Welcome 2019

Your opportunity to learn more about your programme of study and life in the Department of Media and Communications and LSE.

A very warm welcome all new and returning students to the Department in the 2019-20 academic year. Let's make this the best year yet!

Professor Sarah Banet-Weiser, Head of Department


A Welcome Message from the Head of Department

A very warm welcome to all new and returning students to the Department of Media and Communications in the 2019-20 academic year.

I’m extremely excited to oversee the Department's Welcome 2019 events. I’m also confident that our faculty and professional services teams both in the Department and across the School will be able to provide you with everything you need to feel comfortable within the LSE learning environment as you begin this exciting new adventure in your life. 

Below you will find a programme of events for both incoming MSc and MPhil/PhD students, so please read this carefully and make a note of the events you need to attend. If you have any questions about any of these events, you can contact media.communications.admissions@lse.ac.uk.

For general information on welcome events around LSE, please check the LSE Welcome webpages.

Let's make this the best year yet!

Professor Sarah Banet-Weiser
Head of Department

Early arrivals

If you are joining us early take a look at the Early Arrivals pages for full information on support offered. 


Friday 20th September 2019

Registration takes place in the Hong Kong Theatre  – please see here for full details of your programme slot for registering on the Friday. You will also find details here about the central School Welcome Presentations which take place in the Peacock Theatre. 

Departmental MSc Welcome events

Monday 23rd September 2019

  • Department and Head of Department Welcome
    Old Theatre – Old Building - 12.00pm (midday) – 1.30pm 

Tuesday 24th September 2019

  • What to Expect from Your Year at LSE – An Intro from Professional Service Staff
    Sheikh Zayed Theatre – NAB – 10.00am – 11.30am
  • Media and Communications Q&A session with Professional Service Staff
    Old Theatre – Old Building - 2.30pm – 3.30pm

Wednesday 25th September 2019

MSc Programme Meetings:

  • MSc Media, Comms and Development
    Fawcett House - FAW.2.04 - 11am – 2pm
  • MSc Media & Comms (Governance) 
    Clement House - CLM.2.05 – 1pm–3pm 
  • MSc Politics & Communication
    32 Lincoln’s Inn Fields - 32L.G.03 – 1pm-3pm
  • MSc Media & Comms Data and Society
    Centre Building - CBG.2.04 – 2pm-4pm
  • MSc Global Media & Comms (with Fudan)
    32 Lincoln’s Inn Fields - 32L.LG.02 – 2pm-4pm
  • MSc Global Media & Comms (with USC)
    Clement House - CLM.5.02 – 2pm-4pm
  • MSc Strategic Communications
    Kingsway - KSW.1.04 – 2pm-4pm
  • MSc Media & Comms Classic and Research
    Centre Building - CBG.B1.02 – 1pm – 3pm
  • MSc Global Media & Comms (with UCT)
    Pethick-Lawrence House - Silverstone Room (PEL.7.01A) – 12pm-2pm
  • Part Time Students session with Director of Graduate Studies
    Pethick-Lawrence House - Silverstone Room (PEL.7.01A) – 4pm-4.30pm
  • Department Welcome Reception
    Old Building - Staff Dining Room, 5th Floor – 5pm-6.30pm

Thursday 26th September 2019

Academic Mentor Meetings

  • Today, you will meet your academic mentor, who will be your main contact point for both academic and personal welfare issues in the School. Your meeting will be in one of two time slots today – either 11am – 12midday or 1pm – 2pm.

    You will receive an email from the Media and Communications Department to your personal email addresses by the end of the day on Wednesday 25 September to inform you of who your academic mentor will be, and what time and where your meeting with will take place.

LSE School Welcome events

Compulsory LSE Welcome presentations take place for all new students – take a look at the Welcome Presentations for details about time, date and location.  

For other information about Student Services open hours and the Welcome Fair please take a look in the Welcome Guide and on the LSE Student Union.

Settling In to LSE

Find out more about settling in to your year at LSE.

Preparing for study

For more information about your programme why not visit the School calendar. Department handbooks will be available online in due course.

Reading lists for each programme can be found on the Programme pages – just select the programme you are studying on.

Join the Media and Communications community

Before or as soon as you arrive make sure to follow us on Twitter.

Getting in touch

If you have any queries please feel free to contact us via email on media.communications.admissions@lse.ac.uk