Access, participation and student success


SOAS is the university of the 21st century.

We actively engage with the contemporary world in our aim to promote global understanding, and we provide resources and knowledge that equip people for a global economy and a multicultural world. 

This mission is the central focus for our widening participation strategy and outreach. The means by which we make higher education accessible to a diverse population concerned with – and passionate about – the world we live in.

Learn more in the SOAS Access and Participation Plan 2020-2025. You can also access a shorter summary of the SOAS Access and Participation Plan if you prefer.


In the last year we have...

delivered +150 activities

with schools and colleges

engaged with more than 5000

school and college pupils

recruited more than 100

student ambassadors

worked with over 60

SOAS academics