Documents and Forms
Internal Event Request Form
If you would like to register for any Staff Development events held at SOAS.
Staff Development Online Booking Form
Application for Funding - External Events
To apply for funding for an external event, complete this form and send it to the Staff Development Office, along with any supporting documents (e.g. event programme and payment details). You will need to obtain agreement from your Line Manager before you apply.
Application For Funding: External Event - Online VersionThis can be completed online but will need a signature from yourself, support from your Line Manager, and their signature.
Application for Funding Form - Accredited Courses
To apply for funding for an accredited course you will need to complete this form and send it to Staff Development Office. Agreement from your Line Manager must be obtained in advance.
Application for Funding: Accredited Qualification - Online VersionComplete this version of the Accredited Qualification Form online, print it off, sign and return to us with the necessary supporting documentation. You will need your line manager's supporting statement and signature too.
External Event Evaluation & Progress Report Form
You must complete this form after attending an external event and return it to the Staff Development Office.
External Event Evaluation and Progress Report Form Online VersionThis form must be completed and returned to the Staff Development Office upon completion of an external event.
General Expenses Claim Form
Use this form to claim reimbursement for any expenses incurred during an event funded by Staff Development. Please keep any relevant receipts and proof of purchase in order to claim your money back.
SOAS Mentee Application Form (Professional Services Staff)
This form is for members of the Professional Services staff who are interested in having a mentor.
Policies, Procedures and Guidelines
SDR Scheme Note
The Staff Development and Review Scheme was updated in October 2009 to include all staff not on probation.
Staff Development and Review (SDR) Forms Appendix B
There are three forms to be completed as part of the SDR Scheme.
SDR Briefing Session Handout
Preparation for Role Holders Handout
For new academic members of staff and their mentors.
GTA Training Scheme
SOAS Observation Record GTA
SOAS Observation Record Teaching Probation
Guidelines for the Peer Observation of Teaching (POT) Scheme
For information on how the scheme works.
Peer Observation of Teaching (POT) Record
This form should be returned to Staff Development on completion of the Peer Observation of Teaching (POT).
Best Practice for Peer Observation of Teaching (POT)
For additional information about Peer Observation of Teaching (POT) and how to get the most from this scheme, including additional observation templates.
Possible Learning Activities
Handbooks, Checklists and Leaflets
Fee Remission Guidelines
Staff Development PolicyStaff development aims to support as many members of staff as possible in their professional and career development. All requests to attend a course or event, and for funding, should relate to current or predicted job roles.
Induction Checklist for New Staff
Please fill in this check-list and inform your Line Manager when it is complete. Then sign and return it to the Staff Development Office.
Induction Checklist for Managers
To help line managers effectively induct new members of staff.
Health and Safety Leaflet
All staff, students and visitors are required to comply with the health and safety procedures of the School.