SOAS University of London

Your Teaching Room

Chair Aware

Teaching rooms at SOAS are cleaned and reset every morning but are very heavily used during the day and evening. 

Sometimes at the start of term it is not certain how many people will be attending a class; SOAS is aware that this is a problem and is working on ways to speed up the flow of information, but in the meantime please could you help us and your fellow staff and students by being 'chair aware' and reading the guidelines below.

Chair Aware

Please do not remove furniture or equipment from teaching rooms, if your group becomes too large for the room allocated, please contact the timetable office to be allocated a new room. 

If you urgently need to borrow a chair, you must return it to where you found it at the end of your session. 

If you re-arrange furniture in the room please ensure that the original layout is put back in place before you leave. 

If you require a complete change of furniture (e.g. for an exam) please contact the Conference Office; you must make sure that the room is booked for sufficient time both before and after your event to allow furniture to be moved. 

Please do not place furniture in corridors, as this constitutes a health and safety hazard. 

Please don't leave rubbish, spilt coffee etc. in rooms and if you re-arrange or remove furniture, please return it to its original place at the end of your class.

We rely on you to treat the teaching rooms with respect and to leave them as you would wish to find them.

Useful Contacts

Please note contact details for those involved in teaching room provision: