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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.


Welcome Week Events

Welcome Week takes place from Monday 19 - Friday 23 September 2016.

The Welcome Guide includes a timetable of all events being organised by central LSE services. For registration information, or events organised by academic departments, please use the tabs below.

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

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

Welcome Guide



One of the first things you will be asked to do when you arrive at the School during Welcome Week (Monday 19 - Friday 23 September 2016) 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 comprehensive information about this process and to find out scheduled registration date and time, plesae visit the registration webpages.

You can also find a programme-by-programme list of registration and Welcome Presentation dates and times on pages 8-18 of the Welcome Guide.

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

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 (LSESU).

The date and time of Welcome Presentations vary depending on your level of study and your academic department. Visit the Welcome Presentations webpage or check the programme-by-programme schedule on pages 8-18 of the Welcome Guide to find out when you should attend.


Your department will hold both compulsary and optional welcome events during Welcome Week 2016 (Monday 19 - Friday 23 September).

The links below will be updated throughout August and September when information is made available. 

Economic History
European Institute
Gender Institute
Geography and Environment
Institute of Public Affairs
International Development
International History
International Relations
Law (LLB)
Law (LLM)
Media and Communications
Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method 
Psychological and Behavioural Science
Social Policy

Booking information

Due to their popularity, many Welcome Week events require or recommend advanced booking. Please check the events calendars in the Welcome Guide 2016 before attending.

Some of the events that require advanced booking include:

Local History Tours (various dates and times)

LSE is situated in historic central London and is surrounded by fascinating sites of historical significance. Take part in one of our hour long tours, given by a professional tour guide, which will take you off campus and back in time!

Booking is required. Visit Eventbrite for tour times and to book a place.

Living in the UK Presentation (various dates and times)

This presentation looks at life in the UK, provides tips for living in London and explores “culture shock”. There is also a section about how Tier 4 visa holders can make the most of your studies while remaining complaint with the conditions of your visa.

Booking is required. Visit Eventbrite for event times and to book a place.

Living Off Campus Presentation (various dates and times)

Find out how to make the most of your first year at LSE while not living in an LSE-owned Hall of Residence. These sessions are full of practical tips about how to connect with the LSE community, balance school and home life, and commute using public transport.

Booking is required. Visit Eventbrite for event times and to book a place.

Studying and Thriving at LSE Presentation (various dates and times)

A guide to staying on top of your studies and looking after yourself. This session is led by experienced members of the Student Wellbeing Service and   highlights common challenges in starting at LSE and offer strategies for achieving success. 

Booking is required. Visit Eventbrite for event times and to book a place

 Other event information

Halls of Residence

Students living in halls will be invited to welcome events run by your hall committee and Warden's team.

Contact your Hall of Residence directly over the summer for details.

Students' Union (LSESU)

The Students' Union will also host a number of social events during Welcome Week. Visit over the summer to hear about events for Welcome Week 2016, including a cruise along the Thames, a comedy night, a bus tour, ice skating and much more.

There is also a designated LSESU Welcome Week webpage.

Public Events

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 over the summer holidays to find out what events will be scheduled during Welcome Week. Scheduled speakers include Nick Clegg (Deputy Prime Minister from 2010 to 2015) and David Smith (Economics Editor of the Sunday Times). 

World Stage Series