Please find below some Frequently Asked Questions related to the Offer Holders’ Day:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If your questions have not been answered above, please contact the event organiser Alice Else.