SOAS University of London

What next?

Once you have enrolled and begin your studies at SOAS, we offer a variety of support structures and services to help you during your studies. Come along to meet our dedicated support staff at drop-in sessions and talks throughout Welcome Week.

  • Careers

    The Careers Service supports all SOAS students in every aspect of their career thinking and decision making. The Careers team: brings over 100 employers onto campus through events; maintains a library of information explaining how to get into the various graduate careers; holds lists of full-time and part-time vacancies and internships as well as postgraduate funding; runs a volunteering unit; and offers one-to-one guidance on applications, interviews and career choice.

  • IT Support

    The IT Service Desk provides the first point of contact for IT related queries and requests via email and telephone (in person enquiries are currently not possible due to Covid-19 circumstances). The Service Desk team coordinates with various Information & Technology teams to resolve IT queries/requests within the Service Level Agreement set by stakeholders and service consumers. For information please see IT Support on MySOAS Student.

  • Disability & Neurodiversity Support

    The Disability and Neurodiversity team provides specialist guidance and support to students with disabilities and neurodiverse conditions, such as Autistic Spectrum conditions and Specific Learning Differences like dyslexia and dyspraxia. We can advise on the facilities that are available and help to ensure that reasonable adjustments are made to make SOAS accessible. We use the feedback we get from students about what works and what doesn't to inform the more strategic parts of our role, eg the creation of policy and working with other staff members to make SOAS as inclusive as possible. Please email disabilities@soas.ac.uk to book an appointment with the team

  • Study Support

    Every student is assigned an Academic Advisor by their department to answer any academic related questions or concerns. The Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching (CILT) provides additional support to make sure you have the best opportunity for developing your writing and other aspects of your study. A series of talks and workshops cover subjects such as effective note-taking, reading for study, writing an academic essay, giving a presentation, managing your work and doing exams. CILT can be contacted direclty by emailing cilt@soas.ac.uk. 

  • Faith & Spiritual Practice

    SOAS is a multi-faith institution and is served by chaplains and a multi-faith advisor who offer many services to students including: opportunities for prayer and worship, a confidential and sympathetic ear, a community of friendship and personal and spiritual support. The School also has three single-sex prayer rooms available for private use.

  • Counselling Services

    Counselling services both at SOAS and at the University Health Centre aim to help students make the most of their time at SOAS by helping them cope with difficulties arising of a personal or emotional nature. Professionally-trained counsellors are available to offer confidential support, providing the opportunity for students to talk privately about their feelings and thoughts.

  • Medical Services

    The University Central Institutions Health Service is located close to SOAS, and offers a wealth of experience in dealing with student-related issues such as study strain, stress, fatigue and exam nerves. All students are required to register with a doctor in London, be it the University service or another GP close to your term-time address.