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Events

Undergraduate Offer Holders' Day

Hosted by the Student Marketing and Recruitment team

LSE Campus, London, United Kingdom

The Offer Holders’ Day gives undergraduate applicants with an offer of admission an opportunity to visit the LSE campus, attend subject taster talks and meet LSE students and academics. 

Intended for those applicants with an offer for entry in September 2020 or deferred for 2021, the Offer Holders’ Day is designed to ensure that you can obtain all the information you need to make a well-informed choice about whether to accept your offer of a place at LSE and provides you with the opportunity to:

  • attend subject taster sessions relevant to your degree programme
  • meet current LSE students
  • visit some of our student accommodation
  • ask your questions directly to academic and support staff

Booking is essential.

How can I attend?

Please refer to the information in 'how can I attend?' to make your booking. It is essential that visitors book a place at the Offer Holders' Day in advance. You are welcome to come by yourself or bring one guest. if you'd like to bring a guest with you, please indicate this when you book your place. Space restrictions on campus mean we cannot accomodate more than one guest per student.

Planning your day

Please refer to our provisional programme of events [PDF] for full details of the activities taking place at the Offer Holders' Day. A full programme of events will be available a few weeks before the event and paper copies will be distributed on the day.

We recommend you refer to the provisional programme of events [PDF] and book your Offer Holders' Day place before you arrange your travel or accommodation.

If you need help deciding where to go or require directions on the day, please ask one of our Student Ambassadors, who will be wearing black or white LSE t-shirts. The Ambassadors are current LSE students so feel free to ask them about their experiences of life at LSE!

Arrival and registration

All visitors are required to check in at the Offer Holders' Day registration desk before attending any other activities.

Within 24 hours of booking a place at the Offer Holders' Day you will receive a confirmation email detailing the location of the registration desk. The email will also contain an event QR code.

If you do not receive a confirmation email please check your junk or spam folders. Please contact study@lse.ac.uk if you require assistance with this. 

When you arrive at the registration desk you will need to present the QR code at the top of your confirmation email ready for scanning. We can scan your QR code from a phone or tablet – there is no need to print the email. 

At registration you and your guest will receive an LSE wristband, which will act as your visitor passes for the day.

Once you have registered, you are free to attend any of the events taking place during the day.

Travel and accommodation

We recommend you refer to the provisional programme of events [PDF] and book your Offer Holders' Day place before you arrange travel or accommodation.

Use our maps of LSE and directions to the campus to find your way to us. We strongly recommend you use public transport as car parking in the area is extremely limited. 

The TfL Journey Planner can help you find your way across London by tube, bus and train.

If you are currently studying at a state school or college in the UK and living more than 50 miles away from the LSE campus, you may be eligible to apply for the LSE Travel Fund.

If you’re planning to stay overnight in London, why not enjoy a taste of university life by staying in an LSE hall of residence? Staying in LSE halls is cost effective, and prospective students receive a 20 per cent discount on the standard room rates. 

LSE Travel Fund

The LSE Travel Fund contributes towards the cost of standard rail or coach travel to and from the LSE campus for eligible prospective undergraduate students attending the Offer Holders’ Day.

Who should apply?
The LSE Travel Fund is available to prospective undergraduate students currently studying at a state school or college in the UK and living more than 50 miles away from the LSE campus who meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Live in an area of low progression to higher education. This is determined by home postcode, which must be in POLAR4 quintile 1 or 2. Check your postcode (selecting MSOA) to see if you have ‘Quintile 1’ or ‘Quintile 2’ next to POLAR4 in the table. More information about POLAR.
  • Looked after children/have been in local authority care.
  • Eligible for free school meals and/or pupil premium in the last 6 years.
  • Have a disability or specific learning difficulty.

If you meet our eligibility criteria, please complete the application form at LSE Travel Fund, retain your travel receipts and submit a copy of them, along with your bank details to Alice Else at a.else@lse.ac.uk after the event. 

For further information, see LSE Travel Fund

Other opportunities to visit LSE

If you are unable to attend the Offer Holders' Day, there are other opportunities to visit LSE, or there are ways to experience LSE from home, including webinars and videos.

LSE runs a series of public lectures throughout the year which are free to attend and open to all. Visit LSE Events for more information about public lectures. 

Accessibility

If you have any access requirements, you can indicate this on the booking form at the time of registering for the event. Alternatively, please contact Sarah Mullen to discuss your requirements. 

Accessibility guides for all LSE buildings can be viewed on the AccessAble website.

FAQs

Please find below some Frequently Asked Questions related to the Offer Holders’ Day:

Do I need to book to attend?

All visitors should book a place at the Offer Holders’ Day in advance. Please select one of the registration slots from the 'How can I attend?' box above.  

Will I receive confirmation of my booking?

Once you have booked a place at the Offer Holders’ Day, you will be sent a confirmation email containing a QR code which you will be required to present on the day at registration.

Your email will contain information about the programme of events and details of where you should register on the day.

Do I need to book individual talks?

No, you do not need to book to attend other subject or general talks in advance. Seating is allocated on a first come first served basis, so we would advise arriving in good time as the most popular sessions do fill up quickly. We cannot exceed the legal capacity of the venues so once the venue is full, we will have to turn people away. No standing is permitted for health and safety reasons. General talks are repeated throughout the day to allow all students the opportunity to attend.

Please note only prospective students will be admitted to the subject talks and only those who have an offer in that subject (or joint with another subject) . Due to space limitations, parents and other guests will be unable to attend.

Recordings of the sessions will be made available online after the event.

Can I attend a subject session in a subject I do not have an offer for?

If you have an offer for a joint programme, you are welcome to attend subject sessions for both/all subject areas. For example, those students who have an offer for Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) can attend the subject sessions in Philosophy, Government, and Economics if they wish.

However, due to space restrictions on campus, if you do not have an offer in the subject, you will NOT be able to attend that subject session. For example students who have an offer for Maths and Economics are not able to attend the subject session in Finance.

What time does the event start and finish?

The first registration slot opens at 9.30am and the event finishes at 4pm. You do not need to stay all day; the programme has been designed to allow you to choose which activities you would like to attend. We would recommend that you refer to our provisional programme [PDF] to help plan your day in advance. 

Will I receive a programme before the Offer Holders’ Day?

A provisional programme [PDF] is available. A full programme will be available on this webpage a few weeks before the event. A copy will be emailed to you and paper copies will be available on the day at registration.

How do I get to LSE, and where do I go when I arrive?

Holborn and Temple underground stations are a five to ten minute walk away from LSE.  Use our maps of LSE and directions to the campus to find your way to us. 

If you’re staying overnight in London, you may be interested in staying in an LSE hall of residence.

When you arrive at LSE, you should register before attending any other events. At registration we will scan your QR code and issue you and your guest with an LSE wristband. Details of the registration location will be contained in your booking confirmation email. 

Can you pay for the cost of my travel to the LSE campus?

The LSE Travel Fund contributes towards the cost of standard rail or coach travel to and from the LSE campus for eligible prospective undergraduate students attending the Offer Holders’ Day.

If you are currently studying at a state school or college in the UK and living more than 50 miles away from the LSE campus, you may be eligible to apply for the LSE Travel Fund.

What do I do after I've registered?

The programme has been designed to be flexible so you are free to decide which of the Offer Holders’ Day activities you’d like to attend. You may wish to attend one of the many talks taking place, visit the Information Stands, take a self-guided tour or visit one of the halls of residence. A provisional programme [PDF] is available so you can plan your day in advance.

Can I visit student accommodation?

Two of our halls of residence will be open for tours at the Offer Holders’ Day. Please make your own way to Bankside House or Northumberland House between 11am and 4pm where LSE students will take you on a guided tour of the accommodation and communal areas.

The Residential Services team will also be on hand on the LSE campus throughout the day to answer any questions you have about the different LSE accommodation available, living in halls of residence or elsewhere in London.

Can I store my luggage?

We do not have storage facilities at LSE so you will be required to keep personal belongings with you at all times. Consequently, we would ask that you avoid bringing luggage with you. Mainline stations, such as London King’s Cross, London Euston and London Waterloo, often offer paid for left luggage facilities. 

What should I bring with me to the Offer Holders’ Day?

Please bring your confirmation email containing the QR code. When you arrive on campus you will need to present the QR code at the registration desk. We can scan your code from a phone or tablet; you do not need to print the email.

You may find it useful to bring a pen and paper with you so you are able to make notes during the talks. You may also wish to bring a refillable water bottle with you that you can refill at one of the water fountains on the LSE campus.

Please be aware that LSE is one of the few universities in Central London to maintain an open campus policy to provide a free and collegiate atmosphere that many of the School enjoy. As a result, much of the LSE campus is a public place. As Central London is densely populated, and petty crime happens often (as in other large cities), students and visitors to the campus do need to be extra vigilant with regards to their personal belongings and safety. We provide further information about Keeping Safe on the LSE campus and a Staying Safe booklet that you might find useful.

I can't make it to the Offer Holders’ Day. Can I arrange a visit at another time?

If you are unable to attend the Offer Holders' Day, there are other opportunities to visit LSE, including the Open Day on Wednesday 29 April 2020 and LSE public lectures throughout the year are free and open to all.

Away from campus, we hold regional information sessions in the UK, providing offer holders with a flavour of what life at LSE and in London is like. We will contact you about these events if we are holding a session in your region.

For offer holders outside of the UK, each summer, the School's alumni around the world organise Destination LSE events for students joining LSE for the first time. Meet fellow future LSE students, as well as current students and alumni and find out more about what studying at LSE is like. 

Alternatively, you can experience LSE from home, including webinars and videos.

I still have questions about the Offer Holders’ Day. Who should I contact?

If your questions have not been answered above, please contact the event organiser Alice Else.

Podcasts

The following podcasts are edited recordings of some of the talks that took place at the LSE Undergraduate Offer Holders' Day in April 2018 and 2019. Whether you were unable to attend the event, or just wish to listen to some of the talks again, we hope you find them interesting and informative.

We apologise in advance for poor sound quality and abrupt endings in some of these talks. The views expressed by speakers at LSE events are their own personal views and do not necessarily represent the wider views of the School.

General talks

Introduction to LSE talk
Parents' talk
Student life talk
Careers talk

Subject taster sessions

Accounting (2018)
Economics (2018)
Economic History (2018)
Finance
Geography (2018)
Government (2018)
International History
International Relations
Languages 
Law (2018)
Management (2018)
Mathematics 
Philosophy (2018)
Social Policy 
Statistics (2018)

Event photography and video

Photographers and videographers may be attending LSE’s Offer Holders’ Day, capturing content that will be used in our promotional materials, such as webpages and prospectuses. Should you or a member of your group not wish to be photographed, please advise the photographer or a member of LSE staff working at the event.

How can I attend? Add to calendar

Booking is essential.

Please refer to the provisional programme of events [PDF] before booking your place.

Please click on your preferred registration time below to book a place:

Registration 1: 9:30 -10.00am

Registration 2: 10.00 - 10.30am

Registration 3: 10.30 - 11.00am

Registration 4: 11.00- 11.30am

The Offer Holders' Day booking form works best with Google Chrome. If you experience technical difficulties completing the form in other browsers (e.g. Internet Explorer, Safari) please try using Google Chrome instead. If you are still unable to successfully complete the online booking form, please call the Student Marketing and Recruitment team on +44 (0)20 7955 6613. 

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