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Information for students arriving October 2014

Welcome to LSE and the Department of International Relations. 

IR Orientation Timetable

For the departmental orientation timetable see below (click here| or on image for larger PDF version).

The information and links below will be of use ONLY for those who have been made offers by LSE for the academic year 2014-15.



For information on registration see: New Student Programme Registration| including details of required documents and where and when registration for your programme takes place.

New research student registration:
Registration 2014/15(MPhil/PhD and Visiting Research Students| for more information)

LSE Welcome Presentations and activities

LSE Welcome Presentations are compulsory for all new students.  Please see the School Events Timetable and click to see the relevant date and time for International Relations.

Please also see the School Events Timetable for other LSE Welcome activities.

The Student Services Showcase takes place in Houghton Street 11.00-14.00 on Monday 29 September, Tuesday 30 September and Wednesday 1 October.

For Freshers' Fair (plus events throughout the year) see the LSE Students' Union website|.

The University of London Postgraduate Welcome Event| on Thursday 2 October at 22.00 for all new MSc students across the University of London.  This is a student-run event not formally associated with the LSE or the IR Department.  More info here|.

Settling in

For information to help you settle in during your first few weeks at the School see: LSE General Information for New Arrivals - Your First Weeks| 

For campus and area maps, room numberings and other useful information about finding your way around campus see: LSE Directories and maps|

Guide to Orientation 2014

In addition to a list of Orientation events, the Orientation Guide| has been expanded in collaboration with a number of services across campus, including comprehensive ‘how to’ guides for settling in during the first week. The Guide is downloadable here| and will also be made available in hardcopy format in a variety of locations for new students to collect upon arrival.

Further IR Department Information


The International Relations Department Student Handbook 2014-15 will be available via IR student handbook| after the IR Orientation Meetings listed above are over.


You may also find the IR FAQs for offer holders and current students| useful.

Letters for new students:

Below are copies of the letters for new students of the IR Department who have offers for 2014-15: