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Visit LSE

Visit the campus and gain an insight into the LSE student experience

There are many different opportunities to visit LSE, from open days or campus tours, to drop-in sessions, student shadowing for year 12 students, and school visits.

To receive updates from LSE about these events and other School news, register your interest.

Campus tours

Guided campus tours

Following the precautionary measures the School is taking to support our community in response to COVID-19 (coronavirus), all public events on campus have been cancelled from Monday 23 March.

We are therefore unable to offer guided campus tours for the duration of this academic year. Our next guided campus tours are likely to take place in October 2020. Sign up to our mailing list to receive updates about future on-campus events.

Self-guided tours

To help ensure the safety and wellbeing of the LSE community, we ask that visitors do not visit the campus to undertake self-guided tours from Wednesday 18 March.

Information about LSE’s campus, including a campus tour video, can be accessed here.

We have a number of online resources, including student video diaries and webinars that will allow you to Experience LSE from home.

Drop-in sessions

The Student Marketing and Recruitment team will be unavailable for drop-in sessions from Wednesday 18 March.

We encourage prospective applicants to refer to our online resources to find out more about study options at LSE, student life and the application process.

If you have any questions about applying to or studying at LSE, please contact the Student Marketing and Recruitment team. Details of staff responsibilities can be found on our Who's who page.

Graduate Admissions drop-in sessions

The Graduate Admissions Office is unable to offer any drop-in sessions at present. Please refer to their website for further information about the graduate application process.

Events for offer holders

Offer Holders' Day for Undergraduates

All public events on campus have been cancelled from 23 March following the precautionary measures the School is taking to support our community in response to COVID-19 (coronavirus). As a result, LSE's Offer Holders' Day on Wednesday 22 April 2020 has been cancelled.

Further information about alternative online events for offer holders will be available on this page shortly.

Regional Offer Holders’ Information Sessions for Undergraduates

LSE’s regional information sessions for offer holders in Leeds and Bristol have been cancelled. Further information about alternative online events for offer holders will be available on this page shortly.

Destination LSE: pre-departure events around the world

Each summer, the School's alumni around the world organise Destination LSE events for undergraduate, graduate and General Course 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. 

Please note that events are added on a rolling basis, so check back later to see additional events as they're added. Alternatively, you can also email destination.lse@lse.ac.uk with any queries.

Student Shadowing

Student Shadowing provides a unique opportunity for Year 12 and 13 students from schools and colleges in the UK to gain an insight into studying at LSE. Students spend half a day at LSE shadowing an undergraduate student, attend a lecture, have a tour of campus, and quiz students on their university life.

Taster courses

All public events on campus have been cancelled from 23 March following the precautionary measures the School is taking to support our community in response to COVID-19 (coronavirus). As a result, LSE's Taster Courses on Thursday 28 May 2020 have been cancelled.

We have a number of online resources, including student video diaries and webinars that will allow you to Experience LSE from home.

LSE Open Days (Undergraduate)

All public events on campus have been cancelled from 23 March following the precautionary measures the School is taking to support our community in response to COVID-19 (coronavirus). As a result, The LSE Open Day on Wednesday 29 April 2020 has been cancelled.

Sign up to our mailing list to receive updates about future Open Days and on-campus events.

Visits to LSE for groups

Student Marketing and Recruitment hosts group visits to the LSE campus throughout the year.

Find out more about group visits in our teachers and schools pages.

Events for teachers and advisers

Advising the Advisers

Advising the Advisers is a free one day conference providing teachers and higher education advisers with advice and guidance on how best to support their students throughout the university admissions process. The next Advising the Advisers conference will take place in June 2020. 

World Class Study in London Information Session for Teachers and Advisers

Admissions and recruitment staff from Imperial College London, King’s College London, LSE, SOAS and UCL delivered information sessions for teachers and advisers in Manchester and Newcastle in November 2019.

To receive more information about any of the above events as well as regular updates on how you can support your students, sign up to our mailing list and see information for teachers and schools

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 participating in the following on campus events:

Student Shadowing scheme
LSE Offer Holders’ Day
LSE Open 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.

For further information, see LSE Travel Fund

LSE public events

Everyone is welcome to attend LSE’s public events, where some of the most influential figures in the social sciences can be heard. Events are generally free and open to all.

All public events on campus have been cancelled from 23 March following the precautionary measures the School is taking to support our community in response to COVID-19 (coronavirus). As a result, all public events on campus have been postponed from 23 March onwards. Please refer to the events webpage for further updates and podcasts and recordings of past events.

Visit LSE Events for more information about public events this term.   

Cancellation policy

Please note that as a result of circumstances or events outside of our control (known as a Force Majeure event), which includes but is not limited to industrial action, official government advice, fire, flood or other environmental or physical damage to premises, we may need to cancel an event at short notice.

In the event of a cancellation, a change of venue or date, we will endeavour to notify attendees wherever possible through the contact details given at the time of booking. For the avoidance of doubt, the School will not be liable for any costs you may incur as a result of any cancellation, change of venue or date.

 

 

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