Student advisers

This page is no longer being updated and may therefore be out of date. Please visit Academic Support Services for a list of Student advisers.

Dean of Graduate Studies

The Dean, Dr Sunil Kumar, 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 (access via the staircase in the Student Services Centre). Appointments can be made through the Executive Assistant to the Dean of Graduate Studies, Giovanni Graglia.

Dean of Undergraduate Studies

The role of the Dean of Undergraduate Studies is currently under review by the School. In the interim period, students are encouraged to contact the Advice and Reception Team in the Student Services Centre for guidance. The Advisers to Male and Female Students (further down the page) can also offer support.

The Advice and Reception Team can be contacted by email (, telephone (+44 (0) 20 7955 7849) or in person at the Student Services Centre.

Dean of the General Course

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.

Mark Hoffman
OLD 1.09, ext 5197

Adviser to Female Students

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

Dr Bingchun Meng
S108, ext 5020

Adviser to Male Students

The Adviser is available to discuss issues of concern to male students and provides a confidential point of contact.

Dr Jonathan Hopkin
H519, ext 6535  

Adviser to Students with Disabilities

The Adviser provides a first point of contact for students and can give advice and information about disability issues. The Dyslexia Support Tutor provides advice, advocacy and support for students with dyslexia, according to individual needs.

The Disability 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.

Disability and Wellbeing Service
OLD G.23, EXT 7677