Departmental tutors and academic advisers

Departmental tutors and academic advisers play a vital role in enabling students to make the most of their studies at LSE - a role that the School supports in several ways.



The Handbook for departmental tutors and academic advisers| (PDF) brings together a wealth of information to help you support students effectively and appropriately, covering topics such as

  • academic progress decisions and procedures;
  • academic choices and changes; and
  • pastoral support for students.

Also available in hard copy (by request to|)

Our Resources| page includes a range of other materials for teachers and students at LSE.

Development opportunities

See our Academic Development Scheme| page for  information about ways in which you can pursue both informal development and formal progression at LSE.

One to one advice

Academic developers in LSE's Teaching and Learning Centre work with departments in either group or one to one settings to talk about any aspect of teaching or learning. See our Departmental advisers| page for more information and contact details.

For your students

The Teaching and Learning Centre runs year-round learning and personal development events| for undergraduate and MSc students. Designed to complement students' academic learning, sessions follow the shape of the academic year, starting with introductions to study at LSE, moving through to developing core skills in reading, writing, participation and presentation, and ending with workshops on all aspects of exam preparation.

Post-exams, undergraduates have a fantastic opportunity to participate in an original social science research project through LSE GROUPS|. Recruitment begins in February each year and the projects take place in Weeks 9 and 10 of Summer Term.

Also in Summer Term, usually Week 10, MSc students are offered MSc Dissertation Week| - a series of workshops and events designed to help them plan, write and make the most of their dissertation.

For more information on all of these, as well as advice on well-being and links to many sources of additional support across the School, please direct students to our Undergraduate and MSc students| pages.