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LSE Access and Participation Plan


Our Access and Participation Plans sets out how LSE will improve equality of opportunity for underrepresented groups to access, succeed in and progress from higher education.

LSE is the world’s leading specialist social science institution, founded in 1895 for the betterment of society. The drafting of our five year Access and Participation Plan (APP) coincides with the launch of our new LSE Strategy 2030, a collaborative and inclusive long-term plan through which the LSE community signals its commitment to widening access to higher education in general and to LSE specifically; to ensuring an inclusive education; and to equitable outcomes for all students.

We understand that our position as a highly selective Russell Group institution with an international profile places extra responsibility on us to deliver continued improvements in access to, and success within, the School for those groups currently underrepresented at LSE and in the wider HE sector. Our 2030 strategy and our APP recognise that challenge and set out the steps, across all stages of the student lifecycle, to deliver equal opportunities for all.

Please read our LSE Access and Participation Plan 2019-20

Please read our LSE Access and Participation Plan 2020-25.

Read our previous Access Agreements here