Departmental Senior Student Advice Team

There’s lots of support available to you. Appointments are available online and in-person.

Our new Departmental Senior Student Advisers are here to support you during your time at LSE, helping you to navigate (alongside your Academic Mentor and other departmental colleagues) the advice and support services available to you, and to assist with your wellbeing needs.

Up to 30 mins appointments are available in-person and online for several departments - see below for your adviser's details and availability. If your home department is not listed, support will be offered in a different way - talk to your Academic Mentor or check your home department's web pages for further information.

What the team does:

  • Provide a supportive ear within your department
  • Advise on aspects of university life that you're unsure about - whether that's assessments, regulations, or finding the right kind of support
  • Help with issues that are impacting your ability to get the most from your LSE experience

We can't support you with:

  • Specialist visa advice - if you need any advice regarding your visa, please contact the Student Advice and Engagement Team
  • Academic progression and feedback - please contact your Academic Mentor and other departmental colleagues

Department of Anthropology

Tess Thomas

To book an appointment with Tess, please complete the form below and we’ll contact you with a date and time that matches your availability. Appointments are available in-person and online. Please provide as much availability as possible.

Book an appointment

Appointment form

  • Your details
  • Name
  • Reason for seeking support
    So that your adviser can best support you, please provide the information below. The more information you're able to provide in advance, the more your adviser will be able to help you.
  • Have you already met with your Academic Mentor this year?
  • Your availabilty
    Please indicate when you are available to meet with your adviser - the more availability you give us, the quicker we can arrange an appointment.
  • Tuesdays (in person and online)
  • Wednesdays (online only)
  • Fridays (online only)
  • What type of appointment would you prefer?
  • Regardless of your preference, are you happy to take the first available appointment (online or in person)
  • Information Sharing
    The Departmental Senior Student Advisers provide a space for you to discuss anything that’s on your mind in confidence. Occasionally, we may need to share information with other key staff to support you, but we will try and check this with you first. For example, we may need to discuss your circumstances with the Departmental Tutor or Programme Director. However, if there is a need to act without your prior consent because there is an immediate risk of harm to you or others, we may have to extend confidentiality and include key individuals, usually the Student Wellbeing Service or medical services. By agreeing to the first meeting, you consent to these terms.
  • Please tick here to confirm you understand and agree. If you are uncertain or have any anxieties around this, email us at ssc.dssa@lse.ac.uk


 An online drop-in is also available for quick queries:

 Anthropology drop-in Tuesday 9 July 12.00pm - 1.00pm

Department of Geography and Environment

Andrea Sze

To book an appointment with Andrea, please complete the form below and we’ll contact you with a date and time that matches your availability. Appointments are available in person and online. Please provide as much availability as possible. 

Book an appointment

Appointment form

  • Your details
  • Name
  • Reason for seeking support
    So that your adviser can best support you, please provide the information below. The more information you're able to provide in advance, the more your adviser will be able to help you.
  • Have you already met with your Academic Mentor this year?
  • Your availabilty
    Please indicate when you are available to meet with your adviser - the more availability you give us, the quicker we can arrange an appointment.
  • Mondays (online only)
  • Tuesdays (in person and online)
  • Wednesdays (online only)
  • Thursdays (in person and online)
  • Fridays (online only)
  • What type of appointment would you prefer?
  • Regardless of your preference, are you happy to take the first available appointment (online or in person)
  • Information Sharing
    The Departmental Senior Student Advisers provide a space for you to discuss anything that’s on your mind in confidence. Occasionally, we may need to share information with other key staff to support you, but we will try and check this with you first. For example, we may need to discuss your circumstances with the Departmental Tutor or Programme Director. However, if there is a need to act without your prior consent because there is an immediate risk of harm to you or others, we may have to extend confidentiality and include key individuals, usually the Student Wellbeing Service or medical services. By agreeing to the first meeting, you consent to these terms.
  • Please tick here to confirm you understand and agree. If you are uncertain or have any anxieties around this, email us at ssc.dssa@lse.ac.uk

 
An online drop-in is also available for quick queries:

Geography drop-in Tuesdays and Thursdays 12pm - 1pm 12p1pmpwd=tzMDY3jDOhXqwYcMBnSvdlhajL3391.

Department of International Development

Monika Walker

To book an appointment with Monika, please complete the form below and we’ll contact you with a date and time that matches your availability. Appointments are available in person and online. Please provide as much availability as possible.  

Book an appointment

Appointment form

  • Your details
  • Name
  • Reason for seeking support
    So that your adviser can best support you, please provide the information below. The more information you're able to provide in advance, the more your adviser will be able to help you.
  • Have you already met with your Academic Mentor this year?
  • Your availabilty
    Do you have any other support in place that it would be helpful for your adviser to know about? If so, please provide details below.
  • Tuesday (online only)
  • Wednesdays (online only)
  • Fridays (online and in person)
  • In what format would you prefer your appointment?
  • Regardless of your preference, are you happy to take the first available appointment (online or in person)
  • Information Sharing
    The Departmental Senior Student Advisers provide a space for you to discuss anything that’s on your mind in confidence. Occasionally, we may need to share information with other key staff to support you, but we will try and check this with you first. For example, we may need to discuss your circumstances with the Departmental Tutor or Programme Director. However, if there is a need to act without your prior consent because there is an immediate risk of harm to you or others, we may have to extend confidentiality and include key individuals, usually the Student Wellbeing Service or medical services. By agreeing to the first meeting, you consent to these terms.
  • Please tick here to confirm you understand and agree. If you are uncertain or have any anxieties around this, email us at

 
An online drop-in is also available for quick queries:

International Development drop-in Tuesday 12pm - 1pm

Department of International History

Anna Izdebska

To book an appointment with Anna, please complete the form below and we’ll contact you with a date and time that matches your availability. Appointments are available in person and online. Please provide as much availability as possible. 

Book an appointment

Appointment form

  • Your details
  • Name
  • Reason for seeking support
    So that your adviser can best support you, please provide the information below. The more information you're able to provide in advance, the more your adviser will be able to help you.
  • Have you already met with your Academic Mentor this year?
  • Your availabilty
    Please indicate when you are available to meet with your adviser - the more availability you give us, the quicker we can arrange an appointment.
  • Tuesdays (in person and online)
  • Wednesdays (online only)
  • Fridays (online only)
  • What type of appointment would you prefer?
  • Regardless of your preference, are you happy to take the first available appointment (online or in person)
  • Information Sharing
    The Departmental Senior Student Advisers provide a space for you to discuss anything that’s on your mind in confidence. Occasionally, we may need to share information with other key staff to support you, but we will try and check this with you first. For example, we may need to discuss your circumstances with the Departmental Tutor or Programme Director. However, if there is a need to act without your prior consent because there is an immediate risk of harm to you or others, we may have to extend confidentiality and include key individuals, usually the Student Wellbeing Service or medical services. By agreeing to the first meeting, you consent to these terms.
  • Please tick here to confirm you understand and agree. If you are uncertain or have any anxieties around this, email us at ssc.dssa@lse.ac.uk


An online drop-in is also available for quick queries:

 International History drop-in Tuesdays 12.00pm - 1.00pm

Department of International Relations

Anna Izdebska

To book an appointment with Anna, please complete the form below and we’ll contact you with a date and time that matches your availability. Appointments are available in person and online. Please provide as much availability as possible. 

Book an appointment

Appointment form

  • Your details
  • Name
  • Reason for seeking support
    So that your adviser can best support you, please provide the information below. The more information you're able to provide in advance, the more your adviser will be able to help you.
  • Have you already met with your Academic Mentor this year?
  • Your availabilty
    Please indicate when you are available to meet with your adviser - the more availability you give us, the quicker we can arrange an appointment.
  • Mondays (online only)
  • Wednesdays (online only)
  • Thursdays (in-person and online)
  • What type of appointment would you prefer?
  • Regardless of your preference, are you happy to take the first available appointment (online or in person)
  • Information Sharing
    The Departmental Senior Student Advisers provide a space for you to discuss anything that’s on your mind in confidence. Occasionally, we may need to share information with other key staff to support you, but we will try and check this with you first. For example, we may need to discuss your circumstances with the Departmental Tutor or Programme Director. However, if there is a need to act without your prior consent because there is an immediate risk of harm to you or others, we may have to extend confidentiality and include key individuals, usually the Student Wellbeing Service or medical services. By agreeing to the first meeting, you consent to these terms.
  • Please tick here to confirm you understand and agree. If you are uncertain or have any anxieties around this, email us at ssc.dssa@lse.ac.uk


An online drop-in is also available for quick queries:

 International Relations drop-in Thursdays 12.00pm - 1.00pm

Department of Media and Communications

Monika Walker

To book an appointment with Monika, please complete the form below and we’ll contact you with a date and time that matches your availability. Appointments are available in person and online. Please provide as much availability as possible. 

Book an appointment

Appointment form

  • Your details
  • Name
  • Reason for seeking support
    So that your adviser can best support you, please provide the informtion below. The more information you're able to provide in advance, the moe your adviser wull be able to help you.
  • Have you already met with your Academic Mentor this year?
  • Your availabilty
    Do you have any other support in place that it would be helpful for your adviser to know about? If so, please provide details below.
  • Monday (online only)
  • Wednesdays (online only)
  • Thursdays (online and in person)
  • In what format would you prefer your appointment?
  • Regardless of your preference, are you happy to take the first available appointment (online or in person)
  • Information Sharing
    The Departmental Senior Student Advisers provide a space for you to discuss anything that’s on your mind in confidence. Occasionally, we may need to share information with other key staff to support you, but we will try and check this with you first. For example, we may need to discuss your circumstances with the Departmental Tutor or Programme Director. However, if there is a need to act without your prior consent because there is an immediate risk of harm to you or others, we may have to extend confidentiality and include key individuals, usually the Student Wellbeing Service or medical services. By agreeing to the first meeting, you consent to these terms.
  • Please tick here to confirm you understand and agree. If you are uncertain or have any anxieties around this, email us at

 

An online drop-in is also available for quick queries:

Media and Communications drop-in Thursdays 12pm-1pm

 

Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method

Ryan Edmonds

To book an appointment with Ryan, please complete the form below and we’ll contact you with a date and time that matches your availability. Appointments are available in person and online. Please provide as much availability as possible. 

Book an appointment

Appointment form

  • Your details
  • Name
  • Reason for seeking support
    So that your adviser can best support you, please provide the information below. The more information you're able to provide in advance, the more your adviser will be able to help you.
  • Have you already met with your Academic Mentor this year?
  • Your availabilty
    Please indicate when you are available to meet with your adviser - the more availability you give us, the quicker we can arrange an appointment.
  • Mondays (online only)
  • Tuesdays (in person and online)
  • Wednesdays (online only)
  • Thursdays (in person and online)
  • What type of appointment would you prefer?
  • Regardless of your preference, are you happy to take the first available appointment (online or in person)
  • Information Sharing
    The Departmental Senior Student Advisers provide a space for you to discuss anything that’s on your mind in confidence. Occasionally, we may need to share information with other key staff to support you, but we will try and check this with you first. For example, we may need to discuss your circumstances with the Departmental Tutor or Programme Director. However, if there is a need to act without your prior consent because there is an immediate risk of harm to you or others, we may have to extend confidentiality and include key individuals, usually the Student Wellbeing Service or medical services. By agreeing to the first meeting, you consent to these terms.
  • Please tick here to confirm you understand and agree. If you are uncertain or have any anxieties around this, email us at ssc.dssa@lse.ac.uk

 
An online drop-in is also available for quick queries:

Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method drop-in Monday 12.00pm - 1.00pm. 

Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science

Ryan Edmonds

To book an appointment with Ryan, please complete the form below and we’ll contact you with a date and time that matches your availability. Appointments are available in person and online. Please provide as much availability as possible.

Book an appointment

Appointment form

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  • Your details
  • Name
  • Reason for seeking support
    So that your adviser can best support you, please provide the information below. The more information you're able to provide in advance, the more your adviser will be able to help you.
  • Have you already met with your Academic Mentor this year?
  • Your availabilty
    Please indicate when you are available to meet with your adviser - the more availability you give us, the quicker we can arrange an appointment.
  • Tuesdays (in person and online)
  • Wednesdays (online only)
  • Thursdays (in person and online)
  • Fridays (online only)
  • What type of appointment would you prefer?
  • Regardless of your preference, are you happy to take the first available appointment (online or in person)
  • Information Sharing
    The Departmental Senior Student Advisers provide a space for you to discuss anything that’s on your mind in confidence. Occasionally, we may need to share information with other key staff to support you, but we will try and check this with you first. For example, we may need to discuss your circumstances with the Departmental Tutor or Programme Director. However, if there is a need to act without your prior consent because there is an immediate risk of harm to you or others, we may have to extend confidentiality and include key individuals, usually the Student Wellbeing Service or medical services. By agreeing to the first meeting, you consent to these terms.
  • Please tick here to confirm you understand and agree. If you are uncertain or have any anxieties around this, email us at ssc.dssa@lse.ac.uk

 An online drop-in is also available for quick queries:

Psychological & Behavioural Science drop-in Fridays 12.00pm-1.00pm 

Department of Sociology

Tess Thomas

To book an appointment with Tess, please complete the form below and we’ll contact you with a date and time that matches your availability. Appointments are available in person and online. Please provide as much availability as possible. 

Book an appointment

Appointment form

  • Your details
  • Name
  • Reason for seeking support
    So that your adviser can best support you, please provide the information below. The more information you're able to provide in advance, the more your adviser will be able to help you.
  • Have you already met with your Academic Mentor this year?
  • Your availabilty
    Please indicate when you are available to meet with your adviser for up to 30 mins - the more availability you give us, the quicker we can arrange an appointment.
  • Mondays (online only)
  • Wednesdays (online only)
  • Thursdays (in person and online)
  • What type of appointment would you prefer?
  • Regardless of your preference, are you happy to take the first available appointment (online or in person)
  • Information Sharing
    The Departmental Senior Student Advisers provide a space for you to discuss anything that’s on your mind in confidence. Occasionally, we may need to share information with other key staff to support you, but we will try and check this with you first. For example, we may need to discuss your circumstances with the Departmental Tutor or Programme Director. However, if there is a need to act without your prior consent because there is an immediate risk of harm to you or others, we may have to extend confidentiality and include key individuals, usually the Student Wellbeing Service or medical services. By agreeing to the first meeting, you consent to these terms.
  • Please tick here to confirm you understand and agree. If you are uncertain or have any anxieties around this, email us at ssc.dssa@lse.ac.uk


An online drop-in is also available for quick queries:

 Sociology drop-in Thursday 11 July 12.00pm - 1.00pm



Information for staff

Referring students to your DSSA

  • Use the subject title ‘Student referral (name of dept)’
  • In the body of the email, provide the students name, Id number and the reason you are referring them (include as much detail as possible)
  • Please also confirm that the student knows you’re referring them to the adviser

Giving feedback

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