SOAS University of London

Staff Development

New Staff

Congratulations on your new appointment at SOAS and may I be one of the first to wish you well in your career at the School.

As a new staff member, it is crucial that you receive all the necessary information and support to enable you to settle comfortably, effectively, and confidently into your new role and new environment. For this reason, we have a range of central orientation events where you will be able to find out much more about the School, its activities and plans for the future and also about the local Bloomsbury area. A full programme of termly events for new staff can be found by emailing

In addition to these events we have included some downloadable materials and links that you will find useful as a new staff member.

I am sure your line-manager will induct you into your new role very efficiently, but if we can be of any additional support to you, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

I very much look forward to meeting you at one of our induction events and please do not hesitate to contact Staff Learning and Development (room 472, Russell Square campus) if we can be of any assistance when or after you arrive.

Serena Yeo
Staff Learning and Development Manager