Who we are and what we do:
The Legal & Governance Directorate is one of the School's eight groupings of Professional and Support Services and is headed by the Director of Legal & Governance, who reports to the COO.
As well as providing central management, guidance and co-ordination for the School’s activities, the Legal & Governance Directorate provides a number of central services in specialist areas: equality and diversity, information compliance, governance, secretariat management and committees, as well as student grievance and disciplinary cases
Equality and Diversity:
The Diversity and Inclusion Manager provides advice and support on all equality issues, including those covered by legislation i.e. age, disability, ethnicity/race, gender, religion/faith/belief, sexual identity and sexual orientation. More about Equality and Diversity
This area, led by the Information Compliance Manager, is concerned with ensuring that SOAS complies with information legislation such as Data Protection, Freedom of Information, copyright and related areas, and that the School's records and archives are managed effectively.
More about Information Compliance.
Services in this area are led by the Head of Governance who is supported by the Governance & Project Officer, and includes responsibility for committees and the School's governance structures, such as SOAS's Charter and Standing Orders.