Student Services Centre

We are a good first point of contact for most general queries. If we can't help you then we will know who can.

Orientation_0066_800x450_16-9_sRGBeVisit the Student Services Centre (SSC) to access a range of services and advice, including; enrolment, immigration and visas, repeat teaching, deferrals, course selection, exams, appeals, intercollegiate enrolment, results and graduation. We are here as your first point of contact for advice on a wide range of general enquiries.


  • Student Services Centre vacation time opening hours for counter services and Live Chat are:

    • Monday 20 June to Friday 12 August, 11am to 4pm 

    • Monday 15 August to Tuesday 23 August, 9.30am to 4pm (IRDAP). Live Chat will be available 9.30am to 10.30am and 1.30pm to 2.30pm during IRDAP.

    • Wednesday 24 August to Friday 2 September, 11am to 4pm

    • Monday 29 August closed for the bank holiday
    • The SSC Counter and Live Chat services will close for Graduation Ceremonies to take place from Tuesday 12 July to Thursday 14 July and also from Wednesday 20 July to Friday 22 July.

    • Live Chat (LC) will be available Monday to Friday, 10am to 11am and 4pm to 5pm. Please see below for advance notification of SSC Live Chat closures.
    • Please note, the last Tuesday of each month the SSC Counter opening hours shall be 11am to 4pm and SSC Live Chat opening hours shall be 11am to 12pm and 4pm to 5pm.

    • If you have a query you are advised to complete the SSC Contact Form or come to the SSC Counter in person at this time. Please see below for advance notification of SSC Live Chat closures.

General enquiries

People from across Student Services staff the Student Services Centre counter. We are there as your first point of contact for advice on a wide range of general enquiries.

You will be asked to present your LSE Card or another official form of photo ID (ie, passport or driver's licence) when collecting documents or accessing services.

Occasionally we have to change our opening hours - any changes will be listed further below.

Services offered at the Student Services Centre

  • Answering of general enquiries relating to a student's own record.

  • Answering of basic enquiries from prospective applicants to LSE or signpost to Student Recruitment or the relevant admissions office.

  • Production of confirmation of award letters, certificates of course selection, and intermediate transcripts.

  • Collection of transcripts and other requested documents. Please note -documents are kept securely for 6 months, if they are not collected in that time they will be destroyed.

  • Collection of replacement LSE Cards which have been ordered online. 

  • Specialist immigration drop-in services with the Student Advice and Engagement Team

  • Information about 18+ Student Oyster Photocards.  More information on what they are and how to apply can be found here.

All students must show their LSE card in order to collect a document.

Services we are unable to offer at the SSC counter

Unfortunately we are not able to help with the following queries:

  • Production of reference letters. These should normally be requested from your Academic Mentor or supervisor.

  • Advice on housing or council tax. Visit the Students' Union Advice and Support Service in the Saw Swee Hock Student Centre.

  • Certification of non-LSE documents. The Post Office provide certain identity-checking services.

  • We do not give out personal information about any of our students without written authorisation from the student themselves (as per the Data Protection Act 1998, see Data Protection).

  • Advice on the content of a complaint/academic appeal or on responding to an academic misconduct allegation. We provide information on School procedures, however you can contact the Students’ Union Advice Service for independent advice on how to put your case forward. The Students’ Union Advice Service provide additional advice on all LSE procedures and can help you make an informed choice about how to proceed.

Changes to Student Services Centre Opening Hours

Upcoming adjustments and closures will be listed here.

2021-22 Academic Year and Summer Break

SSC Counter Opening Hours and Closure Periods

Student Services Centre vacation time opening hours are: 

Monday 20 June to Friday 12 August, 11am to 4pm

Monday 15 August to Tuesday 23 August, 9.30am to 4pm (IRDAP)

Wednesday 24 August to Friday 2 September, 11am to 4pm

Monday 29 August closed for the bank holiday

Planned closures of the SSC Counter and Live Chat for Graduation Ceremonies will take place from Tuesday 12 July to Thursday 14 July and also from Wednesday 20 July to Friday 22 July. 

On the last Tuesday of each month:  29 March, 26 April, 28 June, 26 July, 30 August 2022 the SSC Counter opening hours will be 11am to 4pm. 

Live Chat

During the summer break Live Chat will be available Monday to Friday 10am to 11am and 4pm to 5pm.

During the IRDAP period, 15 August to 23 August, Live Chat will be available 9.30am to 10.30am and 1.30pm to 2.30pm. 

Closure periods will take place on Tuesday 12 July to Thursday 14 July and also Wednesday 20 July to Friday 22 July. 

If you have a query you are advised to complete the SSC Contact Form or come to the SSC Counter in person at this time.  


 

We will be closed on English public holidays and LSE school closure days, please see the Term Dates webpage for details. 

Dropping off documents and surveys

The Student Services Centre counter will be operating in-person services.

  • Documents or forms to be submitted to the Student Services Centre These can be left in the Student Services Centre during the counter opening times.

  • Documents, forms or fee payments to be submitted to the Fees Office Please contact FICC via their webpage.

  • Documents, forms to be submitted to the Financial Support Office  Please contact the FSO via their webpage.

Please do not attempt to submit documents to the drop boxes as they are currently not in service and are not monitored.

Information about coronavirus

Information for students about the LSE COVID-19 response can be found here.