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Department of Politics and International Studies

Student Welfare and Personal Advisors

Undergraduate Welfare Tutor and Personal Advisors

The Welfare Tutor and Personal Advisors are two resources in the Department of Politics and International Studies designed to help students with life both in and out of the classroom.

The Welfare Tutor’s role is to provide support to students experiencing personal, social and/or academic problems that are affecting their academic studies and performance. The Welfare Tutor can provide advice and offer referrals related to a range of welfare services provided by SOAS to deal with issues such as workload and time management; personal stress and anxiety, and discrimination. In keeping with the School’s policy on the respect of personal privacy, the Welfare Tutor will deal with students’ concerns in confidence.

Every academic year, undergraduate students in the Department are assigned a Personal Advisor. The Personal Advisor’s role is to discuss the student’s academic progress, provide support and advice on how to deal with academic challenges and difficulties a student may encounter at SOAS.  Students are encouraged to visit their personal advisors during the second week of each term.  Regular meetings with your Personal Advisor over the course of your time at SOAS will ensure that Personal Advisors can provide you with the best academic advice possible.  

Learn more on what you can expect from your personal advisors.

First year students can access the name and contact details of their personal advisors here: http://goo.gl/0SgbJP

Second year students can access the name and contact details of their personal advisors here: http://goo.gl/xcRVeN

Third year students can access the name and contact details of their personal advisors here: http://goo.gl/6AB2vR

Contacts:
Welfare Tutor

Dr. Carlo Bonura, Welfare Tutor, Politics and International Studies
E-mail: cb84@soas.ac.uk
Room: 4410
Tel: 020 7898 4617

Undergraduate Tutor and Undergraduate Year Tutors 
  • Dr Arshin Adib-Moghaddam- UG Tutor
  • Dr Banu Bargu, First Year Tutor
  • Dr Tom Young, Second Year Tutor
  • Dr Matthew Eagleton-Pierce, Third Year Tutor
Postgraduate Tutor and Postgraduate Programme Convenors
  • Dr Dafydd Fell, Postgraduate Tutor
  • Professor Charles Tripp, Programme Convenor, MSc Middle East Politics, Term One; Programme Convenor, MSc in Comparative Political Thought Term One
  • Professor Laleh Khalili- Programme Convenor, MSc Middle East Politics, Terms Two and Three
  • Dr Mark Laffey- Programme Convenor, MSc in International Politics
  • Dr Matthew Nelson- Programme Convenor, MSc in Comparative Political Thought Terms Two and Three; Programme Convenor, MRes.
  • Dr Enze Han - Programme Convenor, MSc Asian Politics
  • Dr Tat Yan Kong- Programme Convenor, MSc State, Society and Development
  • Dr Leslie Vinjamuri - Programme Convenor, MSc Conflict, Rights  and Justice, Term One
  • Dr Stephen Hopgood- Programme Convenor, MSc Conflict, Rights and Justice, Term Two
  • Dr Yuka Kobayashi- Programme Convenor, MSc Politics of China
  • Dr Phil Clark- Programme Convenor, MSc Politics of Africa