How to contact us

 

Email us: 

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Evaluate us:

a short survey|

Prospective students

 

Prospective apply

Application and admission|

Enquiring, applying, disclosing

 
Prospective docs

Documents required|

Diagnostic assessment for dyslexia and neurodiversity, medical and other evidence

 

 

Prospective confidentiality

Disclosure and confidentiality|

Sensitive information, need-to-know basis

 

 
Prospective living moving

Living and moving around|

Accommodation, accessibility, well-being and transport

 
Prospective arriving at LSE

When you get here|

Making contact, getting established

 

 

 

 

 

1  Should I apply for DSA funding before my course starts or should I wait till I start my course?

Apply as early as possible BEFORE your course starts because the whole process takes about 4 months.

 

2  Is LSE accessible to students who use a wheelchair?

A few teaching rooms and Services are not fully accessible, or rely on a lift for access, so the Timetable Service will arrange alternative locations when necessary.

 

 

3  Do disabled applicants have to achieve the same entry qualifications?

Offers of places at LSE are made on the basis of entry qualifications, as described in the prospectus and on the website, regardless of race, age, gender or disability.

 

4  Is there adapted accommodation in all LSE Halls of Residence?

 Halls offer a range of catering, parking and accommodation options at various distances from the main site. Some rooms are adapted for people using a wheel chair and some have en suite facilities. SeeLiving and Moving Around|

5  I have a visual impairment and use a screen reader: would I be able to complete an LSE course?

Several students with a visual impairment have successfully completed degree courses at LSE during the last three years, using a combination of screen reader, volunteer readers from LSE Circles network (peer support) and CCTV

 

6  I have a mental illness which is currently managed by medication: what facilities are there at LSE to support me?

 

There is a medical centre at LSE with a counselling service in addition to the Students’ Union Advice Centre. The Disability and Well-being Service and Student Services Centre work closely with these and other community agencies.

 

7  What happens if my long-term illness flares up during term time?

All students at LSE can consult doctors and counsellors at the St Philips Medical Centre and the School is guided by their advice in making reasonable adjustments or supporting deferral of exams or interruption of studies.

 

 

8  I don’t want to disclose my condition, but I will need to be in fully accessible locations.- is this possible?

 

It is usually possible to arrange locations to meet such needs without breaking confidentiality but it might be more difficult to put in place other arrangements without sharing basic information on a ‘need to know’ basis.

 

 

9  In exams, I usually have double time  – will that be possible at LSE?

 

The usual allowance for specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia, is 25%, as in most UK universities. The Individual Student Support Agreement (ISSA) includes an application for special exam arrangements as recommended in the medical or psychological advice provided. It is unlikely for double time to be agreed except in situations involving physical or visual impairment. 

 

10 How will my teachers/lecturers know about my need for lip-reading and/or outline notes in advance?

 You can ask the Well-being and Disability Service for an Individual Student Support Agreement (ISSA) to be issued, giving essential details of how your needs can be met.

11  Does the Students’ Union have any policies and facilities for disabled students?

 

The Students’ Union has a Society for students with disabilities/dyslexia and a disability Servicer on the executive committee, in addition to the Advice Centre

 

12  Would information about my disability go on my record or exam transcript?

 No, the marker will be notified if there have been special arrangements such as a scribe, but no record of this appears on transcripts or degree certificates.

13 I don’t want anyone to know about my condition, but I will need to be in fully accessible locations

 

It is usually possible to arrange locations to meet such needs without breaking confidentiality but it might be more difficult to put in place other arrangements without sharing basic information on a ‘needs to know’ basis

14  If my disability/medical condition/ dyslexia has adversely affected my ability to study or prepare for exams, will the Exam Board make allowances?

 

If the arrangements made in your Individual Student Support Agreement (ISSA) have not been sufficient, you can write a letter of ‘mitigating circumstances’ to the Exam Board which they will take into consideration if your final classification is near a border line.

15 Does the Students’ Union have any policies and facilities for disabled students?

The Students’ Union has a Society for students with disabilities/dyslexia and a disability officer on the executive committee, in addition to the Advice Centre.

 

 

 

 

 

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