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Below you will find responses to your most frequently asked questions about beginning your programme with the LSE Department of Health Policy in September 2020.
What extracurricular activities is the Department planning to hold on campus?
There will be some academic and social activities that will be held on campus to supplement your studies, but we are still working on the planning for these events so we can’t confirm anything at this stage. It’s important to us that we are able to make any on campus event as safe as possible. As soon as it is safe to do so, information about academic and social activities will be made available to students.
Out of class, all students will have the opportunity to meet and work together between classes in study groups and other learning activities, both online and in-person. We are also working on organising a range of online events to help you get to know each other before we can all meet safely on campus.
The current pandemic is making it difficult to gather the information and documents needed to complete my application and/or meet my offer conditions. Where can I find someone to discuss my options?
All questions about applications and offers can be answered by the Graduate Admissions Office (GAO). You may find that others have found themselves asking the same questions as you, you can find the answers to these FAQs on the GAO news page. If you can’t find the information you are looking for, get in touch with the team through the GAO enquiry form.
I’m unable to travel to take part in my programme on campus for the first term. How will this impact on my learning?
We know for some students it will be impossible for them to join us on campus for the start of term. We are making every effort to ensure that your studies are not impacted by your circumstance. You will be able to watch your lectures online and arrangements will be made to make sure you can be also involved in all other learning activities and where this is not possible, recordings will be made available.
Will the library be open from September?
Undergraduate and Master’s students will be able to access the Library, in person, from September 2020, while observing social distancing measures. All students are able to access the Library’s digital materials remotely at any time.
Will I have an opportunity to meet my classmates?
All students will have the opportunity to meet and work together between classes in study groups and other learning activities, both online and in-person. We are also working to organise a range of online events to help you get to know each other before we can all meet safely on campus.
What if I can’t make it to London for the start of term?
We are asking students to join us on campus for the start of term, which begins on 28 September. We are planning to run your seminars, tutorials and classes on campus where possible, all in a socially distanced environment. However, these activities will also be accessible to students unable to access campus if there is a delay to joining us in London.
When and how can I apply for student visa in my Home Country?
Please see the link to ISVAT for advice on obtaining a visa for your studies.