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Welcome to the Department of Government

Welcome to LSE | 20 - 24 September 2021

Whether you will be on-campus during Welcome, or will be attending online for the start of the Michaelmas Term, we hope you'll find lots of opportunities to meet new friends, and learn more about studying here. 

We have a range of activities and events planned and you can find furher details below. You can also visit the LSE Welcome website to find out more about what's going on across the school.

We invite you to follow us on InstagramTwitter and Linkedin, and check out the Department of Government blog to read the latest articles from our staff and students.

Please see LSE's 2021/22 Welcome Guide for information on your first weeks and the academic year ahead. 

Please read the Keeping our community safe on campus webpage for details on the COVID-secure measures in place across LSE.


We’re very pleased to have you here and have put on various sessions to help you get settled in the Department. Make sure you attend the School’s Welcome presentation and the Department’s induction to find out everything you need to know and have the chance to meet academic faculty and your peers.

The full welcome schedule of events and more information about what to expect when stuyding in the Department of Government can be found via the undergraduate welcome page.

Get in contact! We’re here to help.

If you have any queries about our Welcome activities or your degree programme, please get in contact with Carla and Claire, your Undergraduate Programmes team. You can get us on:

Telephone: +44 (0)207 955 6498 / 7251


Programme Registration & Welcome Meetings

MSc programmes on-campus enrolment takes place on Friday 17 September 2021 in the Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House (CLM). The MSc Welcome Meeting for all MSc programmes takes place online via Zoom on Monday 20 September 2021. Most programme inductions take place in the afternoon of Monday 20 September 2021, with the exception of the MSc Political Science and Political Economy induction, which  takes place on Tuesday 21 September. The full schedule of events with relevant links to join online can be found on the masters welcome page

Department of Government MSc Welcome Schedule

Please see the full Department of Government MSc Welcome Schedule (2021/22) for full details on our welcome events. 

Provisional LSE Timetable

The LSE's provisional 2021/22 Lecture and Seminar Timetable is currently available online and the final version will be confirmed shortly. 

Graduate Course Choice

The Graduate Course Choice module will become available as an introductory browsing version in the Student section of your LSE For You (LfY) profile at 10:00 Monday 13 September. 

The Graduate Course Choice module will launch at 10:00 Monday 20 September for students to actively start selecting their courses.

Department of Government MSc Handbook

Please read the 2021/22 Department of Government MSc Handbook.

Contact Us

Please visit the LSE Welcome website for general information about your first weeks at LSE.

If you have any queries about our Welcome activities or your degree programme, please get in touch:



Tuesday 21 September 

Departmental Welcome Event

Learn more about the Department of Government.

Wednesday 22 September

Treasure Hunt around local London sites
A great way to meet other MRes Political Science students and find out more about the local London area.

Thursday 23 September

MRes/PhD Political Science Induction
9.30am to 12.30pm
CBG.1.08 (Centre Building, 1st floor)

The induction will be hosted by the Doctoral Programme Director Sara Hobolt and me, and will feature key information about:

  • The programme itself
  • The Department
  • Wellbeing and support
  • The library
  • Careers

There will be tea, coffee and breakfast snacks on offer too, and time before and after for us to meet each other and have a little catch up.

MRes Political Science On-Campus Enrolment

1.30 to 1.45 pm
Hong Kong Theatre

This is where you formally register on campus. More information can be found on the general Welcome website.

Friday 24 September

MRes/PhD Political Science Meet & Greet lunch
Location TBC

This is a more casual event where you can meet your fellow MRes and some current PhD students and have lunch in a relaxed atmosphere.

Tuesday 28 September (MT Week 1)

Researcher Meet & Greet
The Beaver’s Retreat (Upstairs at the George IV pub on campus)

Come and meet fellow MRes and PhD students and Faculty in the department. Drinks and nibbles will be provided!

Contact us

Please visit the LSE Welcome website for general information about your first weeks at LSE.

If you have any queries about our Welcome activities or your degree programme, please get in touch:

Telephone: +44 (0) 207 955 7979



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