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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

Admissions
Information for prospective students, how to apply, prospectuses etc

2. Academic Programmes

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


Departments
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


Registry


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


Events


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


News


Outreach at SOAS


SOAS and the Community


SOAS in London
Services to and links with the London community


Visitors
Information for visitors to SOAS


Widening Participation 

Last updated December 2008