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General Course Welcome

We would like to welcome all General Course students to LSE and hope you'll have a wonderful experience studying with us. There are many people here to help you throughout the year. Your first point of contact after your departmental tutor is the Dean for the General Course, Mr Mark Hoffman.  He is located in room OLD 1.09 in the Old Building and can be contacted on gc.dean@lse.ac.uk| or 020 7107 5197.

General Course Welcome Presentation

A welcome presentation for new General Course students with the Dean for the General Course will take place on:

Tuesday 30 September, from 3:30-5:30pm, in the Old Theatre (Old Building).

This session provides information that will help you get the most out of your time at the School. 

General Course boat party

All General Course students are invited to join us for a boat cruise down the Thames.  This ice breaker will give students a chance to get to know each other whilst enjoying food, drink, music and the sights of London.   Further details of all the social events organised for General Course students can be found on the Social calendar|

Meeting location: TBC.

Departmental orientation events

Academic departments also hold orientation meetings, some of which are specifically for General Course students.  Please see the Orientation Events Timetable for further details.

Meeting student mentors

General Course students who will not live in LSE halls of residence will be allocated a Student Mentor to help them settle in and find out more about LSE from a student perspective.  For more information, see LSE Student Mentoring|.

Study skills

Study Skills sessions open to all LSE students are offered by the Teaching and Learning Centre, covering a range of topics such as writing essays, taking lecture notes, and giving class presentations. The sessions are held on Wednesday afternoons in the New Academic Building with repeat sessions on Friday afternoons. General Course students are strongly encouraged to take full advantage of these sessions. Full details of the programme will be available on the the Teaching and Learning Centre| website with reminder notices emailed to General Course students on a weekly basis.

General Course advice sessions

Mark Hoffman, the Dean for the General Course, would like to meet with each General Course student at least once during your first few weeks at the School.  Accordingly, he will be holding 'drop-in' office hours during Weeks 1 and 2 of the Michaelmas Term at which you are encouraged to ask any questions or share any initial problems you may have.  There is no need to make an appointment to see Mark during this period.  Just come to his office in room OLD 1.09 (first floor of the Old Building)

Mark's open office hours for Orientation Week will be updated here shortly before Orientation Week.

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