Undergraduate students who are not living in halls of residence are given the opportunity to be allocated a trained LSE Student Mentor through LSE's Off Campus Support Scheme.
Mentors are mainly second and third year undergraduate students who have first-hand experience of studying at LSE. They provide a friendly face for incoming students who don’t live in halls and information on the wide range of support services available at the School.
Mentors are in touch by email by mid-September to answer any questions that come up before arriving, periodically arrange opportunities for their mentoring groups to get together, and offer confidential email advice and support throughout the entire first academic year. Since mentoring groups often include students from the same department, this is a great chance to meet others who are not living in a hall of residence but may share similar interests.