Welcome back! There are a number of things going on around campus to help you settle back in after the holidays. See below for details.
Re-orientation Street Fair: 22 January
Forgotten everything over the break? The Re-orientation Street Fair can help you to find your feet again. No need to sign up in advance in attend. Just take a stroll down Houghton Street on Tuesday, 22 January between 11am and 2pm to visit stalls staffed by many of the services on campus. Some stalls will be giving out free items, so don't miss out! (Please note that in the event of inclement weather, the Fair may be moved to the Library Escape area.)
Do you have questions about your job/internship search? Are you wondering about the best way to prepare for your exams? For useful information to help you become reacquainted with the School after your Christmas break, download the Re-Orientation Guide from the box on the right of this page!
Give it a Go!
The LSE Student Union is offering 'Give It A Go' taster sessions, which will give you a chance to try out something new. These one-off sessions have no requirements apart from you trying something fun.
The programme includes a range of activities hosted by clubs and societies ranging from art workshops to tourist trips around the country. It's a great chance to meet new people and try new things as it's up to you what sessions you choose. Most importantly, you don't need any experience to take part! For details, visit Give It A Go or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Become a Student Mentor
The Student Services Centre is now recruiting undergraduate student volunteers to join the Student Mentoring Scheme. Student Mentors help new undergraduates get settled at LSE and provide support as required for the full academic year.
If you are enthusiastic, approachable and want to give something back to the LSE community while developing your communication skills, the Student Mentoring Scheme may be just the thing for you!
For more information about the Scheme and to apply, visit lse.ac.uk/StudentMentoring.
LSE Careers run a range of events including careers fairs, networking, advice seminars covering career planning through to interview and business etiquette, masterclasses and presentations from experts and employers, one-to-one advice sessions and practice interviews.
Details of all events are on CareerHub where you can also book to attend. Events often fill up very quickly so book early to avoid disappointment.
Development and training opportunities
The Teaching and Learning Centre (TLC) offers a year-round series of free lectures and workshops designed to help you to make the most of your time at LSE and beyond. Some of the events scheduled for January 2013:
Introduction to essay writing
Presentation skills and confidence
Managing your time
Structuring MSc dissertation and long essays
Learn more and book your place online from the TLC website.
Student Counselling Service
Over the Lent Term, you may wish to take advantage of one or more of a series of workshops being run to support students, including Stress Management, a Bereavement Group, Disordered Eating Group and more.
For more information, to view the full programme, or to make an appointment to speak with a Counsellor, please visit lse.ac.uk/StudentCounsellingService
The Student Counselling Service also offer 20 minute drop-in sessions in 20 Kingsway (KSW 507) at 3pm each day. These cannot be booked in advance and are offered on a first-come-first-served basis.
Maximise Your Potential
Undergraduates: Sign up for a free and fun language taster courses later on in the year. Visit Maximise Your Potential to learn more.
Take a short intensive language course, offered over two sessions during the Summer. Most courses consist of 12 hours of classes held over three (2 hour) classes per week for two consecutive weeks. See Summer Languages for further details.
Tandem Learning is a free language exchange programme where students offer help in their native language in exchange for help in the language they are learning. .
Attend a public event
Don't miss your chance to hear some of the most influential figures in the social sciences. The Lent Term edition of the LSE Events brochure is now online. Visit Events to download a copy, or to browse their website for the most up-to-date schedule.
Keep yourself and your belongings safe by taking some time to review LSE's Campus Safety tips.
Freedom of speech and good campus relations
Re-orientation is an opportunity for review and it is therefore timely to remind ourselves of some of our core values.
LSE has proud traditions of intellectual freedom and a culture free from discrimination. The School believes that everyone shall be entitled to equal treatment on the basis of individual merit and without discrimination
Every member of the School, and those associated with it, is entitled to freedom of thought, conscience and religion, to hold opinions without interference, disability or disadvantage, and to freedom of expression within the law.
The School has an important Code of Practice on Free Speech. The aim of the Code is ensure that freedom of speech within the law is secured for students, employees and other members of the School and for all persons authorised to be on School premises, including visiting speakers. We are committed to maintaining and promoting good campus relations amongst all those who work or visit LSE.
Student support services
Returning to campus after the holidays is exciting, but you may find yourself with questions while you get back into the swing of things.
As always, there are a number of support services available to you as an LSE student. Visit the Student Support Services pages for further details on where you can go if you have any queries. If you're not sure who can help, visit the Student Services Centre who can direct you to the right place to go.
Best wishes for a great Lent Term!