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The Directorate is one of the School's nine groupings of Professional and Support Services and is headed by the Secretary, who reports to the Registrar. 

As well as providing central management, guidance and co-ordination for the School’s activities, the Directorate provides a number of central services in specialist areas: equality and diversity, information compliance, governance, secretariat management and committees, and student grievance and disciplinary cases.

Equality and Diversity

The Diversity Advisor provides advice and support on all equality issues, including those covered by legislation i.e. age, disability, ethnicity/race, gender, religion/faith/belief, sexual identity and sexual orientation.

Information Compliance

This area, led by the Information Compliance Manager, is concerned with ensuring that SOAS complies with information legislation such as Data Protection, Freedom of Information, copyright and related areas, and that the School's records and archives are managed effectively. 

Secretariat and Governance

Directorate services in this area are led by the Secretariat Manager, who is supported by the Secretariat Officer, and include responsibility for committees and the School's governance structures, such as SOAS's Charter and Standing Orders. 

Student Grievances and Disciplinary Cases

Information on the School's complaints and disciplinary procedures for students.


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