SOAS, University of London
Camden | South East England
Ucas code: S09
What students say about this university252 comments (72 students)
University administration is a little bit of a mess and you often have to be patient and persistent to get things sorted out....
University administration is a little bit of a mess and you often have to be patient and persistent to get things sorted out. The student political scene is extremely insular and unwelcoming, and can be a bit over-aggressive in terms of trying to get students to participate in rallies or sign petitions. IT resources are poor, especially printing resources - buy a cheap laser printer for yourself in first year, it'll save you endless amounts of stress later on.×
Very interesting lecturers Amazing library Very good student lifeReport
Work load is dependent on the study. I did ancient near eastern studies - Its bloody hard as you're dealing with an ancient...
Work load is dependent on the study. I did ancient near eastern studies - Its bloody hard as you're dealing with an ancient language that they expect you to pick up without any pedagogical guidance. The teaching is so-so - more interested in their own academic career and publications than students (but thats academia in England Im afraid).×
First year accommodation is good, for what it is. If you can get into the halls, the price may seem expensive: but you'll come...
First year accommodation is good, for what it is. If you can get into the halls, the price may seem expensive: but you'll come to realise that for London and it's location, you really can't expect to do any better. Some people had complaints, but it was always perfectly functional and even pleasant in my experience.×
all academic facilities are well organised and are readily availableReport
The usual kind of clubs and bars with the addition of african/hiphop events reguarly put on by SOASReport
How students describe this university
Overall student satisfaction87%
of students are very or quite satisfied with this university
Number of students5,415
students attended last year
Undergraduate / Postgraduate55%
of students are undergrads
Full-time / Part-time12%
of students are part-time
Male / Female63%
of students are female
Young / Mature23%
of students aged over 21
UK / Non-UK47%
of students here are from outside the UK
Student union satisfaction71%
of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union
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