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Opportunity for a recent graduate to work in the university fundraising sector

Recent graduates, or students who are set to graduate this year, with at least a 2:1 in their discipline are eligible to apply for the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Europe Graduate Trainee Scheme, a paid programme that provides entry-level careers in fundraising for recent graduates.

25th February 2015

SOAS music student receives acclaim for original composition

Philip Alexander, PhD student in SOAS’ highly regarded Department of Music, has received acclaim for an original score he and his band, Moishe’s Bagel, composed to accompany a 1930s Soviet propaganda film ‘Salt for Svanetia.’

19th February 2015

SOAS programme trains future leaders of Bangladesh

Six promising young leaders from Bangladesh are currently resident at SOAS as they have been selected to take part in the pilot year of the School’s Future Leaders of Bangladesh programme – a bespoke three week course developed by academics Mr Sham Qayyum and Professor Werner Menski in conjunction with the School’s Research and Enterprise Office.

12th February 2015

Dr Hettie Elgood MBE Recognition for SOAS Asian Art expert and advocate in New Year’s Honours

Dr Heather Elgood, Course Director of SOAS’ Postgraduate Diploma in Asian Art, has been awarded an MBE for 'Services to Higher Education and the Arts’ in the 2015 New Year’s Honours list. Since 1988 Dr Elgood has developed and run the Diploma, which has long been recognised for its excellence. 

30th December 2014

World leading research of SOAS’ Faculty of Arts and Humanities recognised in REF

The research of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at SOAS, University of London has been recognised in the UK’s top quartile for research in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework.

18th December 2014

SOAS and Birkbeck announced as newest members of influential Arts and Humanities Consortium

SOAS, University of London and Birkbeck, University of London have been announced as the newest members of the Consortium for the Humanities and the Arts South-East England (CHASE), a research organisation that already has several other leading research universities as members.

11th December 2014

toumaniandsidiki Album produced by SOAS academic nominated at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards

Dr Lucy Durán, Senior Lecturer in African Music, has produced an album that has been announced as a nominee in the ‘Best World Music Album’ category of the 57th Annual Grammy Awards.

10th December 2014

Emmon Bach Tribute to Emmon Bach

The Linguistics Department is deeply saddened to announce that Professor Emmon Bach (1929-2014) passed away on 28 November in Oxford.

9th December 2014

Online registration now open for popular SOAS Academic Summer School

Students can now register online to take part in the SOAS Academic Summer School 2015 programme. This year, Summer School has increased the number of courses it provides to 20 spread across five broad academic themes.

8th December 2014

Construction at Senate House North Block begins with installation of the innovative rainwater harvester

Construction on Senate House North Block has begun in earnest with work on one of the most innovative features of the re-development, a rainwater harvester, signalling the start of a project.

5th December 2014

Interfaith music and dance festival seeks artists

The COEXIST Interfaith Music Festival is entering its fourth year and is looking to sign up artists from various faith and interfaith backgrounds who wish to perform their music and/or dance at the festival to be held in the Brunei Gallery on 30 March 2015.

25th November 2014

Timon Screech SOAS scholar elected as a member of Academia Europaea

Timon Screech, Professor of the History of Art, has accepted an invitation to become a member of the Academia Europaea (The Academy of Europe).

17th November 2014

SOAS student playwright’s production on Olaudah Equiano to cap off Black History Month season at historic National Trust venue

SOAS student Adam Tulloch, BA History, will be directing his original piece entitled Olaudah Equiano, The Enslaved African from 26-29 November at the National Trust’s Sutton House in east London.

4th November 2014

SOAS student’s research into Saharawi culture forms new British Library collection

Violeta Ruano, a SOAS PhD student in Ethnomusicology, has been conducting research into Saharawi culture and politics for almost three years and has recently had her work adapted into a British Library collection.

30th October 2014

SOAS alumnus Nick Mulvey up for a second Mercury Prize

Former SOAS student Nick Mulvey, BA Music Studies, has been nominated for the 2014 Mercury Prize for his first solo album First Mind.

30th October 2014

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