The Disability and Wellbeing Service support students with disabilities and long-term medical conditions.
If you have a disability or long-term medical condition we strongly recommend that you contact us before your arrival at LSE, or as soon as possible afterwards, so that we can work with you to put in place appropriate support at the start of the academic year.
This support may, if appropriate, be an Inclusion Plan which may include recommendations for Individual Exam Adjustments.
We will also provide ongoing advice and support, this can take the form of one to one appointments in person or by telephone. In most cases you will be assigned a specific advisor.
You can watch videos of past LSE students talking about their experiences at student experiences.
What happens if you have a disability or long-term medical condition?
When you disclose your disability or condition we will arrange to meet with you to look at putting support in place. A key tool in this will be an Inclusion Plan (IP).
If my disability or long-term medical condition has adversely affected my ability to study or prepare for exams, will the Exam Board make allowances?
If the arrangements made in your Inclusion Plan (IP) have not been sufficient, you can submit Exceptional Circumstances to the Exam Board which they will take into consideration.
How do I find the help that I need?
Discuss this with a member of the Disability and Well-being Service. They have experience in arranging this kind of support.
What happens about negotiating deadlines?
Your Inclusion Plan (IP) may include a recommendation for your department which states "Allow the possibility of negotiating deadlines". You will then need to negotiate extensions on deadlines with the tutor who will be assessing the assignment, essay or dissertation.
Confidentiality is an important part of our service and we will keep all information confidential within the Disability and Wellbeing Service. We can also provide advice about how and when to disclose to other members of LSE staff.