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SOAS Director co-leads initiative to close BAME attainment gap in universities

Baroness Valerie Amos, Director of SOAS, and Amatey Doku, Vice President for Higher Education at the NUS, Universities UK (UUK)  and the National Union of Students (NUS) have been working with universities and students since June 2018 to tackle the disparity in the proportion of ‘top degrees’ (first or a 2:1 degree) achieved by white students and BAME students.

2nd May 2019

Opportunity for a recent graduate to work in the university fundraising sector

Recent graduates, or students who are set to graduate this year, with at least a 2:1 in their discipline are eligible to apply for the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Europe Graduate Trainee Scheme, a paid programme that provides entry-level careers in fundraising for recent graduates.

25th February 2015

Professor Paul Webley CBE, SOAS Director Director of SOAS awarded CBE for Services to Higher Education in New Year’s Honours

Professor Paul Webley, Director of SOAS, University of London, has been awarded a CBE for Services to Higher Education in the 2015 New Year’s Honours list, recognising his work as the leader of a renowned specialist institution, as an eminent economic psychologist, as a member and chair of many influential bodies in higher education and as champion of specialised research and freedom of speech.

30th December 2014

SOAS recognised for advancing gender equality

SOAS, along with just four other universities in the UK, has been awarded a ‘Bronze level’ institutional charter mark by the Equality Challenge Unit (ECU) for progress made in advancing gender equality in arts, humanities and social sciences in higher education.

5th September 2014

School appoints new Secretary

SOAS, University of London has formally appointed Chris Ince as its new Secretary, responsible for ensuring the effective governance of the School.

8th August 2014

Graham Furniss Professor Graham Furniss awarded OBE

Professor Graham Furniss, Pro-Director for Research and Enterprise at SOAS, University of London, has been awarded an OBE for services to higher education and scholarship in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list, published on Saturday 15 June.

15th June 2013

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