SOAS University of London

Applicants with criminal convictions

Disclosure date: 28 March 2014

Reference: FOI2014/034


Could I please be advised how many applicants for courses at your university, from January 1 2011 to December 31 2011, and, January 1 2012 to December 31 2012, have declared one or more criminal convictions?

Could this information be broken down by:

Courses applied for
Number and type of conviction
If applicants had convictions did they receive an offer from your university?

Do you have policies in place on how to handle applications made by those with previous criminal convictions? If so, please provide a copy.


Please see the attached spreadsheet.

There is no policy on handling applicants with criminal convictions, as none of our programmes fall into a category requiring a CRB check.