Welcome Guide 2015
The Welcome Guide is packed full of information about events for early arrivals, during Welcome Week, and throughout your first few weeks.
One of the first things you will be asked 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 the registration webpages.
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
Media and Communications
Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method
Due to their popularity, many Welcome Week events require or recommend advanced booking. Find more information about all of these events on pages 14-18 of the Welcome Guide 2015.
Fees Office presentations (various dates and times): Tickets for all presentations can now be booked online.
LSE in the 21st Century: lecture by Craig Calhoun (Wednesday 23 September 2015): Visit the appropriate Eventbrite page for undergraduate or postgraduate students to book your ticket.
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.
***CANCELLED*** Santander Student Banking (Monday 21 and Wednesday 23 September): Unfortunately these general talks about banking in the UK have been cancelled. Please accept the LSE's apologies on behalf of Santander for any inconvenience caused. Visit Student Bank Accounts for information about setting up a bank account and local bank branch requirements.
Studying and Surviving at LSE (various dates and times): A ticket is required to attend. Visit the Eventbrite page to book a place at your chosen session.
Sustainable LSE: Get Involved! (Wednesday 30 September 2015): Visit the Eventbrite page to book your ticket.
Welcome meeting for disabled students (10:30am - 5pm, Tuesday 22 September 2015): To book for lunch, email
email@example.com or call 020 7955 7767
Living in the UK – a Survival Guide for International Students (various dates): Visit the Eventbrite page to book your ticket.
Other event information
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 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 Welcome Week which are not listed in the Welcome Guide. 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 Welcome Week.