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LSE Student Mentoring Scheme
A scheme providing peer support, run by the Student Services Centre
A list of Deans and advisers available for various student groups
Teaching and Learning Centre
Learning support services
Library subject guides
Guides to using library services
LSE's virtual learning environment. Sign up for courses and find related materials
See also Student Union Advice and Counselling Centre, Supervision and assessment of progress and Help for students with disabilities.
Dean of Graduate Studies
Dr Sunil Kumar
+44 (0) 20 7955 7574
The Dean has a wide range of duties relating to the School's graduate community. He is available to any graduate student who wishes to discuss academic or personal issues. The Dean works closely with members of academic staff, including Supervisors, Programme Directors, Heads of Department, and with other support services across the School, such as the Disability and Wellbeing Service and the Teaching and Learning Centre, to help maximise graduates' learning potential and enhance the student experience.
The Dean will see students during his office hours which are published outside the Deans' Office, OLD 1.07, on the first floor of the Old Building. Appointments can be made through his Executive Assistant, Giovanni Graglia.
Dean of Undergraduate Studies
Dr Peter Howlett
+44 (0) 20 7955 6860
The Dean has a wide range of duties relating to the School's undergraduate community. He is available to any undergraduate student who wishes to discuss academic or personal issues. The Dean also works closely with members of academic staff, including Academic Advisers and Departmental Tutors, and with other support services across the School, such as the Disability and Wellbeing Service and the Teaching and Learning Centre, to help maximise undergraduates' learning potential and enhance the student experience. Appointments can be made through his Executive Assistant, Rosie Jones.
Although the Dean is available to meet with any undergraduate to discuss personal or academic matters, students are encouraged to seek the advice and support of their Academic Adviser and Departmental Tutor in the first instance.
Dean of the General Course
+44 (0) 20 7955 5197
The Associate Dean has responsibility for all matters relating to those students attending LSE for one year via the General Course programme. He is available to see any General Course student who wishes to raise any problem, academic or otherwise, including course selection, credit transfers to home universities, and accommodation issues.
In particular, he is available to counsel individual students who may be encountering difficulty adjusting to the academic life at LSE. He is also able to provide advice to the General Course students wishing to transfer and complete their degree at LSE. The Associate Dean will see students by appointment or during his open office hours as published outside his office.
Adviser to Women Students
Dr Wendy Sigle-Ruston
+44 (0) 20 7955 7358
The Adviser is available to discuss issues of concern to women students in the School and to offer advice and support to women students with personal problems.
Adviser to Male Students
Dr Jonathan Hopkin
+44 (0) 20 7955 6535
The Adviser is available to discuss issues of concern to male students and provides a confidential point of contact.
Disability and Well-being Service
The Disability and Well-being Service provides a first point of contact for students and can give advice and information about disability issues. The Neurodiversity Services Manager provides advice, advocacy and support for students with dyslexia, according to individual needs.
The Disability and Diversity Consultative Forum meets once a term and provides an opportunity to discuss disability issues at LSE. It is chaired by the Dean of Graduate Studies and attended by staff from around the School. All students with a disability, special needs or dyslexia are welcome to attend. Contact the Adviser if you are interested in attending or would like to suggest agenda items.
See also Learning, support and career development skills website.