Research Students' Association
The SOAS Research Students' Association (RSA) is the organisation that represents all Doctoral Researchers at SOAS. Its Committee consists of one representative from each year of study on every doctoral programme (which means 48 representatives from 16 programmes). The Committee elects the Secretary and the Treasurer while the President post is elected within the SOAS Students' Union elections.
The RSA has two members on the Doctoral School Management Group who make sure that 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 also represents Doctoral Researchers to the SOAS Student Union.
In addition to its representative functions, the RSA has editorial responsibility for a lively student journal (the SOAS Journal of Postgraduate Research), and organises a variety of academic and entertainment events, during the year.
If you have any concerns then please contact one of the RSA Officers for the year and/or visit the RSA offices on the lower ground floor of 53 Gordon Square.
Copies of the Minutes from RSA meetings can be found in the Research Students' Common Room (available to SOAS PhD candidates only).
President: Kira Brenner
Journal Editors: Iris Lim, Frederica Gamberini, Florence Shahabi and Natalia Matveeva