Accessibility and accommodation
Please contact the Accommodation Office to discuss your particular accessibility and accommodation requirements prior to application at firstname.lastname@example.org. SOAS advise that you apply for your accommodation as soon as practicably possible to ensure we have available accommodation to meet your specific requirements.
How to apply
When you have decided which accommodation you wish to request, and have discussed your options with our Disability & Neurodiversity Team, please email email@example.com with the following:
- details of your preferred hall and any other requirements
- if a hall visit is required and your availability
- evidence of your disability
- your completed confidentiality agreement form
Returning students currently in SOAS accommodation should contact their current provider to ensure continuity of their accommodation.
University Halls of Residence
The following halls of residence have a limited number of adapted rooms:
- Dinwiddy House is located 1 mile from Russell Square campus, and houses SOAS undergraduate students. Wheelchair access and rooms specially equipped for students with disabilities.
- Paul Robeson House is located 1.4 miles and houses SOAS postgraduate students. Wheelchair access and rooms specially equipped for students with disabilities.
- College Hall is located 0.3 miles from SOAS. It has 15 en-suite rooms designed for students with particular access requirements.
- Connaught Hall is located 0.3 miles from SOAS. There is no wheelchair access, however they have facilities available for the hearing impaired.
- Garden Halls is located 0.6 miles from SOAS. This newly constructed hall has wheelchair accessible and adapted rooms.
- International Hall is located 0.3 miles from SOAS. It has 2 adapted rooms.
- Urbanest St Pancras is located 1.4 miles from SOAS, and it has adapted accommodation available.
Private Accommodation – University of London Housing Services
If you prefer to live in the private sector, The University of London Housing Service offers guidance and can advise about the accessibility of houses and flats in their database.
For more information visit their website University of London Housing Services or contact them at:
- University of London Housing Services, University of London Union, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HY
- tel: +44 (0)20 7862 8880
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The office is open to personal callers, preferably by appointment, Mon, Wed, Thur, Fri 10:00am–5:00pm, Tues 11:00am-5:00pm and on Saturdays in September from 9:30am–2:00pm.
Private landlords are prohibited from giving unjustified less favourable treatment to disabled tenants, eg. landlords must not charge someone with a disability a higher rent than other tenants. They are also subject to a duty to make reasonable adjustment to premises to cater for the needs of disabled persons. If you feel that you have been treated less favourably as a result of your disability, contact the University of London Housing Service for legal advice.
Habinteg are an organisation that provide accessible and supported accommodation across London and nationally. Most properties have a waiting list.
SOAS Students Union also offers help and advice on finding accommodation. Contact them at email@example.com or drop in to their office just off the JCR at the Russell Square Campus. Visit the Students' Union website for information including Student Union Housing Top Tips and useful links, for example, facebook groups for students who do not have a place in a hall of residence and who are seeking potential housemates.