COVID-19 FAQs for students

Here you'll find information about studying at LSE, including what updates to UK guidance mean for you in Summer Term 2022 and what we're expecting for your teaching and learning during the academic year 2022/23.

Travel to the UK 

If you are planning to travel to England, visit the UK government website for the latest guidance on entry requirements, testing and quarantining.  

Mask wearing on campus

Mask wearing on campus is voluntary but strongly encouraged – especially in lifts, classroom settings and other crowded places. Please be respectful of others’ decisions on mask use in all situations.

More information about LSE's on-campus measures.

 

Studying at LSE during COVID-19

Teaching and learning from September 2022

For the 2022/2023 academic year, we plan to deliver lectures, classes, seminars, workshops and all related teaching and learning activities in person at our London campus. This is the default position for all teaching and learning activities at LSE and our expectation is that students study in person on campus, which is our School’s primary educational delivery point. 

All students will also have opportunities to interact with fellow peers and academic faculty outside of the classroom in LSE’s many social spaces, halls of residence, cafés and Students’ Union societies. The Library, support services and all campus buildings will be open for you to use and enjoy, with face-to-face community-building and networking activities taking place across the year.

Should we need to, LSE is well prepared to adapt to a range of scenarios that allow us to flex our approach to teaching and learning swiftly and with minimum disruption to our community. More information about resources, engagement and scenarios you may encounter in the next academic year will be shared with continuing LSE students directly by the end of Summer Term 2022. 

Understanding UK guidance and restrictions

The government has removed remaining domestic restrictions in England. Find out more information on the UK government website.

While these changes also signify the end of mandatory elements of LSE protocols, there is still an expectation that everyone contributes to keeping our community safe and well. Check LSE's guidance to find out about the role you can play. 

I have concerns about my visa - what should I do?

Our International Student Visa Advice Team (ISVAT) have a dedicated FAQ page for coronavirus (COVID-19) immigration advice for current and prospective students.

If your question is not answered in their FAQs, use their query form to contact the team for advice.

What is the latest UK government advice on vaccinations?

It is really important that you get the COVID-19 vaccination when you are offered it. The vaccine offers you the best protection against catching the virus and is one of the best ways to help stop the pandemic.

Information on how students can get their COVID vaccination can be found on this NHS FAQs for students in higher education institutions

 

Campus life and staying safe


What's been done to make campus as safe as possible?

You can find an overview of the current measures in place on our - Keeping our community safe on campus pages.

What can you do to help keep our community safe?

We encourage individuals to take personal responsibility for their actions and help us keep our community safe.

  • If you are unwell, do not come on to campus - wait until you no longer have symptoms before returning
  • Be considerate of those who choose to wear or not wear masks, and do not ask, or challenge others about their choice
  • If you are able, offer to wear a mask when meeting with someone in a close setting or take the lead and do so in other settings where you may be around larger groups
  • Take advantage of some of the many outside spaces in and around campus to meet, study or work in open air settings.

Will LSE Students' Union be running clubs and societies?

Yes - there are lots of ways you can get involved with the Students’ Union this year. Visit the LSESU website for information on what's on and how to join in.

What's being done to make sure my student experience is the best it can be?

We know your experience at LSE is shaped outside of the classroom too, and we will offer you a range of exciting opportunities to develop skills and try new things. 

These include giving back through volunteering, developing your entrepreneurial ideas via LSE Generate, shaping your community through LSE Students’ Union activities and societies and our public lecture programme. You can also access thriving regional alumni groups too, which operate across the globe.

We are committed to working in partnership with you to enhance your experiences and Disability and Wellbeing Services, Careers, Student Advice and LSE LIFE will continue to be available to guide you through the next academic year and beyond.

What is the advice for students who are ‘high risk', or living with someone who is?

We are working hard to keep our community safe, well and supported.

However, it is important that students who are ‘high risk’ and students who live with someone who is ‘high risk’ read and follow the advice available on the NHS website

If you would like to speak to a member of staff about your wellbeing on campus please contact the Disability and Wellbeing Service by emailing disabilitydyslexia@lse.ac.uk.