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Useful information for students


Moodle is a virtual learning environment (VLE) accessible to staff and students. It allows each course to have a protected website featuring a range of resources and tools. Moodle is flexible and the way in which it is used by lecturers will vary from each course. Common features include:

- Course information and reading lists
- Access to electronic readings
- Discussion boards
- On-line quizzes
- Multimedia content including video
- Electronic submission of coursework

Moodle can be accessed both on and off campus. To access Moodle, go to: http://moodle.lse.ac.uk and use your LSE user name and password to log in. This page also has links to help and advice on using Moodle. If you experience any technical problems with Moodle, please contact the IT helpdesk.

IT Support

The Student IT Help Desk can be found on the First Floor of the Library. Please contact them for support regarding School-owned hardware and software on the LSE network, any network and e-mail account issues, and general IT queries.

Software can also be purchased via the IT Help Desk, including Stata, SPSS and NVivo. For more information, please click here.

A Laptop Surgery is held in the Walk In Centre on the first floor of the Library. You can get free advice and hands-on assistance with problems connecting to LSE resources from personally -owned laptops and mobile devices.

IT Services is committed to ensuring equality of access to services for students with disabilities. This includes providing additional PCs and printing facilities for students with disabilities in the public computer areas in the Library as well as support with assistive technologies and software. To arrange for one-to-one support, please contact  Sebastiaan Eldritch-Böersen or Yvonne Ward via imt.disabilities.support@lse.ac.uk where you will be contacted to arrange an appointment.

Study Room

The Department of Methodology has a study room (COL8.13) which is for the exclusive use of students on the MSc Social Research Methods degree when not in use for seminars, meetings and other departmental events. It is a common room/study room equipped with computers and is a useful place to meet with fellow students and hold study groups. 

Regular seminars take place in the study room which students are welcome to attend - details of forthcoming events will be e-mailed to members of the department.


As well as the study room, students have access to the departmental kitchen which is equipped with a kettle, coffee machine, fridge and microwave.