What's happening to SOAS, University of London?!!?!Watch
It's just something I've noticed looking at league tables.
This makes it an unpleasant place for the type of student who isn't that political or might have other interests.
I guess so but league tables are still a decent indication of how good a University is (well as good as we will get). In 2012 it was ranked 13th for law and now it is 39th
The CUG has SOAS at 39th for Law; the Guardian ranks SOAS 30th but I don't know if that represents a fall.
Looking at the detail, the CUG gives it a poor score for Student Satisfaction. The Guardian also is relatively low and the overall mark is particularly bad for 'satisfied with feedback'. Student Satisfaction has problems in that students generally have nothing to compare their experience with; the percentage filling in the questionnaires on which this score is based is often low; plus some unis actively encourage their students to put down high scores so it looks as though they went to a 'good' university. It could be that SOAS has a problem in this area, but it might not.
OTOH, if you look at employment rates SOAS does as well or better than 7-8 unis above it in both tables.
I was going to ask the same question! I was actually thinking of applying but chose Queen Marys instead (bad choice but ya know it doesn't matter now). I checked the other day for ranking and I was like Huh>? i thought it was top 10 material apparently not anymore...