When you tell people you study at SOAS most respond with, "Where?" or "What's that?" and whilst it may appear small and insignificant it's been one of my most valued experiences. The campus is small and so are the numbers so there's a real sense of community amongst fellow students. The university provides a global experience for all students and promotes inclusivity for everyone. SOAS prides itself on it's diversity and the lessons that can be learned from this are unmatched. My course, though ordinarily Eurocentric, enabled me to study areas across Asia and Africa that's broadened my understanding of the world we live in. Whilst I have very few complaints about the university and what it has to offer, don't expect the typical university experience with parties in central London nightclubs but far more intimate events - the drag show cabaret being a favourite.
All lecturers are very interesting. The campus is very politicised and the union very active. It is such an international place. You can learn many languages. There are excellent public lectures. Buzzy part of London.