information for LSE staff

Staff-facing information about welcoming new students to LSE

This page is intended to provide colleagues in both Academic Departments and Service Divisions with information about Welcome. Expand the sections below to find out more.

If there is any information that is not on this page and that you think would be useful for us to publish please email welcome@lse.ac.uk

Welcome update emails

The Student Services Events Team regularly send out updates by email.

If you would like to be added to the mailing list for these messages, please email welcome@lse.ac.uk.

SSC Start of Academic Year Briefing

Each year the SSC co-ordinates a briefing session for staff from around LSE. It covers Welcome, Registration and Enrolment, and Course Selection and Timetables.

You will find a pdf of the PowerPoint and recording of the briefing below.

 Welcome Toolkit

To help you with planning your communications, events and video content for Welcome 2022, the Communications Division has created a new Welcome toolkit. 

The toolkit includes templates, graphics, assets for social media and Zoom, presentation slides and more; with new guidance being added throughout the summer.

Welcome Presentation

Please check back for information about the 2022 Welcome Presentations.

Welcome Guide 

The 2022 Welcome Guide will be available in an electronic format only this summer.

Contributors to the Welcome Guide have been contacted and asked to review and revise their content for Welcome 2022. 

We aim to publish the Welcome Guide on the microsite and relevant webpages in August.


Guidance on planning Welcome events

Please check back for guidance on planning Welcome events in 2022.

Departmental Handbooks

In 2022 the handbooks are again mandatory to ensure all students receive an informative, professional looking handbook at Welcome in 2022. There should be at least one handbook per academic department, though some departments may choose to have separate handbooks for undergraduate and postgraduate. Handbooks will only be produced electronically as a pdf to support LSE's sustainability goals.

Core Information (Central Section)

Core content for central services will be supplied to the Design Unit by the Student Services Centre. This will mean there is one place for the central services section to be held and updated. There will be one version of the central text for all handbooks for all types of students. This information will appear in all handbooks alongside your department’s information, this will ensure that all students have appropriate information consistently communicated.

We will share the updated central section text with departments by June 2022.

Design Work

All handbooks should go via the Design Unit to ensure a professional and consistent output. Information has been sent to Departmental Managers about costs. The process for getting handbooks created will be:

1)      Book in your handbooks with Design Unit by end May 2022.

2)      SSC supply central information to the Design Unit (and to departments for their planning) beginning June.

3)      You will then be issued a schedule from the Design Unit with dates for the following:

  • Supply department text to Design Unit.
  • Sign-off handbook design.
  • Receive PDF handbooks in time for your inductions.

Any queries please contact:

  • Design Unit (booking in the design work for your handbook): designunit@lse.ac.uk.
  • Student Services Centre (core information): Caroline Thurtle (c.thurtle@lse.ac.uk) and Pete Evanson (p.evanson@lse.ac.uk)




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