Careers resource centre

resource area book shelves

Student enquiries desk

The student enquiries desk is situated in the main LSE Careers office on the 5th Floor of the Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, and is open Monday to Friday 9.30am-5pm. It is staffed by the Student Enquiries Co-ordinator who will be your first point of contact in LSE Careers.

The Student Enquiries Co-ordinator will be able to answer your general questions and any careers information enquiries. The Student Enquiries Co-ordinator is on hand to point you in the right direction and is happy to talk to you about the range of resources and services offered by LSE Careers to best suit your needs. 

You can contact the Student Enquiries Co-ordinator at| or by telephone on 020 7955 7135.


The facilities below are available for use in the resource centre during opening hours:

  • 2 PCs that can be used by students for careers purposes
  • Free printing for CVs, cover letters and application forms
  • Photocopying
  • Quiet study space for using laptops and reference materials


Takeaway resources

Our resource centre contains a vast range of takeaway information. Popular takeaway materials which you can pick up for free include:

LSE Careers also produces LSE specific information publications which are also available to takeaway. Digital versions can be found at online and interactive resources|

Reference materials and book borrowing

In addition to our takeawaway materials we also have a large number of books|, periodicals| and pamphlets| to help you through all stages of career planning and job hunting. 

Items on the shelves are reference only except those with green stickers on their spines, which can be borrowed for one week. Book borrowing is only available to current LSE students and alumni whose course finished less than two years ago, and you must bring your LSE ID card in order to use this service.

Search and browse our resources

Visit our LibraryThing catalogue| to search our full range of print and electronic resources. You can also browse our collection by:

Books which can be borrowed from our Resource Centre have been given the borrowable| tag, resources which can be downloaded for free are tagged ebooks|.

Our resources are organised according to the classification scheme below. Click on a subject category to see what books and ebooks are available on that topic.

General topics

01 Careers and advisory services|

01.1 Using your careers service|

02 Planning your future|

02.1 Self awareness (finding out about yourself)|

02.2 Degree-related options (what can I do with my degree?)|

02.3 Decision-making (choosing a career)|

04 Work experience (including vacation and gap year opportunities)|

04.1 Planning vacation and short-term work, internships, work placements and gap years|

04.4 Opportunities abroad|

04.5 Volunteering opportunities|

04.6 Student feedback on work experience|

05 Developing your skills|

06 Job search|

06.1 Networking strategies|

07 Employer information & directories|

08 Applications, interviews, psychometric tests|

08.1 CVs|

08.2 Covering letters|

08.4 Application forms|

08.5 Interviews|

08.6 Case study interviews|

08.9 Psychometric tests|

10 Employment issues|

10.3 Handling job offers|

11 Self-employment and entrepreneurship|

12 Working and studying abroad|

12.1 Working abroad - general information|

12.3 Work and study abroad - by continent/region|

13 Further study|

13.2 Postgraduate study UK|

13.3 Undergraduate study UK|

14 Research and postdoctoral opportunities|

15 Funding and money matters|

15.2 Funding – undergraduate finance issues & support|

15.3 Funding - postgraduate|

16 Diversity|

16.4 Gender|

16.10 Sexual orientation|


A Education|

A1 Teaching in schools|

A4 Teaching English as a foreign language|

C Health care and psychology|

C4 Allied medical specialisms|

C7 Psychology|

D Defence and public protection|

D1 Armed forces|

D3 Emergency services| 

E Hospitality and events management|

E1 Hospitality|

F Leisure, sport and tourism|

F2 Sport|

F3 Tourism|

G Advertising, PR and marketing|

G1 Advertising|

G2 PR|

G3 Marketing|

H Buying, selling and retailing|

H2 Selling and sales management|

I Actuarial work, pensions and insurance|

I1 Actuarial work|

I3 Insurance|

J Accountancy and financial management|

J1 Chartered accountancy|

J5 Taxation| 

J6 Retail banking and personal financial services|

J7 Investment banking and corporate financial services|

J8 Investment management|

K Legal services|

K2 Barristers|

K3 Ancillary legal professions|

L Administration|

M Information technology|

N Charity and development work|

O Research and management services|

O1 Management consultancy|

O5 Human resources, recruitment and training|

Q Construction, civil engineering and property |

Q5 Land and property management |

R Natural resources and the environment|

R3 Extraction and energy production|

R5 Environmental protection and conservation|

T Engineering and manufacturing|

T1 Engineering|

V Scientific research, analysis and support|

V1 Scientific research and development|

V2 Medical related scientific services|

W Information, patents and heritage management|

W1 Information and library management|

W2 Patent and related work|

X Creative arts and design|

X4 Fashion and textile|

Y Publishing, media and performing arts|

Y1 Publishing and printing|

Y2 Journalism|

Y3 Writing|

Y4 Broadcasting, film and video (technical)|

Y5 Broadcasting, film and video (production)|

Y7 Performance|

In addition remember to check out Vault: Career insider| and WetFeet online careers library|, where LSE students can browse their huge range of ebooks and download them for free. If you need help finding anything the Student Enquiries Co-ordinator| will be happy to assist.

The books below are all available for reference in the LSE Careers resource centre. For the full list, please visit the LSE Careers LibraryThing catalogue. Click on a book cover for details.