Student Voice

There has been so much positive change in recent times, with departments taking on board our recommendations, changing programmes, and making it easier for students to get to know each other

Ieuan Bennett, Economic History

At LSE, we take student views seriously. Student feedback is extremely important to the School, and students are strongly encouraged to voice their views about their time at LSE, make suggestions for improvement, and work with academic departments to enhance experiences for the whole student body.

As a member of the LSE community, there are many opportunities for you to provide feedback on your course, teaching, and your student experience at LSE.

Here are some of the ways you can make your voice heard and share your feedback to make a difference. 

Student Education Panel

The Student Education Panel provides you with an additional opportunity to shape the future of education at LSE and gain insight into how the university works.

50 Student Education Panelists meet once per term to consider a specific education-related topic, question or proposal. Drawing on their own experiences and ideas, they work in partnership with LSE and LSESU to co-create a better educational experience for everyone.

Visit the Student Education Panel webpages to find out more.

Feedback using the Student Hub app

Whether you've found a bug in the app, a broken chair in the Library, or just want to tell us how best to improve your LSE experience, you can get in touch with using the feedback option on the app.

Your feedback is then sent to the right team so we can answer your query. 

We are committed to getting back to you with a full response in 10 working days.

Access the Student Hub here and click on Help & Feedback in the main menu.

Undergraduates: take the Undergraduate Survey or National Student Survey

Are you a first or second year undergraduate?

You're invited to take the Undergraduate Survey and share feedback about your LSE experience from 29 January - 31 March. 

Are you a continuing third year undergraduate? 

If you're in your third year of a four-year programme, you're also eligible to take the Undergraduate Survey from 29 January - 31 March.

Are you a final year undergraduate?

You can share your views by completing the National Student Survey (NSS) from 5 February - 30 April. 

Find out more about the surveys and how you can give or get £5 for taking part.

Comments, Compliments and Concerns

Use your voice as a member of the LSE community and help make positive change across the School. We need student and staff input to understand what we do well at LSE and what we need to better.

Tell us what you think and share your ideas for improvements through our Comments, Compliments and Concerns page.

We are committed to getting back to you with a full response in 10 working days. All feedback is read and received by the Director.

Find out how to share your feedback using the online form here.

LSE Students' Union Representation

LSESU are led by Student Representatives who ensure that you get the opportunity to make changes within LSESU, the School and wider society. 

Find out about:

Student-Staff Liaison Committees (SSLCs)

Student-Staff Liaison Committees (SSLCs) are one of the most important bodies in the School. Their purpose is to create a formal forum for students to discuss their experience, both in and outside of the classroom, with LSE staff. SSLCs are a shared, collaborative endeavour between Departments, the Students’ Union, central School Services, and, most importantly, students themselves.

All students are encouraged to engage with their Department’s SSLCs, either an elected Rep or through passing feedback onto the Committee. If you would like to get involved, please contact your Programme Administrator or Manager.

SSLC minutes

Minutes from this year’s SSLC meetings are available for all staff and students to view. 

SSLC Minutes Sharepoint site

SSLC resources

Resources for Student Reps

Resources for staff involved in SSLCs

Read this interview with past student reps to find out mor

Consultative Forums

Consultative Forums are meetings that take place with students from across different departments. Students come together to discuss the big issues across the whole of LSE which might not be solvable within one department or at one SSLC meeting.

There are three different Consultative Forums across the School for each level of study: undergraduate, taught postgraduate and PhD. Every department selects one SSLC rep to sit on each forum if they have students for that level of study.

Education Committee and its Sub-committees

Students and Students’ Union Officers also have a say on some of the LSE’s higher-level academic committees which also contain many senior academics and members of staff.

The Education Committee (EC) discusses issues related to teaching, learning, curriculum and student experience and is supported by various Sub-Committees. Five students and/or Students’ Union Officers sit on this committee: the SU Education, Postgraduate, and Community and Welfare Officers, as well as one member of each of the three Consultative Forums.

Students and SU Officers also sit on the Undergraduate Studies, Graduate Studies and Research Degrees Sub-Committees (USSC, GSSC and RDSC), which consider the new courses and programmes different departments want to introduce, in addition to certain changes to existing programmes. Each of these sub-committees has one Consultative Forum representative from the relevant level of study, as well as the Students’ Union Education Officer.

Similarly the Student Experience Sub-Committee, the Regulations, Policies and Standards Sub-Committee and the TEF Sub-Committee all include student and SU representation ensuring the student voice is heard on a wider range of matters which go on to inform strategic decisions taken by Education Committee and Academic Board.

Academic Board

Students’ Union Officers also provide a strong voice on the LSE Academic Board, the principle decision-making body for all educational and academic issues across LSE.

This is an open meeting for all LSE academics that takes place seven times a year and is chaired by LSE's President and Vice-Chancellor. There is a mixture of full-time SU officers, lay members and those in other roles representing groups of students such as PhD students and Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) on the board.