The Students’ Union at SOAS is led by three full time co-presidents, responsible for Activities and Events; Democracy and Education; and Equality and Liberation.
Members of the SU work at representing your views and opinions to the rest of the university, ensuring that university life is enjoyable and rewarding for all students.
Student reviewers are very impressed with the “very engaged” SU team, telling us they always feel they can go to them for help and advice.
During your free time, there are plenty of clubs and societies for you to join, learn a skill or meet new friends who share your interests. Societies include the Art Society, the Cinema Society and the Journalism Society, while sports fans will be able to enjoy a wide range of clubs, such as Boxing, Football and Swimming.
Student reviewers were very complimentary about the range of clubs and societies on offer, as well as how friendly and inclusive its members were.
There is nowhere better to study than London, and SOAS is right at its heart.
London has been ranked as the best city in the world for university students (QS Best Student City Ranking 2018), with a greater number of international students than any other city in the world. It is something that SOAS students have known for years.
The university is located in the centre of the capital, with the British Library, British Museum and Regent’s Park all within walking distance from the Russell Square Campus. You will also be in close reach of the West End and Covent Garden.
From nearby Euston, Kings Cross and St. Pancras stations, you will have the opportunity to explore the rest of the UK in your free time, with frequent trains to cities such as Manchester, Bristol and Brighton, along with the Eurostar to Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam.
Shopaholics will enjoy the broad range of department stores, specialist shops and bohemian markets across the four corners of the city, with popular retail therapy destinations such as Brick Lane, Oxford Street and the Kings Road.
Bloomsbury is an area renowned for its fashionable cafés and restaurants, green spaces, book stores, museums and arts venues.
Student reviewers love the hustle and bustle that London living offers them, often telling us there’s always something exciting going on and how much they love living there.