UK (SOAS University of London) Maintaining academic integrity throughout the Marking and Assessment Boycott

SOAS is committed to the highest academic standards and takes great care to maintain the integrity of our degree programmes. In the context of UCU’s marking and assessment boycott, these standards have been strictly adhered to throughout this year’s exam period as they are in every academic year.

SOAS only employs academic staff with relevant subject expertise to mark the exam papers and assessments of our students. These academics include PhD students who are employed to contribute to teaching and assessment at SOAS while carrying out their research. This has been standard practice at most universities for many years and is an important part of their academic training.

Senior academic staff, in partnership with external examiners, oversee the marking process to maintain the highest standards and our exam boards are currently sitting to maintain consistency in the award of SOAS degrees to our students.