SOAS University of London
SOAS University of London
We provide specialist guidance and support for disabled students at SOAS. We can advise on the facilities that are available to you and help to ensure that reasonable adjustments are made to make SOAS accessible. We use the feedback we get from students about what works and what doesn’t to inform the more strategic parts of our role, eg the creation of policy and working with other staff members to make SOAS as accessible as possible.
Disability and Dyslexia Service:
Tel: +44 (0)20 7074 5015
More provision of support
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Support we offer
Accessible learning spaces
Specialist knowledge in disability service
Specialist groups or disabled students’ network
Support available from academic staff
Additional details about support
Funding for SpLD Assessment
Can a student be referred for a Specific Learning Differences (SpLD) Assessment with a Specialist teacher or Educational Psychologist through the University and is there funding available for an SpLD assessment?
Subject to SpLD screening or evidence of a childhood SpLD, a student can be referred to an educational psychologist through the university. SOAS will cover costs up to £200 for students we have referred to a psychologist. If students are unable to pay the remainder because they are in hardship they can apply to SOAS for full funding through the Access to Learning/Hardship funds.
Disability Adviser available
Are there specialist staff available to talk to within the service? Is there a disability officer or a disability adviser for students to talk to?
Health and Well being advisor: Sachiko Kishi. All staff can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 7074 5015
Support from academic staff
Is advice and support available from academic staff within the faculties of the University? How do students access this advice and support?
SOAS operates an academic personal advisor system system https://www.soas.ac.uk/my-studies/advisors/ and for queries reagrding this support you would go to your student faculty officer https://www.soas.ac.uk/academic/ Generic study support is available on https://www.soas.ac.uk/ltd/studyskills/
One-to-one mentoring support
Are there any additional services available such as mentoring, counselling services or a buddy scheme to help a new student to settle in if needed?
Student advice and wellbeing has a counselling service. For more information please visit: https://www.soas.ac.uk/counselling/ For information on SU peer support and support groups please see http://soasunion.org/welfare/peersupport/ For information on the new student scheme see http://www.soas.ac.uk/welcome/soas-new-students-scheme/. Students are encouraged to attend drop in sessions with either the mental health and well being advisor or the disability advisor in the first instance to discuss their requirements. Regular mentoring support is subject to funding limitations. For more information please see the following web address: https://www.soas.ac.uk/disability/
Specialist Support groups
Are there specialist support groups or a disabled students network available at the University?
Please find further information about SU peer support and support groups using the following web address: http://soasunion.org/welfare/peersupport/ For information on the new student scheme http://www.soas.ac.uk/welcome/soas-new-students-scheme/
Adapted accommodation in halls
Is adapted accommodation and specialist equipment available in halls of residence?
For information on adapted accommodation halls of residence please use the following web address: https://www.soas.ac.uk/students/accommodation/
One-to-One / Group Study Skills
Does the institution provide support with arranging One to one/Group study skills sessions?
Students are encouraged to attend drop in sessions with the Learning Advisor and attend group workshops in the first instance and further assistance via one to one support can be requested. Regular SpLD one to one support is subject to funding limitations. For more information please see the following web address: https://www.soas.ac.uk/disability/