Student Services are responsible for overseeing non-academic matters relating to admissions, immigration, accommodation, student welfare, and graduation. Student Services can offer advice, guidance and support to help students get the most out their time as a student in London.
Students with disabilities will be supported to achieve equality of opportunity to engage with their studies. We can provide advice and guidance for all students with disabilities. Students are invited to discuss their needs with the Student Services; all discussions are in complete confidence.
UCL Student Services
Student Services and UCL Student Support and Wellbeing
In addition to the counselling services provided by UCL, the IIS also has a service agreement with the University of Westminster Counselling Service.
The IIS and its partners are firmly committed to equal opportunities for all students, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, marital or civil partnership status, ethnic origin, race, religion, colour, nationality, political beliefs, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, disability and age.UCL’s Equality and Diversity Policy SOAS Equality and Diversity Policy
The IIS maintains a robust system whereby students participate in decision-making and academic governance processes pertaining to their educational experience. The approach goes beyond representation and feedback, constituting a continuing partnership whereby students are actively involved in decision-making. This is reflected in their representation on all decision making bodies, including governance committees either as student representatives or student nominated ‘student voices’.
In terms of academic governance, each cohort for both graduate programmes elects two student representatives to sit on the following committees:
In addition to formal student representation, one student, selected by their peers as ‘student voices’, participate in the Academic Management Committee (AMC) on a termly basis. ‘Student voices’ also attend the Board of Governors meetings for specific student-agenda related items on a termly basis providing consultative input. Students are also invited to sit on the Academic Council (AC), the senior academic governance body at the IIS. The AC strives to ensure its membership is broad and reflects the diversity of academic experiences and skills at the Institute, including students. For this purpose, two seats on the AC are reserved for students, one from GPISH and one from STEP.