How to contact us

Staff in the Student Services Centre| can answer general questions or refer you on to specialist teams as appropriate.


If your query is related to fees, financial support, immigration or admissions, you may be referred to specialist drop-in sessions|.

Orientation events

The Guide to Orientation 2014 will contain a timetable of all events being organised by central LSE services. Check back no later than the end of July to download a copy of the Guide.  For registration information, or events organised by academic departments, please use the tabs below.

Not sure where to find things? A map might help!|

You will need a student ID card to access some buildings on campus, which you receive at registration. During Orientation Week, you can gain access to buildings by showing your original offer letter to security, so remember to bring it with you.

Check back no later than the end of July to download a copy of the Guide to Orientation 2014, which will include events organised by central LSE Services, including LSE Welcome presentations, tours, events for early arrivals, international students and things happening beyond Orientation Week.

Welcome Presentations

All new students are expected to attend a compulsory LSE Welcome Presentation. These presentations are given by senior members of staff at the School along with representatives from the Students' Union (LSE SU). Check back no later than the end of July for further details.


Students living in halls will be invited to welcome events by your hall committee. Contact your Hall of Residence directly for details|.

Students' Union (LSESU)

The Students' Union will also host events during Orientation Week which are not listed in the Guide to Orientation. Visit| for more details.


Check back by the end of July to learn more about flash training sessions that are run by the Library during Orientation Week.  

Topics to include:

  • Using Self Service
  • Spaces and Zones
  • Searching for resources
  • Top tips


One of the first things we ask you to do when you arrive at the School is to register for your programme. During this process you are formally enrolled as student at the School and you receive your student ID card. One hour after you have registered, the School can provide you with documentation to prove that you are a student.

For more information about this process and to find out your scheduled registration date, please visit our registration pages|.

Please remember that you will not be able to register prior to your registration date.

To find out about events being hosted by your academic department, follow the links to their web pages below. Please note that most departmental events are compulsory. If you have any questions about these events, please contact your department directly.

These links will be updated when the information is made available by your department.

Economic History
European Institute
Gender Institute
Geography and Environment
Institute of Public Affairs
International Development
International History
International Relations
Media and Communications
Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method
Social Psychology
Social Policy

Due to their popularity, many Orientation events require advanced booking. Check back by the end of July for links to further details.  

Disabled students welcome meeting: To book for lunch, email
| or call 020 7955 7767

Fees Office presentations

Free tour of Westminster Abbey 

Local History Tours

Studying and Surviving at LSE

Sustainable LSE


International Students - Event details to follow

Your student visa, LSE and you

A Survival Guide to Britain and the British

Britannia Obscura: an introduction to practical life in Britain





New Arrivals Checklist|

(coming soon for 2014)

World Stage Series