Department COVID information

How we're keeping you safe and supported


In Sardinia House, where the Department is located, we very much look forward to welcoming our new and returning students for the 2020/2021 academic session. 

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 academic year ahead.

What you can you expect in the Department of International History and in its home at Sardinia House:

Social distancing and use of masks

  • We have implemented 2-metre social distancing in most spaces for safe work and study.
  • Everyone must wear a face covering over the nose and mouth in Sardinia House in shared areas and communal spaces, unless they are exempt from doing so for medical or disability related reasons. The same rule applies to all indoor spaces on campus.
  • Students and staff are asked to observe one-way markings on the floor throughout Sardinia House and social distancing.
  • There will be sanitising points at the entrance of the building.

Use of the Administrative Office

  • Most members of our administrative team are working from home to ensure we minimise the spread of the virus and to keep everyone safe, especially our students.
  • However, each Programme Administrator will offer daily office hours appointment slots via Zoom to students. You can book these on the Student Hub, by looking up the Programme Administrator's name under "Make a Booking".
  • There will also be one member of the administrative staff on the first floor of Sardinia House from 11am to 4pm on Monday, Tuesday Thursday and Friday. But this is not a walk-in service. Students will be seen by appointment only.
  • You can book appointments via the Student Hub to see one of the team face-to-face if required. Follow this link to make your booking.
  • We urge students to book online appointments as far in advance as possible and if attending physically to only arrive at the time of their appointment following social distancing guidelines.
  • Students must wear a face covering over the nose and mouth when attending their appointment, unless they are exempt from doing so for medical or disability related reasons.

Submission of coursework

  • No hardcopies will be accepted in 2020/21.
  • All submissions of coursework must be emailed to class teacher/Programme Administrator and 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.

Office hours


  • 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 Coronavirus. 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.

LSE Trace

  • 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.

Get tested at LSE


  • 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 ih.deptmanager@lse.ac.uk.
  • For programme related matters please email the relevant Programme Administrator.