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A message from Anthony Giddens to all our students and alumni in the United States

We at the School would like to express our most heartfelt condolences and sympathies to all students, alumni and staff who are personally affected by the great tragedies that have occurred in the United States.

These events have shocked the world. Our thoughts go out to those individuals caught up in these disasters, their family and friends, and those working so hard in rescue and humanitarian operations currently underway.

The School is offering advice and counselling to LSE American students currently in London, helping them to cope with their emotions and reactions to these acts. I hope that anyone experiencing similar emotions of shock, fear, uncertainty and sorrow will also seek out both the support of those closest to them and the help of professionals. If we at the LSE can be of any help to you in this difficult time, please contact us and we will do our best to help.

Further information

On Friday 14 September at 11am a three minute silence will be observed across Europe. There will also be a service at 12 noon at St Paul's Cathedral. The School respects the wishes of all those who might want to take part in these ceremonies.

G9, the General Course Office located at 20 Kingsway, is available as a support centre for anyone trying to contact friends and family in the United States. This room is open from 9.30am - 5.30pm daily, or telephone 0207 955 6860.

There are also student and staff counsellors available. For students, Chris Nancarrow is in the St Philips building on 0207 955 7016. Staff counsellor Monica Larkin is on 0207 955 6216.

The Foreign Office have also issued an emergency number for worried relatives, which is 0207 008 0000.

The following web services are currently accessible:

13 September 2001

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