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Information for students arriving September 2015

Welcome to LSE and the Department of International Relations. 

IR Welcome Week Timetable

For the Departmental Welcome Week 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 2015-16.

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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:
(see Registration for new students on the Research Degrees Unit website for more information)

LSE Welcome Presentations and activities

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

The Student Services Open House takes place in John Watkins Plaza, NAB, 20 KSW, and the Saw Swee Hock Student Centre from 11.00-14.00 on Monday 21 September, Tuesday 22 September and Wednesday 23 September 2015.

There is also a Student Services Open House for early arrivals on Thursday 17 September from 11am-2pm in John Watkins Plaza, NAB, 20 KSW, and the Saw Swee Hock Student Centre.

The Freshers' Fair takes place on Thursday 24 October (11am-5pm) and Friday 25 October (10am-3pm).  For more details and to see events throughout the year, visit the LSE Students' Union website.

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 Welcome Week 2015

In addition to a list of Welcome Week events, the Welcome 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 2015-16 will be available via IR student handbook after the IR Welcome Week 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 2015-16: