Eat, Drink, Shop

SOAS University has a range of social spaces and catering outlets to suit all tastes. Our spaces on campus are special and are catered to be different from the everyday high street places most students are used to. Everything we do in our food outlets are shaped to maximise university experience for students.

The SU Bar

This is the university’s main social hub, with a fully stocked bar and an ongoing schedule of events: Monday quiz nights from 7pm-9pm, and Wednesday Sports Nights from 4pm – 11:30pm. Alongside these, the SU Bar is known to hold frequent late license events, which provide you with a space to release university stress and party.

Our prices are low and our space is always chilled, as we understand how important these spaces are to meet and connect with friends.

The Coffee Pod

We have a coffee pod at the centre of our campus, so wherever you are, you’re just a few steps away from coffee. Our team of friendly student staff are always ready to welcome you with anything you are looking for, whether that be a freshly brewed tea, or a hot cup of coffee. For anyone with a sweet tooth, we have freshly made pastries to get you through a long day at university.

The opening times for the coffee pod are from 8:30 am to 5:30pm in order for us to be around for you however busy your schedule be.

The JCR Shop

In the heart of our campus, the main Russel Building is home to our Student Union shop. This shop has all of your university necessities that will get you through the day. We have a shop that will cover you whether you need a snack, looking for papers and pens, or even if you want a SOAS souvenir to remember your university experience.

The shop is open from 8:30am to 5:30pm. This covers a full day at university, meaning our student staff will be ready to welcome you at any time.  


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