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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

Visit LSE for a campus tour with a current LSE student.

Tours last approximately 30 minutes and are followed by a presentation and Q&A session, with a member of staff from Student Marketing and Recruitment. Tours depart promptly at 3pm from the Student Services Centre in the Old Building. Please ensure you arrive five minutes early as we are unable to wait for late arrivals. We are unable to provide storage facilities for bags and luggage.

 Book your place on a campus tour 

Campus tours are only available on the listed dates. If a guided tour is not offered on the date you wish to visit LSE, you are welcome to visit for a self-guided tour and drop-in session instead as detailed below.

Self-guided tours

You can go on a self-guided tour of the campus any weekday between 9.30 and 17.00, apart from University closure days.

You can see key LSE buildings in Google Maps, and use this to navigate the campus, or you can use the LSExplorer brochure [PDF], or collect a hard copy from Student Marketing and Recruitment.

See campus maps and information on disabled access to LSE buildings, and information on travelling to LSE.

If you have any queries during, before or after your self-guided tour, you are welcome to attend a drop-in session - please see the information below.

Drop-in sessions

If you have any questions about applying to or studying at LSE (undergraduate, graduate, General Course), feel free to drop into Student Marketing and Recruitment Pankhurst House (formerly Tower One), Sixth floor) between 9.30 and 17.00, Monday to Friday except School closure days. We'll be happy to help.

Upcoming School closure dates are as follows:
Monday 23 December 2019 – Wednesday 1 January 2020
Thursday 9 April –Wednesday 15 April 2020
Monday 8 May 2020
Monday 25 May 2020
Monday 31 August 2020

Graduate Admissions drop-in sessions

If you are applying for graduate study and have already begun the application process, you may like to attend one of the drop-in sessions offered by the Graduate Admissions team, in the Student Services Centre, Old Building.

Events for offer holders

Offer Holders' Day for Undergraduates

Each year, LSE holds an Offer Holders' Day on campus for undergraduate applicants with an offer of admission. The day is an excellent opportunity to attend subject taster talks, meet LSE students and tour the campus.

Regional Offer Holders’ Information Sessions for Undergraduates

LSE held regional information sessions for offer holders in Manchester and Bristol in March 2019. These sessions provided offer holders with a flavour of what life at LSE and in London is like. LSE will hold further regional information sessions for offer holders in March 2020. If you receive an offer of admission from LSE you will be contacted about these regional events. 

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

The university taster course programme provides Year 12 students with a taste of what life at a university in London is like. Taster courses are free to attend and you can choose from over 100 courses in a variety of subject areas at numerous participating universities.

LSE will hold taster courses in the following subjects in May 2020:

  • Anthropology

  • Economic History

  • Finance

  • Geography and Environment

  • International History

  • Languages

  • Social Policy

Further information about the LSE Taster courses will be available from University Taster Courses in November 2019.

LSE Open Days (Undergraduate)

We hold two Undergraduate Open Days a year, one in the Spring and one in the Summer. 

An Open Day is your opportunity to find out more about LSE, the application process, careers, financial support, and a specific subject or two that you're interested in. You also have the chance to visit the campus and a hall of residence. 

The next LSE Open Day will be in April 2020. Further information and bookings will be available from January 2020. To receive further details and notification when bookings open,  register your interest

Recordings of the talks from previous Open Days can be accessed on the Experience LSE webpage.

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

WCSiL information session for teachers and advisers – Newcastle

WCSiL information session for teachers and advisers – Manchester 

Meet admissions and recruitment staff from five of London’s leading universities and find out more about supporting your students through the university application process at information sessions taking place in Manchester and Newcastle in November 2019. 

World Class Study in London International Counsellors' Conference

This conference gives international teachers and counsellors the opportunity to meet representatives from five of London’s world class universities. The event will be held at LSE on Monday 24 February 2020. Further information and a booking form will be available 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..

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

 

 

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