One-to-one sessions

LSE LIFE Study Advisers

LSE LIFE study advisers are available to talk with you about key skills like reading, making notes, writing, research, exam revision, managing your time and other study-related matters. These 30-minute sessions take place online via Microsoft Teams.

Sessions are available Monday - Friday, 8am - 8pm (London Time, GMT +1). We'll be open throughout the Summer Term and all summer long. Book a session with an LSE LIFE Study Adviser on the Student Hub

Bookings open one week in advance and we're currently offering about 30 appointments every day.  If you find no appointments available to book in the coming week, please contact us by email lselife@lse.ac.uk.

Please note that we've had to make a few adjustments to our one-to-one offer during the Summer Term, from 4 May to 19 June. To help ensure academic integrity during the exam period, we are not able to share or exchange any texts or files to discuss in our one-to-one chat. This applies to texts related to a 24-hour online exam, a longer online assessment, or any other summative work, including your dissertation. Additionally, you may not have an appointment during any of your 24-hour online exams.

One-to-one exam support

If you've got a 24 hour online exam or an essay or longer online assessment coming up, why not have a chat about it with an LSE LIFE study adviser?

24 hour online exams

Of course we can't help you during your exam, but there are plenty of ways we can support you before your exam!  Things we can talk about together before your exam could include

Ready: Make a plan for exam revision

I've got two exams in one week - how do I make a revision plan?

How many topics should I revise?

Steady: Revise and prepare

How can old exam questions and course outlines help with revision?

What kind of revision notes should I try to make?

How can working with classmates before the exam help?

Go: Do your best on exam day

What do markers want to see in an exam answer?

How can I set up my space to stay focussed and minimise distractions?

What techniques can I use to proofread my exam before I submit it?

To help ensure academic integrity during the exam period, please note:

  • you may not have an appointment during the 24-hour period of your 24-hour online exams,
  • you may not share any text or send any files related to your 24-hour online exam to discuss in your one-to-one chat.

Book a session with an LSE LIFE Study Adviser on the Student Hub

 

Longer assessments

Just like a traditional exam, we can't help you with the content of your writing, and we can't provide any English language support. To help ensure academic integrity during the exam period, please note that you may not share any text or send any files related to your essay or longer online assessment to discuss in your one-to-one chat. As usual, LSE LIFE will not provide any proofreading service.

But there's still a lot we can do to help you! We can talk with you about how you're planning your time and organising your work, and about the principles of creating a clear, logical argument in writing. Things we can talk about together to help with your essay or online assessment could include

Ready: Make a plan for exam revision

What are the stages of writing an essay?

How much should I read before I start writing?

How can I use the course readings for my writing?

Steady: Revise and prepare

Do I have to agree with the essay question?

What does "discuss" actually mean?

Go: Do your best on exam day

How can I make my rough draft better? 

What are some ways to reduce my word count?

How can I proofread my own work?

Book a session with an LSE LIFE Study Adviser on the Student Hub

One-to-one dissertation support

LSE LIFE quantitative methods advisers

Discuss practical questions about quantitative methods and working with quantitative data analysis software in your dissertation.  Look out for sessions with our Quantitative methods advisers to book Student Hub over the Summer break.

Academic support librarians

All LSE's academic departments and research centres have a dedicated Academic Support Librarian. This experienced team offer specialised subject support and guidance on using the Library and its resources.  Librarians can also help you with questions about citing and referencing the sources you use. You can get in touch with your department's specialist librarian or send a message to library.enquiries@lse.ac.uk with general questions.

Research data management team

Are you collecting data as part of your dissertation or thesis? Have you ever wondered how best to organise and back up your data so you don’t have to worry about lost or corrupted files?  Whatever questions you have, get in touch with experts on data management who can provide you with guidance and top tips, at datalibrary@lse.ac.uk.

Research ethics team

Does your research involve human participants or personal data through which individuals could be identified? If so, you’ll need to think about ethics of working with participants, informed consent, and protecting data.  Contact the research ethics specialists at research.ethics@lse.ac.uk.

Methods surgery

Quantitative and qualitative methods specialists are available at the Methods Surgery, offered by the Methodology Department, every Thursday during Term time only.  Find out more about how to sign up for the weekly surgery directly with the Methodology Department.