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Current students

Useful information and links for current students in PBS

(please refer to your handbook for detailed information on your programme) 

Moodle

Current students should enrol on Moodle, LSE's virtual learning environment, to access:

  • Course learning tools, lecture slides and reading lists
  • Assessment and feedback

Moodle is managed by your course leader so how it is used may change from course to course. Access Moodle at moodle.lse.ac.uk

Office hours

Office hours are a dedicated time in which academic staff are available to students to have a conversation about wellbeing, give feedback, discuss assessment or to talk about an academic area of interest. Office hours are available to students to book via the Student Hub app. Find out more and download the app here.

Your student reps

The Student-Staff Liaison Committee (SSLC) aims to ensure that students voices are heard. It is a forum where students who represent their programmes meet teaching and administrative staff to voice their views about their time at LSE and in PBS, make suggestions for improvement, and work with us to enhance the experience for the whole student body. 

At the beginning of Michaelmas Term an SSLC rep is elected by their peers to attend the department's termly Student Staff Liaison Committee meetings as a representative of the student body. 

Student reps (PBS taught postgraduate)

MSc Social and Public Communication

Monica Magpantay 

Camille Malka 

MSc Organisational and Social Psychology

Dina Pataki 

Jess Joseph 

MSc Social and Cultural Psychology

Kayla Evans 

Corinna Wilmes 

MSc Psychology of Economic Life

Dani Sandler 

Maitrayee Das-Majumdar 

MSc Behavioural Science

Fiona Holt 

Zsofia Belovia 

The Student Hub

The Student Hub app is designed to make your day-to-day life as a student easier. The Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science has a dedicated page on the platform for all psychological and behavioural science related topics, including events and student life.

With the Student Hub, you can view your timetable and upcoming deadlines, find your way around campus and keep up to date with news and events from your Department and the wider School. 

Office hours

You can also book appointments with academics or support services, and create groups with friends to carry on the conversation outside of class. 

Download the Student Hub app on iOS or Android, or access the web app at studenthub.lse.ac.uk.  

Below we have put just a few ways that the Hub can help you throughout your studies, on and off campus:

1. You can create your own groups 

Tap on the chat icon and tap on the red plus button to start a new chat. You can search for your friends to chat 1-2-1, or start a group chat by going to My groups and creating a brand new group for your friend circle or classmates!

2. You can sync your calendar with all your devices

Tap on the three dots on the top right-hand side of the screen to find out how to sync your calendar and timetables with your personal devices, then just follow the instructions to get set up!

3. You can discover everything LSE has to offer

Start searching for any pages (including Psychological and Behavioural Science) or groups you're interested in by using the search bar at the top of your feed. 

4. You can keep up to date with LSE's events and services

LSE Events and services, including Careers and the Library are on the Hub. Follow them and come to our world-leading lectures and find out about our various initiatives that support you as a student and graduate.

5. Find your way around campus 

Go to Campus Mapping and tap on the building you want to go to, or use the search bar to find it. You can then see what's in each building, from the departments and services to the teaching and study spaces. To get directions, tap on the "Get Directions" button and Google Maps will show you the way. If your Get directions button is greyed-out, open your Settings on your iPhone and go to Privacy > Location Services > Student Hub > and choose While Using the App. For Android, make sure your location setting is on.

Haven't downloaded the Hub yet? Search for LSE Student Hub in Apple or Google Play app stores, or access the web app on your tablet or laptop here.

Student Handbooks

The student handbook contains detailed information about your programme and what is expected throughout the academic year to help you make the best of your studies.

Student handbooks 2019-20

BSc Psychological and Behavioural Science - Year 1 Handbook 2019-20

PBS MSc student handbook 2019 2020

Executive MSc Behavioural Science Handbook 2019-20 

PBS MPhil_PhD Handbook 2019 2020

Useful links

General information: Undergraduate Students

Student Staff Liaison Committee (SSLC)

The Student-Staff Liaison Committee (SSLC) aims to ensure that students voices are heard. It is a forum where students who represent their programmes meet teaching and administrative staff to voice their views about their time at LSE and in PBS, make suggestions for improvement, and work with us to enhance the experience for the whole student body. 

At the beginning of Michaelmas Term an SSLC rep is elected by their peers to attend the department's termly Student Staff Liaison Committee meetings as a representative of the student body. 

Departmental Teaching Committee (DTC)

The SSLC will elect two undergraduate representatives to be membersof DTC. This is the Department’s decision making body for teaching– all changes to teaching arrangements need to be approved by DTCso there is a real chance to influence how we deliver teaching. Somedecisions need further approval after DTC endorses them.

Key staff

Academic Mentor (AM): Academic mentoring is an integral part of your LSE education andevery student at LSE is assigned an Academic Mentor (AM). Your AM will guide and assist you in your learning development and is also available to help with any personal difficulties.

On the BSc Psychological and Behavioural Science academic mentoring is organised in groups of three. This means that three students are allocated one AM, sometimes you will all meet together and sometimes you will meet on a one to one basis with your AM. 

Director of Undergraduate Study: Professor Bradley Franks. Bradley is in overall charge of the BSc in Psychological and Behavioural Science, ensuring that you have a high quality student experience.

Departmental Tutor (DT): Dr Miriam Tresh. The DT monitors attendance, provides supports and considers changes of circumstance requests.

Undergraduate Programme Manager: Chris Hunt. Our Programme Manager provides support for the administrative processes to do with the programme, including Moodle, teaching delivery and student well-being.

Undergraduate Programme Administrator: Salv Ridino. Our Programme Administrator looks after the day to day administration of the programme and is a great first point of call for any questions - pbs.bsc@lse.ac.uk.

Frequently Asked Questions about BSc Psychological & Behavioural Science

We have put together a list of questions and answers to some of the questions we receive the most about the programme. If you think there is something missing, please do email pbs.bsc@lse.ac.uk and we will add it!

General information: Postgraduate students

Student representatives

The Student-Staff Liaison Committee (SSLC) aims to ensure that students voices are heard. It is a forum where students who represent their programmes meet teaching and administrative staff to voice their views about their time at LSE and in PBS, make suggestions for improvement, and work with us to enhance the experience for the whole student body. 

At the beginning of Michaelmas Term an SSLC rep is elected by their peers to attend the department's termly Student Staff Liaison Committee meetings as a representative of the student body. 

Here are some answers to questions that have frequently arisen in PBS SSLC meetings.  

Departmental Teaching Committee (DTC)

The SSLC will elect two representatives to be members of DTC. This is the Department’s decision making body for teaching – all changes to teaching arrangements need to be approved by DTC so there is a real chance to influence how we deliver teaching. Some decisions need further approval after DTC endorses them.

Key Staff

Postgraduate Programme Manager: Will Stubbs. Will provides administritive support for the PBS MSc programmes including Moodle, student wellbeing and engagement, and teaching.

Postgraduate Programme Administrator: Melissa Taylor. Melissa looks after the day to day of the MSc programmes and is a great first point of contact for questions - pbs.msc@lse.ac.uk.

Programme Directors MSc Behavioural Science: Prof Paul Dolan & Dr Grace Lordan.

Programme Directors MSc Organisational and Social Psychology: Dr Lucia Garcia Lorenzo & Dr Tom Reader.

Programme Directors: MSc Psychology of Economic Life: Prof Saadi Lahlou & Dr Fred Basso.

Programme Director MSc Social and Cultural Psychology: Prof Sandra Jovchelovitch.

Programme Director MSc Social and Public Communication: Prof Martin W. Bauer.

 

General information: Part-time postgraduate students

A small number of students choose to take our MSc’s part-time, which takes two years. This works best when the student is self-employed, or has a very high degree of flexibility or autonomy in their working hours from their employer. This is because teaching can take place on weekdays, typically between 09:00 – 18:00, but we cannot confirm timetables for each year until late August and your hours may vary each week. See below for the typical structure for a part-time MSc student in PBS:

Year one

  • September: Welcome week and registration
  • October – December: Michaelmas term, average 5 hours/ week contact time*
  • January – March: Lent term, average 5 hours/ week contact time*
  • April – June: Summer term, no formal teaching, we recommend self-led study
  • July – August: Summer break

Year two

  • September: Re-registration
  • October – December: Michaelmas term, average 5 hours/ week contact time*
  • January – March: Lent term, average 5 hours/ week contact time*
  • April – June: Summer term, formal teaching ends, focus on dissertation supervision
  • July: Work on dissertation
  • August: Dissertation submission electronically
  • November: Results are released
  • December: Graduation

*Please note this is a rough average, contact hours can vary greatly between and even within terms.

General information: Exec MSc Behavioural Science students

Teaching

Teaching on the Exec programme takes place over two week blocks in September, January and April. Please make sure to refer to the LSE calendar for detailed information about individual courses (here) and see page 7 of the Handbook for further information on teaching.

How we stay in touch

The most efficient method for us to contact you is via email. Readings and lecture notes will be posted regularly on Moodle. After you arrive at LSE we will contact you using only your LSE email. We therefore suggest that if you prefer to receive messages on another email you should set up your LSE email to enable all messages to be forwarded.

Key Staff

Executive MSc Behavioural Science Programme Manager: Therese Holmqvist. Contact Therese if you have any issues with your study, assessment or feedback. Email t.holmqvist@lse.ac.uk.

General information: MPhil/PhD students

Student Staff Liaison Committee

In PBS, our SSLC representatives are also part of our PhD Committee, and SSLC meetings are held as part oft he PhD Committee meetings. Each SSLC also elects one representative to attend the Taught Graduate Student Consultative Forum which is a School-level forum. Here representatives from around LSE will discuss matters that impact on students. 

Graduate Teaching Assistant Opportunities

It is very beneficial for your career to be able to include some teaching experience, particularly in academic employment. In PBS there are opportunities to for you to teach, for example, a large introductory Undergraduate course; or lead a discussion group or programme support on a Master's course. Vacancies for these posts are advertised in the Summer Term of the previous academic year. If successful, you will then need to attend 2 day introductory course organised by the School at the end of the September before the academic session in which you plan to teach.

Key Staff

PBS MPhil/PhD Programme Manager: Rebecca Lee. Rebecca manages the administrative processes to do with the programme, including applications, research, funding applications and the REF. Rebecca also manages events in the Department. Email Rebecca - pbs.phd@lse.ac.uk.

PhD Academy

The PhD Academy provides a dedicated space and acts as a service hub, including academic and professional development, for doctoral candidates. Visit the PhD Academy website for more information.

The PhD Academy is located on the 4th floor of the Lionel Robbins building.

Student Wellbeing Service

The Student Wellbeing Service are here to support you during your time at LSE, whether you have a problem that is big or small. All of the main services can be accessed on the SWS website. Below are some videos on three of the main services that are on offer to students at LSE.

The Student Wellbeing Service

The Student Wellbeing Service The Student Wellbeing Service

 

Student counselling 

Student Counselling Service Student Counselling Service

 

Disability services

Disability services Disability services

 

You said, we did 

There are a few ways to share your opinions to help create change: the Student Staff Liaison Committee (SSLC) and the Departmental Teaching Committee (DTC). At these committees we discuss a wide range of issues, most of which are suggested by students. Our aim is to listen to your views and take action where we can – we are committed to Putting Students 1st so that we can help to ensure that your time at the LSE is the best it can be. 

Sometimes a change can be implemented straight away. But other times a change may take some time to filter through the School’s system and so will only have an impact on generations of students after those who proposed the change.  

Here are some examples of the changes we have made in response to student comments in recent years – what You said, and what We did as a result: 

  • YOU SAID...you wanted more time to talk about your work.

    WE DID..we have doubled our office hours including adding meetings for one-to-one tutorials to discuss feedback.

  • YOU SAID...you wanted to be listened to and heard more.

    WE DID...in addition to our Staff-Student Liaison Committee and Departmental Teaching Committee, we have introduced meetings between student representatives and Programme Directors and Programme Managers.

  • YOU SAID...you wanted a stronger learning community.

    WE DID...we have introduced programme-specific seminars that give you the chance to interact with teachers and peers and learn in a relaxed informal environment.

  • YOU SAID...you wanted more information on the process of choosing half units. 

    WE DID ...we have provided details on how we decide to offer places on-line at the point of choice.

  • YOU SAID...you wanted more guidance on your dissertations.

    WE DID...we have introduced Dissertation Lab Seminars to share discussions of challenges and solutions with your Supervisor and peers.

  • YOU SAID...you wanted a stronger social community.

    WE DID...we have increased the number and diversity of social events.

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Telephone

For issues relating directly to MSc study +44 (0)20 7955 7955

For issues relating to BSc study +44(0)20 7107 5308

For issues relating to Exec MSc Behavioural Science +44 (0)20 7955 7205

For issues relating to MPhil/PhD +44 (0)20 7106 1423

Email

For issues relating to PhD study r.j.lee2@lse.ac.uk

For issues relating to MSc study pbs.msc@lse.ac.uk

For issues relating to BSc study pbs.bsc@lse.ac.uk

For issues relating to Exec MSc Behavioural Science t.holmqvist@lse.ac.uk

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