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Your First Weeks - 2017/18

This section of our website is intended to help you navigate the information that you will need to know as a new LSE student. There is information about Welcome Week, Early Arrivals, Registration and getting ready for life at LSE and in London. There are also links to other key services and processes that you may need to interact with as you start your time at the School.

This year, Welcome Week will take place between Monday 18 September and Friday 22 September 2017 (with some activities starting on Friday 15 September). Some MSc students will be expected to arrive at LSE during August and early September. There will be a specific programme of events to help pre-sessional students to settle in during this time. 

Welcome Week is your opportunity to familiarise yourself with LSE before classes start. It is your opportunity to make friends, learn more about your academic programme and get used to living in London.  You will be invited to attend a number of events throughout Welcome Week and there are others you can register for or simply turn up to. 

Welcome Week 2016

Find out about support & events available to students on pre-sessional courses or those who will arrive in London prior to Welcome Week.


Welcome Week 2016

Discover opportunities to start making friends and learn about the School before teaching starts.


Learn about how LSE checks your eligibilty to study and when you'll recieve your LSE Card. Details of what you need to bring and when you need to be there.

Read about life at LSE, in London and in the UK. Information on transport, discounts, healthcare and more! A great resource for students new to the UK. 

The information in this area of our website is aimed at students from the UK, EU and the rest of the world. In some cases there is specific information available for international students which can be easily identified.

You can find more comprehensive information about starting at LSE in the Welcome Guide 2017.

The Welcome Guide 2017 is now available online!


Download a PDF.

Hard copies will be available from Help Points accross campus throughout Welcome.

Everybody at LSE looks forward to 
welcoming you to the school next year!

We hope you find these pages useful and welcome any feedback. Simply email welcomeweek@lse.ac.uk.

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