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The School of Advanced Study, founded by the University of London in August 1994 as a federation of nine of the University's research institutes in the humanities and social sciences, was officially opened on 15 March 1995.
Founded in 1994, the School of Advanced Study at the University of London is the only institution in the UK that is nationally funded to promote and facilitate research in the humanities. It performs a vital role as a driving force for knowledge sharing across the humanities in the UK and beyond, and receives special funding for this purpose from the Office for Students (formerly the Higher Education Funding Council for England, HEFCE).
The School unites nine internationally renowned research institutes at the University of London to form the UK's national centre for the support and promotion of research in the humanities.
Underpinning the School’s national mission to support and promote high-quality research in the humanities is the research and scholarship undertaken by its academic staff.
The School is dedicated to supporting the career and personal development of its students and graduates. Students are provided with guidance and support in their career development from the SAS Careers Service, who are part of The Careers Group, University of London.
The University of London Housing Services offers practical help and advice to students and has access to competitively priced private accommodation. In particular, the UoL Housing Services Property Management Unit offers a range of managed self-catering accommodation for full-time postgraduate students.
Since March 2020 the staff of the School’s libraries and Senate House Library have been working very hard to provide advice, access to e-resources and other support, and to plan for the resumption of some limited on-site services.
The Digital Resource Centre provides Internet connectivity for students with their own personal laptop computers. There is a wireless service throughout Senate House Library South Block as well as specific locations where users can plug their laptops into a wired network service. Senate House 2nd and 3rd floors and Stewart House 2nd floor are fully wifi enabled.
London is one of the most vibrant, creative and cosmopolitan cities in the world. By applying to one of the member institutions or academic departments of the University of London, you will have the chance to study at a world-class institution in the heart of the city.
SASiety is a student-run organisation for all SAS students, of all ages, from all institutes, studying all programmes; Master's students, PhD students and Fellows are welcome to join us! Rather than a union, we are more about ensuring that SAS students get to meet more people, and gain social and academic contacts and support. Our aim is to create a sense of community here at SAS in Senate House and to provide a social space for fun events and ideas. We organise regular meet-ups and events, and look forward to welcoming you to our common room!
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