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Research Students Society

Research Students' Association

The SOAS Research Students' Association (RSA) is the organisation that represents all Doctoral Researchers at SOAS. Its Committee consists of an elected post of the President and 5 Board Members.

The RSA ensures the students voices are heard on the issues that concern them and that students are aware of all the initiatives taken in relation to the doctoral experience. The RSA has members on the Doctoral School Management Group , working closely with the Doctoral School and the SOAS Student Union.

In addition to its representative functions, the RSA organises a variety of academic, social and entertainment events, during the year.

If you have any concerns then please contact one of the RSA Officers ( for the year.

Copies of the Minutes from RSA meetings can be found in the Research Students' Common Room (available to SOAS PhD candidates only).

President for 2021/22: Jenni Schofield

Board Members for 2021/22:
Amber Lakhani

Pei-Shan Huang

Mark Womersley

Contact details

Twitter: @SoasRSA