vision with personal warmth when she addressed the 2014 SOAS Graduation Ceremonies. Her speech is reproduced here, with her kind permission.

11th August 2014

Chris Ince School appoints new Secretary

SOAS, University of London has formally appointed Chris Ince as its new Secretary, responsible for ensuring the effective governance of the School.

8th August 2014

SOAS President Graça Machel champions social justice at vibrant Graduation Ceremonies

Global stateswoman and renowned humanitarian Graça Machel gave an inspirational President’s speech at the 2014 graduation ceremonies of SOAS, University of London, in which she called for worldwide education for women and the end of gender based violence.

8th August 2014

Dr Ruba Salih to lead SOAS team as partner to EU funded Power2Youth project

Dr Ruba Salih leads SOAS team as partner to EU funded project Power2Youth from March 2014-2017

7th August 2014

SOAS academic presents new book on life and legacy of Khomeini

Professor Arshin Adib-Moghaddam has edited a new book on the late Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the man who led the 1979 Iranian Revolution, which resulted in his appointment as Iran’s Supreme Leader, a position he held until his death in 1989. The book has received favourable media coverage in Iran and beyond, most notably on the BBC Persian website.  

7th August 2014

Pentecostal Christianity and its impact on development to be explored at SOAS conference

A conference at SOAS, University of London will explore the substantial rise of Pentecostal Christianity in developing countries and its implications for politics, social relations, inter-religious affairs, gender roles, and economics.

5th August 2014

Another successful year for the SOAS Academic Summer School

The SOAS Academic Summer School 2014 built on the success of last year and doubled student figures. This year's intake of students attended nine courses, covering areas such as development, politics, migration, Jawi, culture and society, law and Arabic.

5th August 2014

Major funding from Wolfson Foundation for SOAS campus expansion plans and research scholarships

Three quarters of a million pounds has been granted to SOAS, University of London, by the Wolfson Foundation.

4th August 2014

SOAS in the media Friday 1 August

A round up of this week's news coverage.

1st August 2014

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