Event Listing

AU Carol

Friday 07 December 2018 10:00 - 23:59

The Venue, Saw Swee Hock

AU Carol has long held its title as the best event of the year, and this year will be no different.

AU Carol

Hello friends, it's been a long Michaelmas Term. The days are getting shorter, the nights longer and colder, and it's hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel from your seat in the library.

But wait no longer.

On the 7th of December, LSE AU will again be performing its duty to keep student satisfaction out of the minus figures. For second and third years, this day needs no introduction. Christmas is expensive, New Years oft disappointing, but Carol will never let you down. 

After a breakfast of champions at Wetherspoons, the day will start at 10am sharp for The Saucy Memorial Vigil in the Venue, where we will pay our respects to our fallen nemesis. After more fun is had in 4 hours than was had in several years of Saucy Fridays (big up lowercase events), we will venture on a Pilgrimage to Züba for 2pm, to discover the true meaning of the holiday season - amity, unity, and mirth. After visiting hours at the Zoo it's feeding time, as well as a time for spiritual reflection. Remove your costumes, reline your stomachs, and head over to Nachos for a brie and camembert-y finale to this wondrous day. 

Tickets are £12 and will be on general release at 1pm on Monday 26th November. A committee release will be at 12pm. You will be able to collect your wristbands from the Arc from Monday 3rd-Thursday 6th. Unlike Lyft, tickets will sell out, so set your alarms, mark your calendars, give your mum your LSESU log in details, but do not miss the release.


On the day of Carol - Costumes on Campus
You are not allowed to wear your outfits to your lecture/seminars as you may be turned away.
You are not allowed to wear masks or hats into the venue, and you may not bring in weapon props. 


Ticket Collection

Ticket Collection will take place in the ARC, 1st Floor of the Saw Swee Hock Center from 12pm on Monday 3rd of December and will finish at 4pm on Thursday. The ARC is open every week day 10am-4pm for help and collection. If you wristband is not collected by 4pm on Thursday 6th you will no longer be able to collect your ticket and the place will be resold. 

To collect your carol wristband you must bring your LSE ID with you. Once you collect your wristband, the Union accepts no responsibility for loss and if lost you will not be able to gain entry to the venue.

If you you no longer wish to attend and wish to sell on your ticket, you must collect your wristband first and then pass it on. You will be marked a collected so cannot get into the venue without a wristband. 

Important Information

Ticket Eligibility

You must be a member of the Athletics Union and hold AU Membership to purchase tickets to this event

You must also be over the age of 18

No Confirmation email?

Please ensure you have checked both you LSE and your personal account including both junk mail inboxes for your confirmation email/ticket.

If you can't find it, please go to lsesu.com and sign in. You can then in the top right hand corner, click account then purchase history and then from there you can resend your ticket to yourself.

What do I need to bring on the day?


  1. Your LSE ID
  2. Your wristband
  3. You will need to bring ID, acceptable forms are: Passport (any country), any UK issued ID card with the PASS logo or an EU issued Driving License
We cannot accept photocopies or screen shots of the ID. You must bring the original.

International students –Important Info



  • We generally cannot accept non UK/EU driving licenses as a form of ID due to different technology used within international licenses. Please make sure you have a backup (see what do I need to bring) to avoid any problems

What should I expect when I arrive?

We want to get you into the event and enjoying yourself as quickly as possible, but we do have to go through various checks to comply with our license. You may have to queue for up to 1 hour if everyone arrives at the same time.

  1. You will need to queue (within a barrier) in a system around the Saw Swee Hock building
  2. You will be moved forward into different zones in varying sized groups depending on how busy the front of the queue is.
  3. You will be asked to show your student ID and your wristband whilst in the queue.
  4. As you get nearer the front door, if you have a bag this will be searched.
  5. Everyone will go through a metal detector. If the detector goes off you will be asked to step aside, you will then have an additional pat down and a security wand will be passed over you.
  6. Finally your main ID will be scanned into an E-system and this can be a little slow.

You can expect our security team to be courteous and professional with a zero tolerance approach to drugs, evidence of excess alcohol consumption and any inappropriate behaviour at any point in the queue. You may see people being removed from the queue for these reasons.

If the queue gets very busy at any point you may find Security or the Venue Manager requests that entry procedures are slowed down to ensure everyone gets in safely. Our advice is to come as early as possible to avoid the queue and have your ticket and ID ready.

Feeling unwell in the queue?

If you feel unwell at any point please alert the Security team who will help you exit the queue and to a place where you can be assisted.

No longer wish to attend?

We don’t refund tickets, but you can pass your ticket onto a friend as our system will log each barcode as entered

Unhappy with the event or wish to raise a query?

In the first instance please ask to speak to the Bar & Venue Management team who will do their best to resolve things on the night. Sometimes this is not possible. For any queries or comments afterwards please email su.info@lse.ac.uk