Please find below some Frequently Asked Questions related to the Open Day:
Do I need to book to attend?
All visitors should book a place at the Open Day in advance. Bookings are now closed as the event is fully booked. There are other opportunities to visit LSE, or experience LSE from home, including webinars and videos. LSE also 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. We aim to record all the talks at the Open Day and these will be available to download and listen to on this page after the event. See the 'Podcasts' section of this page.
Will I receive confirmation of my booking?
Once you have booked a place at the Open 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. 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. 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.
What time does the event start and finish?
The first registration slot opens at 9am and the last subject talk finishes at 4.45pm. 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 programme [PDF] to help plan your day in advance.
Will I receive a programme before the Open Day?
A programme [PDF] is available. 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.
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 Open 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 programme [PDF] is available so you can plan your day in advance.
Can I visit student accommodation?
One of our halls of residence will be open for tours at the Open Day. 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 Open 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.
I can't make it to the Open Day. Can I arrange a visit at another time?
If you are unable to attend the Open Day, there are other opportunities to visit LSE, or experience LSE from home, including webinars and videos.
LSE also 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.
I still have questions about the Open Day. Who should I contact?
If your questions have not been answered above, please contact the event organiser Alice Else.