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PhD Offer Holders 2023

Welcome to our MPhil/PhD in Statistics!

Undertaking a PhD can be one of the most creative and rewarding periods of your life.

Professor Pauline Barrieu, Head of Department

Welcome Schedule

Welcome Schedule

 Date TimeDescription 

Wednesday 20 September

10.30am-12.00 noon

Campus enrolment
PhD Academy, LRB 4.03 (Lionel Robbins Building, 4th Floor)
Visit the PhD Academy Website for more information on enrolment

Wednesday 20 September

2.00pm - 3.30pm

PhD Academy Welcome 
Old Theatre, Old Building

Embark on the PhD Journey – A round table discussion

Wednesday 20 September

3.30pm - 5.00pm

Reception and Services Fair 
PhD Academy, LRB 4.01 

Thursday 21 September


PhD Welcome Lunch
COL 6.15 (6th Floor,
Columbia House, 69 Aldwych)

Meet our staff (including our Head of Department and Doctoral Programme Director) and research students over lunch. 

Thursday 21 September

2.00pm - 3.30pm

Department Orientation
COL 6.15 (6th Floor,
Columbia House, 69 Aldwych)

Friday 22 September

10.00am - 1.00pm

PhD Treasure Hunt

You will be matched with other PhD students in a team to complete a treasure hunt around Holborn. Your team will be given questions and challenges to complete as part of the game. The hunt will take up to two hours, and is run through an app.

If you wish to register to attend, please inform Penny Montague (p.montague@lse.ac.uk) by Thursday 14 September

Friday 29 September

6.00pm - 

Bowling Night
Bloomsbury Lanes, WC1H 9EU

All new Statistics students are invited to enjoy the private Kingpin Suite with unlimited bowling, table tennis, a pool table and arcade games. 

Registration essential - links have been circulated via email. 

Below you can find useful information on the MPhil/PhD programme and how we're working to keep you safe and supported. 

Key information before you arrive

Key Contacts

Penny Montague, Research and Finance Manager, p.montague@lse.ac.uk

Professor Clifford Lam, Doctoral Programme Director, c.lam2@lse.ac.uk

PhD Student Handbook 2023/24

handbook-previewYour guide to the MPhil/PhD programme, with key information on the School.

Join our Moodle page

Our Moodle page has been created for both new and current MPhil/PhD students, to provide a one-site resource for information!

It has lots of useful guidance including what to expect throughout the year, regulations, examinations, support staff, and the programme handbook.

Join our Moodle page

PhD Academy

The PhD Academy, based in the Lionel Robbins building (above the Library), was created to complement the support and facilities provided by the departments and to offer a focal point for PhD students from across LSE. The PhD Academy provides a support and advice hub for the Doctoral Student community.

LSE Digital Skills Lab

Learn essential tools to help you with your coursework and your future career. They offer workshops and online self-study in Microsoft Office, web design, coding and more. Find out more

LSE Faith Centre

The Faith Centre is a space for all during their time at LSE. From transformational leadership programmes seeking to build relationships and transform attitudes within and between faiths, to weekly wellbeing classes, and activities for student faith societies, there is something here for everyone.

This guide offers information on the Faith Centre’s work, and an overview of the beliefs and practices of six of the largest religious groups on campus, and humanism and atheism.

Keep in touch

You can follow us on the Student Hub and on social media to keep up to date on Department news!