Top Tips Talks and Campus Tours

Prioritise the events that are most relevant to your interests to make the most of your time at LSE.


There will be a range of events taking place before, during and after, Welcome. Some events are compulsory and others are optional. In addition to the compulsory events you need to attend, such as your Welcome Presentation, Campus Enrolment and Departmental Welcome events, you can explore a range of optional events below. 

Here you will find information about Top Tips talks and Local History Tours. Please see the event information about whether you need to register in advance. 

Top Tips for New Students

Learning to navigate a new city, new school and new people is an exciting time that also comes with some challenges. Join us for our top tips session at 11am on Thursday 26 September. Booking link to follow. 


Top Tips for International Students

The Student Advice and Engagement Team will be hosting two top tips sessions for international students during the Welcome period. Join us either on Tuesday 24 September or Thursday 26 September. Booking links to follow.


Top tips for Living Off Campus

Living off campus whilst studying in a big city can be a challenging time despite the excitements associated with it. Join us for our top tips session during the Welcome period on Wednesday 25 September. Booking link to follow. 


Self-guided Campus Tours

On campus and want to take a look around? Download the self-guided campus tour route and get to know the sights of LSE.

Local History Tours

Are you interested in learning about the history of the LSE campus and the surrounding areas? Register for a professional history tour which will take you on a journey back in time. We are hosting walking local history tours every day from Monday 23 September to Friday 04 October 2024, excluding weekends. 

You will be able to book a tour at the following times. Booking links to follow.  

  • History Tour 11.00am
  • History Tour 12.15pm
  • History Tour 1.30pm
  • History Tour 2.45pm

Student-led campus tours

Student-led campus tours will take place throughout Welcome (Friday 19 and Monday 23 to Friday 27 September 2023), helping you to get to know the campus from a student perspective.The tours will show you all of the key places that you need to know on campus.

Your tour guide will be an experienced LSE student who can introduce you to key locations, as well as tell you a bit about the past and future of the school.

Tours depart every 10 minutes between 10am and 4pm from the campus tour starting point at John Watkins Plaza (beside the Library). No booking required - just turn up! However you may need to wait a while at peak times.