SOAS University of London

Student Barometer Summer Wave Results 2008


12% of students responded to this wave (a total of 520 students).

Level of StudyInternational StudentsHome Students

Where we are doing well

Most satisfied elements overall:

SOASSummer 2008 (Satisfied)
Expert Lecturers95%
Other friends92%
Academics' English91%
Good place to be90%
Course content87%
Visa Advice85%
Good Teachers83%

NB. ‘Other friends’ refers to meeting friends from other countries

At present only our international student results are benchmarked against other HEIs in the UK, London HEIs and the 1994 group. Results worth noting are as follows:

Multicultural - 1st place in London and the 1994 group
Other friends - 1st place in London and the 1994 group
Expert lecturers - 1st place in the 1994 group and 2nd place in London
Course Content - 2nd place in London

Where we could do better

Most dissatisfied elements overall:

SOASSummer 2008 (dissatisfied)
Earning money53%
Careers advice46%
Opportunities to teach42%
Work experience40%
Accommodation cost39%
Financial Support33%
Living cost25%

What next?

Summary reports were discussed at the Student Experience Committee and the Academic Development Committee. Along with other student feedback data they have been used to inform decisions related to improving the student experience.