1. Logging in to SOAS computers or SOAS web pages behind a log in
Your username and password are issued with your course registration letter. Look for the page with the palm tree.
If you find that your password is not accepted at login, try entering the characters in lower case. A recent policy change at SOAS requires passwords to contain at least one lower case character.
2. Your SOAS Google email (Gmail) account
Not a Language Centre student? Email our colleagues at email@example.com.
3. Printing, Photocopying
You are given a print credit of 150 free sheets in SOAS computer workstation rooms (including the Language Resources Room) when your username is first created. Subsequent print-outs cost 5p per sheet. Print credit machines are located at the entrance to SOAS Library and within it.
Unused print credit will not be refunded, carried forward or transferred. Printing can only be done when your username is valid and you have print credit.
Photocopying may be done within SOAS Library. Photocopy cards can be purchased and recharged within the Library.
4. Activation, Expiry
Your SOAS username is normally made valid two days before your course starts. It normally expires at the end of your course.
Staying in Touch
By email, student pigeon holes, or post (change of address)…
Please check your SOAS e-mail account regularly. The School will use this address for many different issues …… timetable changes, course meetings, seminars, study/work opportunities, re-registration, social events etc.
Your SOAS student e-mail can be accessed at mail.soas.ac.uk, using your SOAS login (your student ID number) and your password.
NOTE: Please change your password once you have logged in for the first time. This can be done in the Accounts tab of the Settings menu.
If you have a personal e-mail account and would rather not have to log in to both, we recommend setting up a forwarding service from your SOAS e-mail account. To do so, use the following steps.
- Login to mail.soas.ac.uk
- Click on the “Settings” button at the top of the page
- Select the “Forwarding and POP/IMAP“ tab
- Click the “Forward a copy of incoming mail to“ option and enter your forwarding email address in the box
- Click “Save Changes” at the bottom of the page
All arriving mail will now be sent to your personal e-mail address. You may also wish to set a filter on your personal e-mail address to automatically move all arriving SOAS mail to a particular folder.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or check the IT department webpage if you have any technical problems.
Student Pigeon Holes
Mail will normally be sent to your postal address. However, items received at the faculty will be left in the student pigeon holes outside room 327 (Arts & Humanities Faculty Office).
If you wish to receive items in the faculty office please ensure the sender clearly identifies you as a student (ideally including your degree type and ID number) and also notes the department, eg.
Jane Bloggs (MA Student 123456)
Department of History
Faculty of Arts & Humanities, SOAS
London WC1H 0XG
Please note, these pigeon-holes will be cleared out prior to the beginning of term so do check regularly if you are expecting post.
The school will contact you at your postal address using the information you provided at registration. You should keep your contact information up to date. Change of address form.