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Disabled students and students with long-term medical conditions or dyslexia

LSE is firmly committed to operating a system of equal opportunity. Disabled applicants, or those with dyslexia or long term medical conditions are considered on the same basis as all other applicants. 

The Disability and Well-being Office| is part of the Teaching and Learning Centre| and provides a first point of contact for prospective and current disabled students, and students with long term medical conditions and/or dyslexia who need the School to make reasonable adjustments in order for them to access their programme of study.

If you are thinking of applying to LSE, you should be aware that the School's campus is made up of a mixture of old and new buildings with a variety of access solutions. If you feel that physical access may be an issue, it is a good idea to arrange a visit to us. This can be arranged at any point, before or during the application process, by emailing the Disability and Well-being Office at: disability-dyslexia@lse.ac.uk|

Prospective students are encouraged to make early contact with the office and, where possible, make a preliminary visit to the School.

If you choose to apply to LSE and want to make a formal application you will be asked on the application form about a disability. It is helpful to let us know at this stage so we are able to support you in the best way possible. You may contact the Disability and Well-being Office by email or telephone at any stage to discuss this further. Please email disability-dyslexia@lse.ac.uk|, or call the office on 0207 955 7767. Early disclosure will help us to make any adjustments necessary to ensure that your time at LSE is as comfortable as possible. Following your discussion with the office, an 'Individual Student Support Agreement' (ISSA) can be drafted, outlining the arrangements to be made to meet your needs.

Please note that disclosure of any disabilities, including learning difficulties or dyslexia, does not place you at a disadvantage in the admissions process. It will allow us to make reasonable adjustments for you, should you wish to visit the campus during the admissions process, or indeed if you're application is successful, and you wish to take up your place.

There are advisers for students with mental health and well-being issues, specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia, and other disabilities or long term medical conditions. An ISSA can be put in place, which records the 'reasonable adjustments' agreed for individual students, including any special exam arrangements, and the information is circulated with the student's signed consent to the appropriate parts of the School.

Facilities at LSE include:

  • Mobility-impaired access to most buildings and hearing support systems installed in most large lecture rooms
  • An accessible library with two study rooms and 13 computers reserved for disabled students; lockers; a book fetch service and photocopying assistance where required
  • Assistive software and specialist IT support
  • A Neurodiversity Interest Group
  • Resources via Moodle and the brainhe.com website
  • A number of accessible and adapted rooms in most halls of residence
  • All lecture theatres and larger classrooms are fitted with infra-red hearing support systems
  • Readers, note-takers and support assistants can be arranged as part of the LSE Circles Network of peer support
  • Practical support can also be provided by a Community Service Volunteer (CSV)
  • A Disability Equality Research Network for researchers who are disabled and/or researching disability.
  • There is a day room, with bed and easy chairs

UK students are advised that they may be eligible for a Disabled Student Allowance (DSA) to fund disability-related costs. Further details are available from the government website| and it is advisable to start the process as early as possible. Please inform the Disability and Well-being Office if you are in receipt of the DSA.

You can contact the Disability and Well-being Office by telephone: +44 (0)20 7955 7767 or by email: disability-dyslexia@lse.ac.uk|