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With the Lent Term over and spring upon us, many LSE Students are starting to think more about their dissertation. Former students often say that the Summer Term flies by, so we’ve compiled some useful resources to help you during this time. We’ve also included some tips to maintain a healthy study-life balance! 


Dissertation Resources - LSE LIFE

LSE Life has tons of useful resources to help LSE students succeed, and they can help you throughout all stages of your dissertation. 


Other places to go for help

  • Reach out to your academic mentor or other professors in your department. If you find someone who is doing interesting research related to your topic, book office hours with them! 
  • The Digital Skills Lab also holds drop-in sessions if you have questions related to any coding and research tools you’re using.
  • Many departments have examples of past dissertations that have done particularly well (these might already be available on your Moodle dissertation page, or on your department’s LSE webpage). 
    • You can also reach out to your department directly and ask if they can provide examples.
  • If you need some additional information on the methodology you are using, you can search Moodle for any relevant courses in the Department of Methodology, enrol as an auditing student, and get access to the reading list and all other relevant materials.


Study-Life Balance

It can be easy to let the stress of exams and dissertations overwhelm you, but there are a few tips to help you take care of your physical, mental and emotional well-being while writing your dissertation

  • Connect with other students in your programme! They may have tips or ideas that you might find useful.
  • Take advantage of the LSESU De-Stress Fest from May 9th to June 3rd. The LSESU is offering a range of free wellbeing activities for students during the Summer Term.
  • Enjoy sunny days, warmer weather, and fresh air. Spending time in nature is a great way to take a break from your dissertation and re-set. 
  • One of the best things about London is that there are always free events and attractions to visit. Many of London’s museums, art galleries and parks are free to visit any time.


Blog written by Hannah Thomsen.

Hannah works as an Advice Assistant at the LSESU Advice Service.



The LSESU Advice Team is based on the 3rd floor of the Saw Swee Hock Building and we provide free, independent and confidential advice to all LSE students on academic and housing matters. We also administer the Hardship Fund, the Childcare Fund and the Graduation Gown Support Fund (GGSF).

Our service is currently operating using a hybrid working pattern. We are still open and can be accessed by emailing You can also book a telephone or Zoom appointment with an adviser through Student Hub.