This is to confirm that SOAS exams have not been cancelled or rescheduled due to strike action. They will go ahead as planned.
Regrettably a spam email has been sent in the early hours of Sunday morning to a number students from a Gmail address claiming to be from SOAS and saying exams are cancelled. This is simply untrue. Genuine all student emails are sent from this email address - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please be reassured that picket lines should not prevent students from accessing the building and behaviour should be peaceful.
In terms of mitigating evidence, while we have made clear that strike action itself does not constitute a mitigating circumstance, it will of course be possible to consider mitigating circumstances for any disruption, eg, due to noise, if it should occur on the day.
Best wishes for your exams next week.
SOAS Registrar Laura Gibbs
Dr Deborah Johnston, Pro Director (Learning and Teaching)