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Academic support services

LSE has a range of academic support services available to students. Details of some key services are listed below and links to other useful areas around LSE are listed on the left hand side. 

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Student Advisers

Senior Adviser

The Senior Adviser is available to advise all taught students at LSE. The role is currently under review by the School. In the interim period, students are encouraged to contact the Advice Team in the Student Services Centre for guidance. The Adviser to  Female Students (further down the page) can also offer support.

Email: ssc.advice@lse.ac.uk
Telephone +44 (0) 20 7955 7849

Dean of the General Course

The Dean of the General Course has responsibility for all matters relating to those students attending the General Course programme. They are 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, they are available to counsel individual students who may be encountering difficulty adjusting to the academic life at LSE. They are also able to provide advice to the General Course students wishing to transfer and complete their degree at LSE. The Dean will see students by appointment or during open office hours as published outside their office.

Email: gc.dean@lse.ac.uk

Academic Adviser

Each student has an academic adviser, who receives regular reports from class teachers and meets with the student during the course of the year to discuss their academic progress. The academic adviser is also there to help with any academic, administrative or personal questions where the student may not be sure which person or office is responsible.

Adviser to Women Students - Dr. Bingchun Meng

The Adviser is available to discuss issues of concern to women students in the School and to offer advice and support to female students with personal problems.

Office: TW2.1.01h
Email: b.meng@lse.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7107 5020

Mentoring Schemes

Off Campus Support Scheme
A scheme providing peer support for students who are not living in LSE-owned halls of residence, run by the Student Services Centre

Peer Support
A student led, informal and confidential scheme offering assistance to all LSE students who would like some emotional support, help and re-assurance. Run by the LSE Student Counselling Service. 

Disability and Wellbeing Service

The Disability and Wellbeing 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.

LSE Students' Union

The LSE Students' Union runs a free, independent and confidential advice and support service. They offer advice, guidance and representation to all LSE students. 

For more information visit the LSE Students' Union Website.