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SOAS University of London

853 SOAS University of London reviews

The annual Whatuni Student Choice Awards (WUSCAs) highlight the incredible work carried out by institutions for their students. Due to Covid restrictions, this year’s awards were not collected on uni campuses as usual, but instead based on submissions from institutions, which were then judged by our special student panel.

2021 WUSCA winners

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  • SOAS University of London
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Eloise
25 May 21

SOAS University of London

Social Sciences, Arts & Humanities with Foundation Year BA (Hons)/BSc (Hons)

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My experience this year was fully online so I don’t think it is representative of the true experience which I’m sure would be much better, with tutors and lecturers easier to see and contact as well as full access to the library and facilities and career/support centres

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04 Apr 21

SOAS University of London

Chinese and Linguistics BA (Hons)

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Taken care of by the Linguistics department, totally maligned by the East Asian Languages and Cultures department and thoroughly annoyed by the SU. I'm half-satisfied and would be happy with about half my money back.

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Leanne
23 Mar 21

SOAS University of London

MSc Humanitarianism, Aid and Conflict

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It was good but administration was very disorganised. Fees also weren’t reduced even though the quality of learning experience was reduced and campus facilities weren’t accessible because of covid.

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Tatiana
08 Oct 20

SOAS University of London

MA Japanese Studies

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It has been rather dismal. The takeaway is this: in terms quality of lecture content, SOAS scores high. However, there is a high level of the incompetency, disorganisation, and overall lack of communication between the university's various departments. This one fatal flaw so much outweighs any other strengths the university may have that I would STRONGLY urge anyone thinking of applying to think twice.

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Mark
16 Sep 20

SOAS University of London

PhD in African Studies

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Some great scholars, but too much in fighting and lack of collaborative spirit and organization, such a shame, lots of wasted potential. You'd think that such a small institution could foster collegiality.

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Yilmaz
21 Feb 20

SOAS University of London

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Poor

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Charli
21 Feb 20

SOAS University of London

Social Anthropology BA (Hons)

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Uni at SOAS is highly political, super fun and quite work based. The societies are wicked particularly drag soc and a lot of the cultural societies. ACS throws the best parties. You learn a lot about who you are and appropriate ways to act in spaces. It’s amazing.

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Student Reviewer
21 Feb 20

SOAS University of London

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It doesn’t feel like it’s coming to an end! I love soas for the way it has shaped who I am and made me a better person. I am so grateful and fortunate to be here. Alhamdiullah

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Ellette
21 Feb 20

SOAS University of London

Global Development BA (Hons)

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This is my first experience and so far it’s good thanks to SOAS where the sense of community is big. Money can be short sometimes but there are a lot of things you can do/eat without spending too much. London is vibrant so you’re never bored so it’s nice

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Manu
21 Feb 20

SOAS University of London

PhD in Religions and Philosophies

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SOAS is a highly specialized and research focused institution, well connected to the broader international academic field. It suits my interests perfectly. It offers a variety of programs in Asian and African cultures, taught by competent and inspiring scholars.

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