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Student support

We’re here to help and support you throughout your time at LSE, whether you need help with your academic studies or support with your welfare and wellbeing.

Whatever your query, big or small, there are a range of people you'll be able to speak to and who will be happy to help whilst you are at LSE.

Browse through the sections below and if you would like more information on a particular type of support then take a look at the information and videos available on our 'Support during your studies' page.

Academic support services

  • LSE LIFE: this is where you should go to develop skills you’ll use as a student and beyond. The centre runs talks and workshops on skills you’ll find useful in the classroom, offers one-to-one sessions with study advisers who can help you with reading, making notes, writing, research and exam revision, and provides drop-in sessions for academic and personal support.
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    Find out more about LSE LIFE and the support it offers to LSE students
  • IT helpoffer support 24 hours a day to assist with all of your technology queries.
  • LSE Library: the British Library of Political and Economic Science, founded in 1896, is the major international library of the social sciences. It stays open late, has lots of excellent resources and it’s a great place to study. As an LSE student, you’ll have access to a number of other academic libraries in Greater London and nationwide.
  • Language Centre: the centre offers undergraduate programmes and courses, English for Academic Purposes and a range of language options that you can take outside of your main degree programme. All Language Centre programmes and courses relate language study and support to the fields of interest of social science students. Watch our Language Centre video to find out more. 
  • LSE Students’ Union (LSESU)they can offer you academic, personal and financial advice and funding.

In addition, if your query relates specifically to your studies during your time at LSE, then the people listed below will also be able to assist:

  • Your academic mentor: an academic member of staff who will meet with you regularly and help with any academic, administrative or personal questions you may have.
  • One of the academic support librarians: they will be able to help you navigate the library and maximise its resources during your studies.
  • Your class teachers and seminar leaders: they will also be able to assist with queries relating to a specific course you're taking.
  • Student advocates and advisers: we have a School Senior Advocate for Students and an Adviser to Women Students who can help with academic and pastoral matters.

Student support and wellbeing services

  • Student Services Centre: Our staff are here to answer general queries and can point you in the direction of other LSE services.
  • Disability and Wellbeing ServiceOur staff are experts in long term health conditions, sensory impairments, mental health and specific learning difficulties. They offer confidential and free services such as student counselling, a peer support scheme, arranging exam adjustments and run groups and workshops.
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    LSE’s Disability and Wellbeing Service offers support to students with any disability, this includes dyslexia and mental health conditions. The team welcomes students to come and discuss their needs in a confidential setting and find out what support is available to them, such as mentoring, individual exam adjustments, wellbeing advice and more.
  • LSE Careers: No matter where you are in your career planning, with the guidance and support of LSE Careers, you’ll be able to make the most of opportunities both during your time at LSE and beyond. LSE Careers work with you to understand of your motivations and aims, explore sectors and industries and connect you with experiences from internships and volunteering, to networking events and employer and alumni insights.
  • Financial Support Office: The team is responsible for administering School funds and a variety of scholarships, studentships, prizes and awards.
  • Faith Centre: The Centre provides a place for worship, prayer and quiet reflection. It includes Islamic prayer rooms and a cave for individual meditation. It's also a space for weekly wellbeing classes and a centre for transformational leadership programmes promoting interreligious understanding, building relationships and transforming attitudes across the diverse student body.
  • LSE Alumni Association: Once you have graduated you will become part of the LSE alumni community, which is a global network of 155,000 change makers, leaders and influencers. LSE Alumni are committed to engaging you in your lifelong relationship with the School, and to providing you with access to the network, the School's intellectual capital, volunteering opportunities and the resources you need to enhance your lives and careers beyond your degree years on campus.
  • LSE Nursery: offers places for 63 children (aged three months to five years) which are discounted for children of students and staff.
  • Off Campus Support Scheme: The Off Campus Support Scheme helps all new undergraduate students who do not live in LSE halls of residence connect with each other and the LSE community.
  • Residential Services: Our Residences team support students whilst they are living in LSE accommodation and can help you find private accommodation after first year. Each hall of residence has its own team of wardens, peer supporters and a student committee who are there to provide practical advice, pastoral support and organise a programme of social activities. 
  • Sardinia House Dental Practice: offers some discounted private dental services to LSE students. 
  • St Philips Medical CentreBased in Pethwick-Lawrence House the centre provides NHS Primary Care services to registered patients.

Live presentations and Q&As with LSE's student support teams