Academic Support for current students

on a Departmental level

There is a range of support available to you throughout your time at LSE, on both a School-wide and a departmental level.

There is lots of support available to you within your department. Expand the sections below to find out more. 

Class or seminar teacher

Your class or seminar teacher can provide you with guidance about the content of a particular course and provide feedback on your formative work.

All members of academic staff set aside specified times (office hours) when they are free to see any student to discuss any academic issue.

Academic Mentor

Your Academic Mentor receives regular reports from class teachers and meets with you during the course of the year to discuss your academic progress. 

Your academic adviser is also there to help with any academic, administrative or personal questions if you are not sure which person or office is responsible.

All members of academic staff set aside specified times (office hours) when they are free to see any student to discuss any academic issue.

It may be possible to request a different Academic Mentor in exceptional circumstances. In the first instance, you should contact either your Departmental Tutor (undergraduate), Programme Director (postgraduate) or Head of Department to discuss.

Departmental Tutor (for undergraduate students)

In addition to Academic Mentors, each department has a Departmental Tutor responsible for the day to day running of undergraduate studies in the department.

Departmental Tutors can assist Academic Mentors with providing you more complex support or information.

They are also an alternate point of contact if you do not wish to speak to your Academic Mentor about a particular issue.

All members of academic staff set aside specified times (office hours) when they are free to see any student to discuss any academic issue.

Programme Director (for postgraduate students)

In addition to Academic Mentors, each department has a number of Programme Directors responsible for the day to day running of postgraduate programmes within the department.

Programme Directors can assist Academic Mentors with providing you more complex support or information.

They are also an alternate point of contact if you do not wish to speak to your Academic Mentor about a particular issue.

All members of academic staff set aside specified times (office hours) when they are free to see any student to discuss any academic issue.

Programme Administration - Professional Services Staff

Professional Services Staff such as  your programme administrator or programme manager are available to support you throughout your studies.

They are a valuable source of knowledge about your programme and the courses taught within your department.

They might not always be able to help you (e.g. if you have a question about your visa) however they are a good first point of contact and can signpost you to other services within the LSE.