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Welcome to arriving students

in the Department of International Relations

Welcome to the LSE and the Department of International Relations!

Below you will find all of the information you need for your arrival, and to help you settle in.

How do I register?

If you’re a new student joining us this year, registration is compulsory. Visit New Student Programme Registration to find out when your registration takes place, and what documents you’ll need. 

What events does the School run during Welcome?

There are lots of presentations and activities during your first weeks.

LSE Welcome presentations are compulsory for all new students. Please see the Welcome Presentations for full details of date, time and location.

For information about the Student Services Open House days and the Welcome Fair please consult the Welcome Guide and the LSE Student Union.

What events does the IR Department run during Welcome?

Join us for Welcome 2019 and the wide variety of sessions listed below to help you get settled in the Department. Make sure you attend the Welcome Meeting for your programme, as here you will find out everything you need to know and have the chance to meet academic faculty and your peers.

For all IR staff and students

Expanding Your Studies: Opportunities in the Department of International Relations
Open to all staff and students in the Department

Monday 23 September, 1.00 to 2.30pm, Clement House, Room CLM 5.02

For undergraduate students

Settling In: Beginning your BSc International Relations degree
BSc International Relations Year 1 Orientation 
Wednesday 25 September, 9.30 to 11.00am, Parish Hall, Room PAR LG.03

For taught course postgraduate students

Studying for an MSc in International Relations (Theory) and MSc in International Relations (Research): What to expect from the year ahead
MSc International Relations (Theory) and MSc International Relations (Research) Orientation
Wednesday 25 September, 11.00 to 12.30pm, New Academic Building, Room NAB 2.08

Studying for an MSc in International Relations: What to expect from the year ahead
MSc International Relations Orientation
Wednesday 25 September, 2.00 to 3.30pm, Clement House, Room CLM 4.02

Studying for an MSc in International Political Economy (IPE): What to expect from the year ahead
MSc IPE and IPE (Research) Orientation
Thursday 26 September, 11.00 to 12.30pm, Yangze Lecture Theatre, Centre Building

Sciences Po and LSE: What to expect from a Double Degree
Sciences Po-LSE Double Degree Orientation
Wednesday 25 September, 12.30 to 1.00pm, New Academic Building, Room NAB 2.08
As a Double Degree student, make sure you also attend the MSc International Relations or MSc International Political Economy (IPE) orientation meetings depending on your choice of programme.

For General Course students

Doing the General Course: What to expect from the year ahead
General Course Orientation
Thursday 26 September, 3.00 to 4.30pm, Centre Building, Room CBR 1.05

For MPhil/PhD students

Making Progress and Finishing Your PhD: Taking the next steps
International Relations PhD Re-Orientation (continuing students only)
Friday 27 September, 1.00 to 2.30pm, Clement House, Room CLM 4.02

 

Departmental Welcome
Open to all staff and students in the Department
Wednesday 26 September, 11.00am to 12.30pm, Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building

Beginning Your PhD: What to expect from the year ahead
International Relations PhD Orientation (new students only)
Friday 28 September, 9.00 to 10.30am, Clement House Room 4.02

Supporting Your Studies: International Relations and LSE Services
Open to all staff and students in the Department
Friday 28 September, 11.30am to 12.30pm, Clement House Room 5.02

Undergraduate Start-of-Term Party
Open to staff and undergraduate students in the Department
Monday 1 October, 6.00 to 8.00pm, Senior Common Room, Old Building

Postgraduate Start-of-Term Party
Open to staff and postgraduate students in the Department
Thursday 4 October, 6.00 to 8.00pm, Senior Dining Room, Old Building

 

Preparing for study: want to know more about the Department and your programme?

Why not read our FAQs or visit the School calendar. Department handbooks will also be available online in due course.

If you’re joining us as an MSc student, read this guide on Graduate Course Choice (GCC):

Course Selection

Keeping in touch: contacts and community

Before you arrive make sure you follow us on Twitter, and like us on Facebook and Instagram.

Also, don't forget to sign up for the Student Hub and follow our Department page!

If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch via:

BSc queries: ir.bsc@lse.ac.uk
Undergraduate Co-ordinators: Adnan Khan and Jackie Sarpong

MSc queries: ir.msc@lse.ac.uk
Postgraduate Co-ordinators: Martina Langer and Troy White

Research/PhD queries: ir.research@lse.ac.uk
Research Co-ordinator: Sarah Helias

Or visit our People page to contact a member of staff directly.