As well as formal contact time, as part of your studies at LSE you will need to spend a large amount of time studying independently. This could include reading and writing essays, projects and other course work assignments, and research.
To support you with this, we have a range of services to turn to for advice and to help you make the most of your time at the School.
Find out more about what studying your undergraduate degree at LSE involves
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Teachers and academic mentors
For guidance about a particular class, you can turn to your class teacher and/or the teacher responsible for each course who guides the class teachers.
You will also have an academic mentor, who receives regular reports from class teachers and meets with you during the course of the year to discuss your academic progress. The academic mentor is also there to help with any academic, administrative or personal questions where the student may not be sure which person or office is responsible.
In addition, each department has a Departmental Tutor responsible for the day to day running of undergraduate studies in the department.
All members of academic staff set aside specified times (office hours) when they are free to see any student to discuss any academic issue.
Find out more about academic support services.