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Study Abroad/JYA at SOAS

Orientation January 2014

Your Orientation, Sunday 5th January

The January 2014 orientation for all new Study Abroad and exchange students will take place on Sunday 5th January. Attendance is compulsory for all students.

The day will start at 10.15am prompt. Sophie will be there to welcome you all to SOAS and talk you through how to register for classes, set-up your SOAS email accounts, join the library and students' union and much more. There will be presentations by Dr Shabnum Tejani (the academic advisor for Study Abroad students) and representatives from Student Services, and there will be an opportunity for you to meet current SOAS students.  

Orientation is also a chance for you to meet other new students and for us to answer all of your questions about SOAS so it is essential that you attend. If for some reason you miss orientation (for example, because of a delayed flight) then you must go and see Sophie on Monday, 6th January instead. You will find her in the Student Recruitment and Admissions Office in room G1 (just behind the main reception desk at Russell Square).

Orientation schedule

9:30 - 9:45Meet in lobby of Dinwiddy House for guided walk to Russell Square (optional)
10:15 - 11:00Orientation begins!
Registration, tea and coffee. During this time enrolment will take place for those students that can enrol.
11:00The SOAS Study Abroad Programme (with Sophie MacLeod)
11:45Tour of Russell Square campus
12:30Lunch (at a local restaurant)
13:45Academic differences: studying in the U.K (with Dr Shabnum Tejani)
14:15SOAS Student Services (with Alison Barty)
14:45Question and answer session with SOAS students
15:30Finish

How to find us

Registration and enrolment will take place in the Brunei Suite, and all other meetings will take place in the Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre. Both of these rooms are in the Brunei Gallery at the Russell Square campus (there is a link to a campus map at the top of this page).

Enrolling at SOAS

If you have already paid your fees before orientation (or are an exchange student and do not have fees), you will be able to enrol as a SOAS student on arrival. You must bring your passport and proof of payment (e.g. your receipt, or a letter from your home school if they are paying your fees) with you in order to enrol.
If you have not paid your fees before orientation then we will arrange an appointment for you to enrol during the first week of term.

At orientation you will receive information about:

  • How to enrol and register for classes
  • Assessment for Study Abroad and Exchange students
  • Your SOAS email account and IT services
  • Welfare services
  • Employment and Careers
  • Clubs and Societies
  • The Students’ Union and sports and leisure facilities
  • You will also have a chance to meet your support staff