Group Change Requests

Information for students on making group change requests

Undergraduate class and seminar group change requests

Undergraduate classes / Seminars are automatically allocated centrally by the Timetables team using the schools central software.

Students may only request to change timetabled classes / Seminars in LSE for you, in exceptional circumstances and a number of departments have restricted class / seminar changes for practical reasons.

The timetables team is not responsible for processing Class/Seminar group changes, this is controlled and managed by Academic Departments.

How do I apply for a UG Class or Seminar Group change?

You can apply to change class or Seminar group in LSE for You by selecting the option 'Undergraduate Class/Seminar Group change request' which appears within the 'Selection of Courses' tab.  You must include all relevant dates and times in your request e.g. if your class change request is due to a recurring medical appointment, please list all days and times that you cannot make.

All requests to change a group must be approved by the Departmental Tutor or relevant departmental lead of the department responsible for teaching the course.  You may be asked to provide documentary evidence to support your request (such as proof of medical appointments), so please consult the departmental website regarding what is required in making a class/seminar change request before submitting the request online. 

If your request is approved, an email confirmation will be sent to your LSE email address on behalf of the Departmental Tutor.  The revised class details will be posted on your personal LSE for You timetable within five working days. 

Important Information

Class/seminar sizes are carefully monitored. For this reason, you must attend the class to which you have been allocated, and is shown on your personal timetable.  Even if you request a class/seminar change, you must continue to attend the class/seminar to which you were originally allocated, until your change is authorised. A warning email is automatically generated if a student is marked absent from two consecutive classes/ seminars. Your class/seminar teacher will advise you if your name does not appear on their class/seminar register. 

While departments strive to accommodate students' needs and outside obligations, they are unable to allow students to join full classes/ seminars.

Postgraduate seminar group change requests

Making a seminar group change at postgraduate level can not be made via the Timetables team centrally. This is controlled by the Academic departments.

You may be able to make a change of seminar group in LSE for You by using seminar sign-up. If this option is not availble for the course you want the group change in, we recommend that you get in touch with the department that teaches the course directly.