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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.

 

Early arrivals

Are you joining us early? There is a range of support available if you arrive early to LSE, whether that's to undertake pre-sessional teaching or for additional time to settle in.

Visit the Early Arrivals page to find out more. 

Registration

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. 

LSE welcome presentations and activities

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.

IR welcome week timetable

Join us for Welcome 2018 and the wide variety of sessions listed below to help you get settled in the Department. Make sure you attend the Orientation 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.

The Final Year: Preparing for your future
BSc International Relations Year 3 Re-Orientation
Monday 24 September, 9.00 to 11.00am, Parish Hall Room 2.03

Studying for an MSc in International Relations: What to expect from the year ahead
MSc International Relations Orientation
Tuesday 25 September, 2.30 to 4.00pm, Tower One Room G.01

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

Sciences Po and LSE: What to expect from a Double Degree
Sciences Po-LSE Double Degree Orientation
Thursday 27 September, 9.00 to 9.30am, 32 Lincoln’s Inn Fields Room G.03
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.

Settling In: Beginning your BSc International Relations degree
BSc International Relations Year 1 Orientation
Thursday 27 September, 9.00 to 10.30am, Clement House Room 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 27 September, 11.00am to 12.30pm, Clement House Room 4.02

Doing the General Course: What to expect from the year ahead
General Course Orientation
Thursday 27 September, 1.30 to 3.00pm, Clement House Room 5.02

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
Thursday 27 September, 1.30 to 3.00pm, Clement House Room 4.02

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

Thursday 27 September, 4.30 to 5.30pm, Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building

What Next? Hitting your stride and finding your specialism
BSc International Relations Year 2 Orientation
Friday 28 September, 9.00 to 10.30am, Clement House Room 3.02

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

International Relations Taster: Spheres of Influence
Open to all undergraduate students in the Department
Friday 28 September, 1.30 to 2.30pm, Old Building Room 4.10

Making Progress and Finishing Your PhD: Taking the next steps
International Relations PhD Re-Orientation (continuing students only)
Friday 28 September, 3.30 to 5.00pm, Tower Two Room 2.04

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

Appointments with your academic mentor will be scheduled once you’ve registered. 

Orientation Slides 2018

Settling in

For information to help you settle in during your first few weeks at the School, check out Your First Weeks.

You can also watch a video from BSc International Relations student, Jenna Yeh. 

Watch the video on YouTube

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

Join the International Relations community

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

There are also a number of unofficial, student-run Facebook groups for your programme, to help you connect with your peers in advance of your arrival.

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

Contact us

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

BSc queries: International.Relations.Bsc.Ir@lse.ac.uk

MSc queries: ir.msc@lse.ac.uk

Research/PhD queries: ir.research@lse.ac.uk

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