How to contact us

Many different areas of the school are involved in your first weeks! Most events are co-ordinated by the Welcome Team in the Student Services Centre.

 

 

Email: welcomeweek@lse.ac.uk

Tel: 020 7955 6337

 

Welcome Week Events

There will be a wide range of events taking place before, during and after Welcome Week 2017! Some events are compulsory and some are optional.

Please read the Welcome Guide 2017 and see the tabs below for information.

The Welcome Guide 2017 is now available online!

You can find a comprehensive list of Welcome events on pages 19-29.

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Download a PDF.

Hard copies will be available from Help Points accross campus throughout Welcome.

Compulsory Events

It is important for new students to attend the following, compulsory events:

 

Welcome Presentation

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 - linked to above - to find out when you should attend.

 

Registration

One of the first things you will be asked to do when you arrive at the School during Welcome (Friday 15 and Monday 18 Friday - 22 September 2017) is to register for your programme.

During this process you are formally enrolled as student at the School and you receive yourstudent ID card. One hour after you have registered, the School can provide you withdocumentation to prove that you are a student.

For comprehensive information about this process and to find out scheduled registration date andtime, plesae visit the registration webpages - linked to above.

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

 

Departmental Orientation Events

Your department will host a number of compulsory events which are intended to inform you about your chosen programme of study and to help you get to know your classmates. 

See the "Departmental Events" tab and/or contact your department directly with any questions about their specific Welcome plans.

Optional Events

There will be a wide range of optional events taking place throughout Welcome, including:

 

Student Services Showcase (daily)

Meet some of the key services which will support and enhance your LSE experience. See page 30 of the Welcome Guide for more information.

It will take place each day during Welcome (Friday 15 & Monday 18 - Friday 22 September) between 11am - 2pm on the New Academic Building Plaza. 

No booking required - just turn up!

 

Campus Tours (daily)

Our campus tour guides are current LSE students who have been fully trained to help you get to know campus, navigate it safely and efficiently and to share their favourite spots or places they wish they'd found out about sooner!

Campus tours take place daily during Welcome (Friday 15 & Monday 18 - Friday 22 September). They depart from the Welcome Hub on the John Watkins Plaza (outside the library) every 10-15 minutes between 10am - 4pm.

 

Local History Tours (daily)

Take a historical tour of the local area, delivered by a professional tour guide.  

Local History Tours depart promptly at designated times each day during Welcome (Friday 15 & Monday 18 - Friday 22 September) from the Welcome Hub on the John Watkins Plaza (outside the library).

Booking required.

 

Living in the UK (various dates and times)

The International Student Visa Advice Team present a guide to life in the UK for international students. 

This presentation takes place on different days and times during Welcome. Check the events listing in the Welcome Guide for information.

Booking required.

 

Top Tips for New Students (various dates and times)

The Student Services Centre present set of practical tips for your to make a head start at LSE.

This presentation takes place on different days and times during Welcome, dependent on your level of study. Check the events listing in the Welcome Guide for information.

No booking required, just turn up! 

 

Staying Well at LSE (various dates and times)

The Student Wellbeing Service present a guide to looking after yourself while staying on top of your studies. 

This presentation takes place on different days and times during Welcome, dependent on your level of study. Check the events listing in the Welcome Guide for information.

Booking required.

 

Living Off Campus - Postgraduate Students (various dates and times)

The Student Services Centre present an opportunity for you to find out how to make the most of your time at LSE while not living in an LSE Hall of Residence.

This presentation takes place on different days and times during Welcome, dependent on your level of study. Check the events listing in the Welcome Guide for information. 

Booking required.

 

Introduction to the Off Campus Support Scheme - Undergraduate and General Course Students (various dates and times)

The Student Services Centre present an opportunity for you to find out about the Off Campus Support Scheme and how to make the most of your first year at LSE while not living in an LSE Hall of Residence. 

This presentation takes place on different days and times during Welcome, dependent on your level of study. Check the events listing in the Welcome Guide for information.

Booking required

 

LSESU social events (various dates and times)

The LSE Students' Union host a number of events during Welcome, including nights out, alchohol-free alternative events, and the annual Freshers Fair.

Visit the LSESU website for event information and booking instructions.

 

Hall of Residence events (various dates and times)

If you are staying in an LSE-owned Hall of Residence, you will have the opportunity to attend a number of Welcome events, organised by your Warden / School Representative, the Hall Management Team and/or your Student Hall Committee. 

Contact your Hall of Residence directly for information.

 Departmental Events

Your department will hold both compulsary and optional orientation events during Welcome (Friday 15 and Monday 18 - Friday 22 September 2017).

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

  • Department of Accounting
  • Department of Anthropology
  • Department of Economics
  • Department of Economic History
  • European Institute
  • Department of Finance
  • Department of Gender Studies
  • Department of Geography and Environment
  • Department of Government
  • Institute of Public Affairs
  • Department of International Development
  • Department of International History
  • Department of International Relations
  • Department of Law
  • Department of Management
  • Department of Mathematics
  • Department of Media and Communications
  • Department of Methodology
  • Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method
  • Department of Pychological and Behavioural Science
  • Department of Social Policy
  • Department of Sociology
  • Department of Statistics

If you have any questions about when your department's events will be made available, or any questions about the events themselves, please contact your department directly. Their contact details can usually be found on their webpages.

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