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Advice and counselling

LSE Student Counselling Service

The LSE Student Counselling Service, part of the School’s wider Student Wellbeing Service, is free of charge for all current students at LSE. It aims to enable students to cope more effectively with any personal or study difficulties that may be affecting them while at LSE. There are eight professionally qualified and experienced counsellors in the Service, who between them offer around 80 sessions of counselling each week. All counselling sessions need to be booked in advance, and can be made in person, by phone or email. There are also “urgent” slots available each day for students in distress.

LSE Students' Union Advice and Support Service

The Students’ Union Advice and Support Service offers all LSE students professional, free, independent and confidential advice, support and representation on a range of issues that students may face during their time at LSE.

The SU advisers can help with a range of issues including academic misconduct and appeals, housing disrepair, landlord and tenant disputes, tenancy contracts and general welfare enquiries.

Hardship funds are also available to assist students with unexpected costs that they may face whilst studying. This includes council tax liability, emergency housing and  homelessness, repeating students' costs, medical costs, small claims court and legal costs and a women's right to choose fund for unplanned pregnancies, as well as consideration for general hardship. 

All services are independent, impartial, confidential and free of charge. 

Adviser to women students

A member of academic staff acts as the adviser to women students. She is available to discuss all issues of concern to students in the School, including sexual harassment, and to offer advice and support to students with personal problems.