COVID 19 - Advice for students

 Information for Economic History Students

We are continuing to monitor closely and proactively follow healthcare and government advice from the World Health Organisation and Public Health England. Based on this guidance, LSE’s campus is open and staff and students are encouraged to continue day-to-day activities as usual. 

The safety and wellbeing of our community is of the utmost importance and LSE is ready to put in place additional precautionary measures should the need arise. A School-wide COVID-19 senior team has been working since January to manage the situation  and  plan for a range of scenarios and contingencies so that we respond proportionately and responsibly as the situation evolves. 

Should the School decide to close we are working on measures to ensure that delivery of teaching will continue uninterrupted.  We are also liaising with the School to plan alternative arrangements for the Summer Term assessment and exam period.

Corona Virus Updates and FAQs for students

For the latest information you can check the dedicated FAQ webpage, which is updated daily. There you will find addition information and advice including how LSE can support you. 

What to do if you feel unwell

If you feel unwell and/or have a pre-existing health condition and are concerned, please visit the NHS111 webpages for expert advice and let the relevant contacts know so that we can support you. See below for contacts.

How to request an authorised absence

If you feel you wish to take an authorised absence please formally request this as follows:

Undergraduate students 

Contact Eric Schneider, UG Programmes Director ( and Helena Ivins, Undergraduate Administrator(

Master's students

Contact  Patrick Wallis, MSc Programmes Director ( and Tracy Keefe, Master's Programmes Manager (

PhD students

Neil Cummins, Doctoral Programme Director ( and Loraine Long, PhD Administrator (