SOAS University of London



The SOAS Communications team is responsible for developing and communicating the School’s news through a range of external and internal channels. These include media, internal communications, the SOAS website, corporate publications and social media.

Who we are

Head of Communications

Rob Read

Communications Manager

Vesna Siljanovska

Communications Officer (External Comms)

Jessica Salter

Communications Officer (Internal Comms)

Melissa Garrick

Corporate publications

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The Communication team produces the SOAS calendar and the Annual Report. If you are a member of staff and would like to request copies, email

Internal communication

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We are responsible for communicating important information to all staff through the weekly SOAS News Bulletin and our internal Communications notice boards. Read more.

Media enquiries

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Our experts are available to comment on a issues across politics, culture and languages, development and the diaspora related to Asia, Africa and the Middle East. If you are journalist contacting us call +44 (0)20 7898 4135 or +44 (0) 7898 4929 or email 

SOAS press releases

View our latest news. If you are a journalists following up a news story that you have received, please contact the Comms team. If you are a member of staff and would like to submit a news item, email

Social media

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We manage our central social media channels across Facebook (SOAS, University of London), Twitter (@SOAS) and YouTube (SOAS, University of London). If you are member of SOAS staff and are looking to launch a new channel for your Department, please contact for our guidance notes.

Filming enquiries

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If you are contacting us to enquire about filming at SOAS, please complete our filming request form. Please allow up to five working days for us to respond. We regret we are unable to facilitate filming requests with less than seven working days notice.