We believe unlawful discrimination is never okay.
Discrimination occurs when an individual or a group of people are treated less favourably than others based on a protected characteristic such as age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership (in employment), pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief (including lack of belief), sex or gender, sexual orientation.
Unlawful discrimination is contrary to the Equality Act 2010 and the University's Dignity@SOAS Policy.
- What is discrimination? It might be useful to think about what constitutes unlawful discrimination.
- To a friend. Talking things through with someone you trust can sometimes help.
- Dignity Advisors.An advisor can to talk through the University's procedures, how to make a complaint and what support is available, in confidence.
- SOAS SU Student Advice Centre. They provide an academic and welfare service that is confidential, free and independent of the University. They aim to give practical advice and advocacy to all SOAS Students.
- Report and Support. Students and staff can anonymously report an incident using the University’s Report and Support system.
- University Procedure. If you choose to make a formal complaint to the University against a student or a member of staff there are procedures which set out the steps you'll need to follow.
Mental Health and Wellbeing
1 in 4 people is affected by a mental health problem in any year and it is estimated that around 1 in 5 people has contemplated suicide or self-harm.
- Find out more about the support available for mental health and wellbeing
- Take care of yourself. It’s important that you take care of yourself. If you’ve heard something distressing or if something is troubling you, the University's Student Advice and Wellbeing Service offers confidential help to students.