SOAS University of London

Development, Alumni and External Engagement Directorate


Philanthropic donations and other support from alumni and friends of SOAS bring multiple benefits to the life and work of the School. Such support can help create additional learning resources, enhance academic and social facilities, and provide scholarships to ensure that we continue to attract the best students from diverse backgrounds.

SOAS has launched Questions worth asking, the first major fundraising campaign in its 100 year history. The Development Team is keen to work with academics and professional stafff to help engage with alumni, create compelling funding proposals, and provide stewardship for philanthropic gifts.

The Development team, supported by the Development Operations team, builds relationships to secure transformational philanthropic funding for SOAS's key projects helping to provide world-class facilities, and attract leading academics and a diverse and talented student body.

SOAS seeks and accepts philanthropic gifts in accordance with the CASE (Council for Advancement and Support of Education) guidelines: CASE Europe - Ethical Principles Behind the Acceptance of Gifts. SOAS has in place a Gift Acceptance Procedure, and a Gift Acceptance Record.

SOAS is registered with the Fundraising Regulator, the independent regulator of charitable fundraising. SOAS commits to being clear, honest, open and respectful when fundraising and adheres to the Fundraising Promise.

If, for any reason, you feel that SOAS has failed to uphold these standards please see SOAS’ Fundraising Complaints Procedure which outlines how you can make a complaint.

Harris Laspas
Acting Head of Development and Alumni Engagement
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7898 4104