SOAS University of London

Careers Service

Statement of Service

SOAS Careers Service

Welcome to SOAS Careers Service - one of The Careers Group, University of London's network of locally provided college careers services. We are the dedicated point of contact for career management needs of all SOAS clients as defined below.

To view the complete Statement of Service for The Careers Group, our parent body, please visit their website.

Who can use the SOAS Careers Service?

You can use the SOAS Careers Service if you are:

  • a current full-time student at SOAS
  • a part-time student of SOAS following a college-accredited degree or post-graduate programme of study lasting at least one academic year
  • a graduate of SOAS who has registered with the Careers Service

What we offer you

  • Employability talks, workshops and courses and coaching sessions, delivered by employers and careers consultants. Visit our events page for details.
  • One-to-one guidance and longer careers discussions with professional careers consultants who will help you to develop your own strategies for dealing with your situation.
  • One-to-one CV checking with our Application Advisers and/or Careers Consultants.
  • Practice interviews. If you have been invited to a real interview, a Practice Interview with a consultant will allow you to experience a real interview situation, get feedback on your performance and tips on how to improve.
  • Aptitude tests and personality questionnaires.
  • Access to college careers fairs, and and those organised by CoSector (the annual London Graduate Fair, Postgraduate Study Fair and Spring Graduate Fair)
  • Access to a range of, predominantly online, vacancy services.
  • An information room containing information on job-seeking skills, and post-graduate study and specialist professional training, in a mix of digital and paper formats.
  • Internet access for careers usage. For example to search MySOAS Student or to update your CV. 
  • Sign posting to other specialist agencies within or outside the college.

About our team

Our team consists of the Head of Careers, Careers Consultants, Guidance & Applicaton Advisers, Information Manager, Employer Engagement Manager, Internships, Placements and Volunteering Officer, and a Graduate Intern.

We are here to help and advise you on how to use the service and information resources as well as providing a programme of workshops, fairs, employer and alumni events. In addition we co-ordinate local vacancies for CareersZONE. The Careers Consultants will advise you on a one to one basis and help you develop your skills whatever stage you’re at in planning your future.  

How to provide us with feedback

Client feedback, both positive and negative, underpins continuous, quality improvement of our service and is vital to us.  To give us feedback, either visit us in person or visit our feedback page

In the first instance any complaint should be made to an appropriate member of staff. If you are unwilling or feel unable to approach a member of staff, you should raise the matter with the Head of the SOAS Careers Service. Please contact a member of staff if you would like further clarification.  

Diversity and accessibility

SOAS Careers Service subscribes to The Careers Group standard of service for the provision of services for users with disabilities. Please ask our staff if you need assistance to enable you to use our facilities and services more effectively.

Contact information & opening times

For details on how to contact us and our opening times, please visit our contact us page.

How to book an appointment

If you would like to book a guidance appointment, CV Check, Practice Interview or Careers Discussion, please visit our careers advice page for full details.