Appendix 8 The LSE100 course: at a glance

This page provides an "at a glance" summary of key information about LSE100 and redirections to more details in the handbook. A priority for 2013/14 is to help students to integrate LSE100 more fully into their degree programmes, in particular, by highlighting the relevance to their degree of understanding other disciplinary perspectives and of developing their methodological, information and communication skills. The LSE100 course team would welcome the opportunity to work with departmental tutors and academic advisers to ensure that departments have the information they need to help first (and second) year students understand the contribution LSE100 can make to their progress in their degree programme – and to get feedback and suggestions on how that contribution can be enhanced in the future development of LSE100.

When are LSE100 lectures?

Students have ten two-hour lectures in the Lent term of their first year and ten two-hour lectures in the Michaelmas term of the second year. LSE100 lectures are held on Mondays and Tuesdays. Further details: see LSE100 website|.

When are the classes?

Students have ten one-hour classes in the Lent term of their first year and ten one-hour classes in the Michaelmas term of their second year. Classes appear on students' timetables in LSE for You.

Who deals with LSE100 class change requests?

All class change requests for LSE100 are dealt with by the LSE100 course office. Requests made after the start of each term are likely to be approved only in exceptional circumstances as they would significantly disrupt group-work activities, particularly in the Michaelmas term.

What do I do with LSE100 non-attendance alerts?

These should be followed up in the same way as non-attendance for any course. As the interim and final marks for LSE100 are both partly based on in-class assessed activities and there is an emphasis on group work in the second half of LSE100, academic advisers are asked to respond promptly to any attendance issues that arise. See also Section 3.6: AWOL - procedure to follow if a student does not attend classes and does not respond to meeting requests|.

If a student is barred how does this affect LSE100?

LSE100 is not included in the exam barring systems. See also Section 3.5: Examination bar - a guide to the procedure for BA/BSc/LLB and General Course students|.

Where can I find out about my students' progress on LSE100?

LSE100 teachers provide feedback on formative and summative work, as well as an end-of-term report, on LSE for You.

Who deals with LSE100 examination issues?

LSE100 examination issues are handled by the Examination Sub-board (chaired by the Director of LSE100) which reviews assessment outcomes, deals with mitigating circumstances and considers cases where plagiarism or other examination offences are detected. See also Section 3.8: Mitigating circumstances to the Board of Examiners|.

How does LSE100 affect progression?

 LSE100 does not affect students' progression or final degree classification.

How does LSE100 offer office hours?

The LSE100 Teaching Fellows with responsibility for a particular module hold office hours for that module, to ensure that students have access to teachers with specialist knowledge. The students' LSE100 class teachers also offer regular office hours and 1-2-1 feedback sessions to provide feedback on written work and discuss other matters relating to LSE100, but will advise students to contact their departmental academic advisers for other academic or pastoral matters.

LSE100 writing Lab

All undergraduates are able to book a 30 minute session with a Writing Lab adviser for advice on their written work for any of their courses. See Section 7.21:LSE100 Writing Lab.

How is LSE 100 marked?

Students are assessed through formative work and five pieces of summative work. Marks available for assessments are Pass, Merit, Distinction and Fail. Overall marks for the course are: Credit, Merit, Distinction and Fail: More imnformation about marking and calssification is on LSE100 website and Moodle site.