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The Disability and Well-being Service (DWS)

At LSE, DWS is the central hub for all students who are disabled, have a medical condition, are dyslexic, dyspraxic or neurodiverse, or have specific needs.  DWS incorporates the Neurodiversity Service which specialises in the concerns of neurodiverse students, including those with dyslexia and dyspraxia.

The DWS supports LSE in its commitment to enabling all students to achieve their full potential in an environment characterised by dignity and mutual respect.  It aims to ensure that all individuals are treated equitably

The Neurodiversity Service

At LSE, we use the term "neurodiversity" to include dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, “learning disabilities" (USA), AD(H)D and Asperger's Syndrome.  These conditions are sometimes called Specific learning Difficulties and under UK law, are classed as disabilities.   

Neurodiversity values different but equal thinking,  The Neurodiversity Service (part of the Disability and Well-being Service) aims to facilitate you in taking a proactive role in the successful management of your studies, leading to a fulfilling and successful time at LSE.

For Current Students

LSE is committed to making your time at the School as enjoyable and successful as possible.  LSE provides a range of services aimed at making sure that you can get everything you need to study effectively, live comfortably, access the School's world-renowned lectures and events, graduate and move into employment or post-graduate studies.

The friendly and  knowledgeable staff in the Disability and Well-being Service and the Neurodiversity Service aim to help you get the most out of your time at the LSE.  Make sure that you get in touch with us as early as possible at the start of your course.

For Prospective Students

LSE is committed to equitable treatment for all students at every stage of their educational experience, including during the application process.

The Disability and Well-being Service can support and guide you in dealing with disability-related issues before you start your course of study.

We encourage you to:

  • anticipate what services you might need if you study at LSE
  • explore the Disability and Well-being Service web pages for information on whether we can support your needs
  • get several copies of any required documentation
  • contact us as early as possible, well before you actually start your course