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Subjects taught at LSE | Services and divisions (administration)
All research groups | Research subject areas
a short survey|
Application and admission|
Enquiring, applying, disclosing
Diagnostic assessment for dyslexia and neurodiversity, medical and other evidence
Disclosure and confidentiality|
Sensitive information, need-to-know basis
Living and moving around|
Accommodation, accessibility, well-being and transport
When you get here|
Making contact, getting established
Apply as early as possible BEFORE your course starts because the whole process takes about 4 months.
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.
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.
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|
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
Academic Support Services|