SOAS University of London

Department of Politics and International Studies

Mr Rafid Mahdi

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Department of Politics and International Studies

Department Manager

Mr Rafid Mahdi
Email address:
+44(0)207 898 4401
SOAS University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Russell Square: College Buildings
Office No:
Academic Support Hours:
Monday - Friday


All current student queries should be directed through the Student Information Desk (SID). Prospective students & Alumni should direct enquiries to

The Department Student Officer (DSO) is available to support and guide students through any issues they may be facing throughout their undergraduate degree, the DSO works closely with the department's student representatives and welfare departments across the School, to provide specialised support to all undergraduate students within the Politics department. Current students can contact their DSO for information and guidance on class attendance, course work deadlines and submission as well as mitigating circumstances and timetable queries.