You are now at SOAS and in doing so have joined a group of people we call the ‘SOASians’. While part of being a SOASian is being passionate about your studies, being active in the concerns you have about in the world around you, and flourishing in the sports clubs and/or societies that are such a big part of student life, I can guarantee that every SOASian will have (at some point along the way) found themselves being in need of a bit of help, support and advice. When you find yourself getting overwhelmed by studies, are finding it difficult to balance your time, or are struggling with something on-going or completely unexpected – you are not alone!
Student reps are the representatives on each course that are here to aid you in your academic life at SOAS. Please make sure you use them! Reps and the Union are here so as your voice is heard!!
Student Services are on the third floor of Vernon Square and are a group of wonderful, welcoming counsellors and advisors that are here to help you with anything related to health, mental wellbeing, disability, along with money, immigration and visa difficulties.
ADD (Academic Development Directorate) provide free workshops to aid you in your studies, 1-to-1 sessions to help maximise your potential and aid in overcoming the challenges related to your academic work, not to mention tailored support for students with specific learning disabilities. Please do go and see them, and take advantage of the support they are offering!
This guide also contains information on safety, accommodation and money management, which could help prove useful in getting through university life. Through the year, we’ll be organising campaigns and workshops concerning welfare themes: from sexual health, to how to live well in London, to mental health, child care, well-being and disabilities.
Please do remember that at its core and in everything it does, the union is made up of you and is here for you! We can be your first point of call, whatever your concern- getting through the issues together, successfully.
My door is always open!
Students’ Union (Me)-
Telephone: 020 7898 4997
International Student and Welfare Advice: firstname.lastname@example.org
Disability Advice: email@example.com
Mental Health and Wellbeing Advice: firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone: 020 7074 5015
E-mail: email@example.com(Dr. Jakob Eriksson)
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (Heidi Ward)