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Freedom of Information Publication Scheme: Guide to Information - What Our Priorities Are & How We Are Doing

This section of the Publication Scheme covers strategies and plans, performance indicators, audits, inspections and reviews.

The list below provides a guide to the information published by SOAS which falls within this part of the Publication Scheme. Information is available in electronic form via the SOAS website unless otherwise indicated. For information on how to obtain copies of documents published by SOAS under the Publication Scheme and the charges which apply, see Ordering Copies.

1. Annual Report

Annual Reports

2. Corporate and Business Plans

Mission Statement


Strategies, Policy Documents and Procedures
Includes links to SOAS's Vision and Strategy for the Centennial and its sub-strategies


IT Strategy (draft)

3. Learning and Teaching Strategy

Learning and Teaching Strategy

4. Academic Quality and Standards

Annual Programme Review
Annual programme review procedures.


Learning and Teaching Quality Committee
Information about the committee and its predecessor, Learning and Teaching Policy Committee


Programme Approval Procedures


Programme Specifications
Procedures for preparing programme specifications. For individual programme specifications, see the information about degree programmes on the web pages SOAS's Academic Departments.


Quality Audit and Assurance
SOAS's quality audit and assurance procedures.


Student Evaluation of Courses Procedures

5. External Review Information and Government/Regulatory Reports

See Academic Quality and Standards for information on SOAS's annual monitoring and review procedures and programme approval and review.


Access Agreement
Access agreement submitted to the Office for Fair Access 


Bar Council (Bar Council website) and Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA website)
Undergraduate law courses at SOAS are recognised by the Bar Council and the Solicitors Regulation Authority for the purpose of the completion of the academic stage of legal training. See their websites for further information about their accreditation procedures.


Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA website)
Statistical information including performance indicators


Quality Audit and Assurance Agency (QAA website)
Includes reports of reviews of SOAS by the QAA


Research Assessment Exercise
SOAS information about the RAE and SOAS's RAE results.


Research Assessment Exercise (RAE website)


Unistats (Unistats website)
Information on teaching quality from the National Students Survey and the Higher Education Statistics Agency

6. Corporate Relations

Careers Service
Includes information on services for employers


Services for Business and Government
Information about SOAS services including briefings and consultancy, language training and the conference facilities.

Last updated December 2008