Guide to Orientation 2014
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Update: Management students on graduate programmes should note that the date/time of their Welcome Presentation may have changed. See the link below for details!
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 (LSESU). The date and time of Welcome Presentations vary depending on your level of study and your academic department. Visit our Welcome Presentations webpage to establish when you should attend.
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 lsesu.com/whatson for more details.
Everyone is welcome to attend LSE's public events, where some of the most influential figures in the social sciences can be heard. Visit the Public Events webpage to find out what events are scheduled during Orientation.
Check back by the end of August 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
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.
Geography and Environment
Institute of Public Affairs - you will be contacted directly by your department.
Media and Communications
Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method - you will be contacted directly by your department.
Due to their popularity, many Orientation events require or recommend advanced booking. Find more information about all of these events on pages 8-16 of the Guide to Orientation 2014.
Welcome meeting for disabled students (10:30am - 3pm, Tuesday 30 September 2014): To book for lunch, email
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 7955 7767
Fees Office presentations (various dates and times): Tickets for all presentations can now be booked online.
Santander Student Banking: Tickets for these sessions can now be booked online. Please note that LSE is not responsible for the content of presentations given by external organisations.
Free tour of Westminster Abbey (Monday 6 October 2014): Booking is essential, email email@example.com before Friday 3 October 2014.
Local History Tours (various dates and times): Booking is not essential but will guarantee a place. Visit the Eventbrite page to view available tour times and book your place.
Studying and Surviving at LSE (Thursday 25 or Friday 26 September 2014): A ticket is required to attend. Visit the Eventbrite page to book a place at your chosen session.
Sustainable LSE: Get Involved! (Monday 29 September 2014): Visit the Eventbrite page to book your ticket.
A Survival Guide to Britain and the British (Monday 22, Tuesday 23 or Thursday 25 September 2014): Visit the Eventbrite page to book your ticket.