In Sardinia House, where the Department is located, the wellbeing of our local community is paramount and our flexible approach to teaching and learning will ensure an excellent education while student experience continues safely for all. We are committed to sustaining our openness as we shape the world in partnership with students, staff and friends of our Department in the present academic year.
Campus is currently open for study, research and work for staff who need to return. Everyone coming to campus should continue to follow the COVID-secure measures in place around testing, social distancing, mask wearing and not meeting in more than groups of six or two households outside only.
What you can you expect in the Department of International History and in its home at Sardinia House:
- Members of our administrative team are working on campus and also from home to ensure we minimise the spread of the virus and to keep everyone safe, especially our students.
- Programme Administrators offer daily office hours appointment slots via Zoom to students during term time. You can book these on the Student Hub, by looking up the Programme Administrator's name under "Make a Booking".
- No hardcopies are accepted.
- All submissions of coursework must be emailed to class teacher and/or submitted to Turnitin via Moodle. Full details can be found on the Moodle courses.
- All submissions of forms relating to teaching must be emailed to the Programme Administrator.
- Individual course teachers, your academic adviser and the Department tutor will publicise before the start of term their office hours online. You can also find them in our website. These will be held in-person and/or online.
- Anyone coming to campus must self-monitor for symptoms and stay at home if they have potentially been exposed to COVID-19 or have had any symptoms over the past two weeks. Anyone with symptoms should self-isolate and get tested. For further guidance on symptoms and related matters please see this NHS page.
- If you test positive for COVID-19 you must self-isolate as per the NHS guidance and report your symptoms to the School via its track and trace system as soon as possible.
- To keep the entire community safe, well and supported the School has developed LSE Trace. This is the School’s track, trace and isolate programme. We ask you to take a minute to read about LSE Trace which aims to prevent, protect and minimise the risk of COVID-19 across our community.
- We ask that you utilise LSE Trace to enable the School to look after your health, safety and wellbeing, as well as that of other members of our community.
- All members of the LSE community will be asked to complete a quick check-in once a week to let LSE know how you are and if you or anyone in your household has developed coronavirus symptoms or had a positive test.
- If you develop COVID-19 symptoms or if you test positive for COVID-19 in between the wellness check-ins, you’ll need to report your symptoms and/or test result to LSE.
- LSE has its own on-campus testing facility. Testing is open for students and staff only, whether they have COVID-19 symptoms or not. To ensure we’re keeping students in our campus safe, anyone coming to campus, including those who have been vaccinated, must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result taken in the last 4 days to access buildings on campus. As a result, if you are coming to campus every weekday, you must obtain a negative COVID-19 test twice a week.
- Book a test online provided by LSE before you come to campus, or alternatively provide an up-to-date negative NHS test result (either from a home kit or NHS test site). Book a free test at LSE's on-campus COVID-19 Test Centre.
- You can pick up home testing kits from the Test Centre on campus and take them when convenient for you, without the need to book a testing slot. If you prefer, you can continue to book a test online provided by LSE's testing centre where you can get tested by a nurse and results processed on-site. When completing a test at home, you will be asked to report your test result to the NHS and record that you got the test from LSE. The instructions in the home testing pack will tell you how to do this. You can choose to receive a record of your test result (via text, email or both), which you can use as evidence of a negative test result to access campus buildings.
- If you take a rapid home test or a PCR test and you get a positive result, you need to let LSE Trace know.
- Find out more information about how to get tested outside of LSE via the National Health Service (NHS) website.
- We value your opinion and we always welcome your views and comments. We look forward to hearing about your experience at the Department.
- For general comments, resource matters or compliance issues please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- For programme related matters please email the relevant Programme Administrator.