Academic support

There are lots of ways LSE can support your studies. Below, you'll find information about how to access academic support from LSE services, your department, and your peers. There are also details for named School contacts who you can get in touch with for support and advice.

Academic support


The LSE LIFE team, together with advisers and specialists from Careers, the Library, the Language Centre, and others can offer you: spaces where you can meet students from other programmes and departments, one-to-one advice and group workshops, and special events to explore how to make the most of your time at LSE.

Academic Support Librarians

The Academic Support Librarian for your department is your main point of contact with the Library. Academic Support Librarians can provide advice with researching for assignments, dissertations and projects, show you library resources, advise on citing and referencing your work, and direct you to resources available at other libraries.

LSE Language Centre

Members of staff are always available in the Language Centre to help you in your language learning. Visit Learning Support for more information.

Academic Mentoring Portal

The Academic Mentoring Portal contains information, resources and key contacts to help you make the most of your time at LSE, your relationship with your Academic Mentor, and specific support for all students.

Digital Skills Lab

Learn essential tools to help you with your coursework and your future career. The Digital Skills Lab offer workshops and online self-study in Microsoft Office, web design, coding and more.

Departmental support 

Please see departmental academic support for information about the local assistance your academic department can offer you. This includes support from your Academic Mentor, Departmental Tutor (undergraduate), Programme Director (postgraduate), and programme administration team. 

Students supporting students 

LSE has a number of schemes for students to support one another. The Peer Support Scheme at LSE provides trained peer supporters that can help with a range of problems. LSE's Off Campus Support Scheme mentors are available to talk to for students who live outside of halls of residence. 

Advice about assessments from students and the LSE Students' Union

Find useful information, advice and tips about exams and assessments from other students, the LSE Students' Union, and staff. 

School contacts

Deputy Head of Student Services (Advice & Policy) 

Dr Pete Evanson can provide advice and guidance on a range of pastoral and academic issues. He can also act as a mediator/negotiator between individual students, or groups of students and any member of staff or School Department/Division, to try and informally resolve issues at an early stage.

Dean of the General Course

Mark Hoffman has responsibility for all matters relating to those students attending the General Course programme. He is available to see any General Course student who wishes to raise any problem, academic or otherwise, including course selection, credit transfers to home universities, and accommodation issues.

Adviser to women students

Dr Sarah Trotter is available to discuss issues of concern to women students in the School and to offer advice and support to female students with personal problems.