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Freedom of Information Publication Scheme: Guide to Information - Our Policies and Procedures

This section of the Publication Scheme covers current written protocols, policies and procedures for delivering services and responsibilities. 

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. Policies and Procedures for Conducting SOAS Business

Charter and Standing Orders
SOAS's charter, standing orders and annexes


Finance Documents
SOAS's Financial Regulations and other financial procedures


Information Compliance
Policies, procedures and guidance for Data Protection, Freedom of Information, records management and intellectual property


IT Policies and Procedures
IT policies, procedures and guidance for students and staff


Strategies, Policy Documents and Procedures
General SOAS strategies, policies and procedures

2. Policies and Procedures Relating to Academic Services

Degree Regulations and Applications


Examiners' Resources
Forms and procedures for examiners


Undergraduate Handbook 
Regulations, procedures and guidance for undergraduate students


Postgraduate Taught Masters Handbook
Regulations, procedures and guidance for taught postgraduate students


Postgraduate Research Handbook
Regulations, procedures and guidance for research students


For policies and procedures relating to academic quality and standards, see What Our Priorities Are and How We Are Doing

3. Policies and Procedures Relating to Honorary Degrees

SOAS Calendar
Information about recipients of honorary degrees and fellowships


Charter and Standing Orders
Includes the terms of reference of Honorary Degrees and Fellowships Committee


Honorary Degrees and Fellowships
Information about recipients and procedures


Honorary Fellows
Information about honorary fellows 


University of London Governance (University of London website)
The conferral of honorary degrees is subject to the regulations of the University of London

4. Polices and Procedures Relating to Student Services

Access Agreement
Access agreement submitted to the Office for Fair Access


Admissions
Information for prospective students, admissions requirements and procedures for applying to SOAS


SOAS Library
Includes procedures for access to and use of the Library

Scholarships and Bursaries
Information and procedures on applying for scholarships and bursaries


Strategies, Policy Documents and Procedures
Includes admissions policies


Student Disciplinary Procedure


Student Grievance Procedure


Student Advice and Wellbeing
Information and procedures relating to student services (Counselling Service, Student Disability Office, Student Welfare Office etc)


Undergraduate Handbook 
Regulations, procedures and guidance for undergraduate students


Postgraduate Taught Masters Handbook
Regulations, procedures and guidance for taught postgraduate students


Postgraduate Research Handbook
Regulations, procedures and guidance for research students

5. Policies and Procedures Relating to Human Resources 

SOAS Charter and Standing Orders
Includes standing orders relating to academic staff dismissal, discipline and grievance


Equal Opportunity Policies


Human Resources Policies and Procedures


Staff Development


Strategies, Policy Documents and Procedures
Includes SOAS's Whistleblowing Policy, Code of Conduct for Media Activities and other policies relevant to staff

6. Policies and Procedures Relating to Recruitment

Recruitment and Selection
Recruitment and selection policies, procedures and guidance


Vacancies
Current vacancies and information for job applicants

7. Code of Conduct for Members of Governing Body

Charter and Standing Orders: Annex XIX: Corporate Governance and Register of Interests


Charter and Standing Orders: Annex XXI: Governing Body Membership


Financial Regulations and Procedures
Includes procedures relating to the Register of Interests of Members of Governing Body and Governing Body committees

8. Equality and Diversity

Equality and Diversity Office
Information about equality and diversity at SOAS, including equal opportunity policies, the Disability Equality Scheme and the Equality and Diversity Statement

9. Health and Safety

Health and Safety
Health and safety at SOAS, including policies and procedures

10. Estate and Facilities Management

Centenary Masterplan


Conference Office
Includes terms and conditions and procedures for room booking


Disposal of IT Equipment and Packaging 


Estates and Infrastructure Strategy


Estates and Services Department


Financial Strategy


Strategies, Policy Documents and Procedures
Includes SOAS's environmental policies

11. Complaints Policies

Freedom of Information, Environmental Information and Data Protection Appeal Procedures
Procedures for internal appeals relating to requests under the Freedom of Information Act, the Environmental Information Regulations and the Data Protection Act


Public Complaints Procedure


Publication Scheme: Guide to Information - Feedback and Complaints
Procedures for feedback and complaints about SOAS's implementation of the model publication scheme


Student Grievance Procedure


Staff complaints procedures: see Policies and Procedures Relating to Human Resources

12. Records Management and Personal Data Policies

Collections Management Policy
Policy relating to the management of art, artefacts, archives and manuscripts


Information Compliance
Policies, procedures and guidance on Data Protection, Freedom of Information, records management and intellectual property


IT Policies and Procedures

12. Research Policies and Strategies

Committees
Includes links to information about Research Committee and faculty research committees


Intellectual Property
Guidance and procedures on intellectual property


Research Office
Research applications and procedures


Research Strategy


Services for Business and Government
Includes information on briefings, consultancy and other third stream activities


Statement on Ethics


Policies and procedures relating to academic quality and standards: see What Our Priorities Are and How We Are Doing

13. Charging Regimes and Policies

Admission to the Library
Includes information on charges for Library membership


Library Services
Includes information on charges for photocopying, fines etc


Publication Scheme: Guide to Information - Ordering Copies
Charges for information covered by this publication scheme


Requesting Access to Personal Data
Information on the fee for submitting a Data Protection request


Submitting a Freedom of Information or Environmental Information Request
Includes information on charges applicable to Freedom of Information and Environmental Information requests


Tuition Fees

Last updated December 2008