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Societies are the heart and soul of student life at LSE, and becoming a member is the best way to get more out of your time at university. There are more than 200 societies at LSESU, with thousands of students being members. Find students who share a common interest, have fun and learn new skills.
Experienced counsellors can help students cope more effectively with personal or study issues. The team of trained counselling professionals offer one-to-one appointments and workshops running throughout the year.
LIFE in London is a series of guided tours and events designed to inspire students to make the most of their experience in London. Events include guided tours of the area around the LSE campus. Routes of these tours and an overview are available to students so they can walk the routes themselves.
The 24/7 mental health support phone line is sponsored by LSE via Spectrum.Life. All calls are answered by a trained counsellor or psychotherapist. Students can talk to them about anything, including stress, anxiety, low mood, financial worries, loss, grief or relationship problems.
The LSE Language Centre can help with proofreading, translation or document authentication services. These services are charged at varying rates and are only available to current LSE students and staff, alongside applicants to LSE.
The Alumni Mentoring programme helps current students with professional, career, and research development. Mentoring can give students a greater insight into what they can do after their degree and help build connections with those in the sector.
Our Alumni Network seeks to build relationships across the global community of interfaith leaders. We are seeking to support ongoing leadership development and make connections across the network and through external partnerships to foster understanding and reduce religion-related conflict.
Ask An Alum connects you with the alumni community at LSE who can help to answer your questions, at anytime, anywhere.
The LSESU Committee Hub is a resource containing all the information committee leaders need to deliver their group. Resources range from developing your own group and financial matters, to information on health and safety.
As an LSE student, you will automatically receive the LSE Careers newsletter, which highlights upcoming events, opportunities and news. You can also opt in to receive information about dedicated support for under-represented groups.
The Creative Network is a student-led committee striving to celebrate arts on campus, foster collaboration between creative individuals and societies, and build an inclusive community of inspiring minds at LSE.
This LSE service offers the opportunity to get help arranging reasonable adjustments for students with long-term health conditions, disabilities, mental health and learning difficulties. Students can speak with an adviser to discuss their needs, talk about support and get advice.
The LSESU Elections are one of the most important dates on the LSESU calendar. This is an opportunity to nominate yourself to represent others or vote for your favourite candidate. Have your say on how your Students’ Union is run and create change at LSE.
Give It A Go sessions are an opportunity for students to try out one of LSESU’s student-led clubs and societies with no pressure to join afterwards. It's all about providing access to groups so students can find the ones that are perfect for them. Sessions run during the Welcome period.
Hall committees are a group of residents with the aim to develop a good sense of community and a respectful environment in the hall. The committees are either selected by the warden (postgraduate halls) or elected by residents (undergraduate halls). They get to spend the committee budget.
As part of LSE work on higher education identities, the Eden Centre has recently carried out a research project exploring how student identities affect their experiences of LSE. The research looks to understand how institutional structures, discourses and cultures produce disparate experience
Student Services offer a host of tips and advice for keeping well during assessments. From downtime ideas to knowing where to get help, making time to rest and feel energised can help you succeed.
This programme offers students the opportunity to develop leadership and research experience and skills beyond their academic studies through practical training and reflection. The two-year programme is available to first year undergraduate students and is fully funded.
LSE Accommodation Bursaries are available for UK nationals from lower-income households to help towards the cost of halls of residence. To be considered for a bursary you must be eligible; must book a room in one of the qualifying halls; must apply for a maintenance loan; and be means tested.
The LSE Faith Centre facilitates active dialogue and debate around religion and contemporary social-political issues, from launching our own research to engaging with young people from faith communities. LSE Faith Centre offers a range of talks and events that students are welcome to attend.
LSE100 is a flagship interdisciplinary course at LSE taken by all first-year undergraduates, giving you the opportunity to explore transformative global challenges in collaboration with your peers and leading academics from across LSE. Students develop skills to help them solve complex problems.
Mental Health Awareness Week is an opportunity for students to step away from their desk and take a break. Students can get involved in free activities, some are booked in advance, and some are drop-in events. These activities are not intended to replace immediate or long-term mental health support.
As an LSE student, you may like to apply for one of our mentoring programmes. You will be partnered with one of our LSE alumni mentors and have the opportunity to discuss your ideas and future development, plus build your awareness of the world of work. Each programme has different selection criteria
The scheme recognises that students living off campus experience a different set of challenges to those living in LSE halls of residence. It connects new first year undergraduate and Study Abroad students who are living off campus with an experienced volunteer undergraduate student mentor.
LSE Library has a team of department librarians who support students with all library-related questions, such as finding resources or referencing. You can contact them to make a one-to-one appointment to discuss your needs.
LSE LIFE study advisers are available to talk with students about key skills like reading, making notes, essay writing, research, exam revision, managing time and other study-related matters.
Peer Supporters are trained student volunteers who can offer support, give a fresh perspective and listen to whatever is troubling students, from academic stresses to relationships. The scheme is open to applications from undergraduates and MRes/PhD students and two-year master’s students.
The Guide provides practical information for adherents of particular religions as well as general information for all of us about the religions and belief systems practised on our campus. You will also find in it the School’s Religious Observance Policy and an Interfaith Calendar.
The LSE LIFE Moodle page is full of resources to help students with academic reading, writing, critical thinking, getting organised, conducting research, and other key skills for success at LSE.
SAM is a peer-to-peer mentoring programme for undergraduate students, delivered in collaboration with academic departments. The aim is for second- and third-year undergraduate mentors to help new students to make the most of LSE, access the right support resources and settle into life at LSE.
The programme aims to inspire LSE students to volunteer. Student Ambassadors share their stories with fellow students as well as work together with a group of like-minded students on ways to promote the benefits of volunteering on campus. Application details can be found on LSE CareerHub.
There is a range of volunteering opportunities organised by LSE and the LSE Students’ Union (LSESU). These volunteering projects are set up and run by student groups.
A Student Members' Meeting motion is a document proposing a change to the Union's policy. Motions can be submitted on anything ranging from decisions taken by LSE or LSESU, to wider national or even international concerns. Any member of the LSESU can submit a motion.
The Summer Volunteering Scheme for Disabled Students’ goal is to support disabled students in their volunteering by connecting them with an accessible opportunity with one of the LSE Volunteer Centre partner charities.
LSE welcomes accommodation bookings from students with disabilities or medical and other support needs. LSE has previously been able to find suitable accommodation for students with hearing or visual impairments, or who use a wheelchair, amongst other support needs.
LSE LIFE offers a series of talks and workshops aimed at improving student skills in writing, reading, referencing and being organised. Resources, including slides, handouts and recordings from all of LSE LIFE events, are made available on our Moodle page after the session.
The Volunteering Fairs bring charities and students together to allow students to gather information and apply for volunteering roles for causes which they are passionate about. One fair takes place in Michaelmas Term and one in Lent Term.
Students who wish to access mental health and wellbeing support should complete an online Wellbeing form, after which you will be offered a Wellbeing appointment. During the appointment we will ask you a few questions about how you are doing. After the meeting, we will make support recommendations.
LSESU Advice Service provides free advice and support to LSE students on a range of academic and housing issues, and administers a series of hardship funds.