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Freedom of Information Publication Scheme: Guide to Information - The Services We Offer

This section of the Publication Scheme covers information about the services which SOAS offers.

The following list 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. Services for Prospective Students

Information for prospective students, how to apply, prospectuses etc

2. Academic Programmes

Web pages of SOAS's regional and interdisciplinary centres, including information about degree programmes and courses

Web pages of SOAS's academic departments, including information about degree programmes and courses

3. Services for Students and Staff 

Administration and Services
Information about SOAS's service departments

Careers Service

Current Students
Information and services for current students

Human Resources Department

Learning and Teaching Unit
Learning and teaching support for students and staff

SOAS Library

Note on the availability of material in the SOAS Library:

  • Items held in the SOAS Library (including archives and manuscripts in the Special Collections Reading Room) are available for inspection on-site, subject to the Library's rules governing access: see Admission to the Library and Archives and Manuscripts for further details. Some archives in the custody of Special Collections may be closed for personal data reasons or other reasons which would lead to them being exempt from release under the Freedom of Information Act. The Library does not undertake detailed research for enquirers. If you are unable to visit to conduct your research in person, you can appoint an independent researcher to do so for you on payment of a fee to be agreed with you. Lists of independent researchers are available on the websites of the Association of Genealogists and Researchers in Archives and the National Archives. The purpose of their research is to discover whether SOAS holds the information you seek and to obtain a copy or prepare a summary of it for you. 

New Students
Information for new students: enrolment, orientation etc


Student Advice and Wellbeing
Includes information about the Student Counselling Service, Student Disability Office, Student Welfare Office, health, chaplaincy

SOAS Students' Union
The Students' Union is a legally separate entity which is not covered by the Freedom of Information Act.

4. Services for Researchers

Archives and Manuscripts
Information about archives and manuscripts in the SOAS Library: see Services for Students and Staff regarding access.

SOAS Archives Catalogue

SOAS Library
See Services for Students and Staff regarding access

SOAS Library Catalogue 

Research Office

SOAS Research Online
SOAS's open-access research repository

5. Alumni and Development

Alumni and Development
Services for alumni, development and fundraising

SOAS Alumni Online Community
Website aimed at SOAS alumni

6. Outreach Services

Services for Business and Government
Includes information about briefings, consultancy, third stream activities, and conference facilities


Marketing, Publications and Print Department
Information about SOAS publications, media relations, website administration, event management etc.


Outreach at SOAS

SOAS and the Community

SOAS in London
Services to and links with the London community

Information for visitors to SOAS

Widening Participation

Last updated December 2008