SOAS University of London

External Engagement and Public Affairs (EEPA)

Events Management

The Events team provides event management support on all aspects of event delivery. We can also assist in a consultancy capacity on a range of areas as mentioned below.

Events Team at SOAS have the following core principles:

  • To deliver memorable experiences to diverse stakeholders
  • To enhance goodwill towards SOAS
  • To raise the profile of SOAS through on-campus, local and virtual events
  • To increase the rates of audience engagement with SOAS

The team is responsible for the delivery of a wide range of events including:

  • Recruitment and Conversion Events: These include the Open Days, Insight Days, Taster Days, Webinars, Teachers' Conference, etc
  • School-wide Large Events: These include planning and delivery of Graduation and Welcome Week
  • Public Engagement Events: There include initiatives like Bloomsbury Festival, SOAS Music Concert Series, A world turned upside down Public Lecture Series

The team also is the home of SOAS Student Ambassadors and SOAS Merchandise and provide a consultancy service to all SOAS departments who require support with the delivery of their events.


Payal Gaglani-Bhatt 
Head of Events
Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4073 

Michael Butler
Events Officer (interim)
Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4013

Thomas White
Events Officer
Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4933 

You can also follow us on Twitter @SOASEvents