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Our Advice Service provides free advice and support to LSE students on a range of academic and housing issues, and administers a series of hardship funds. Our independence from LSE means that we're impartial and free from a conflict of interest.

Advice Service

Our Advice Service provides free advice and support to LSE students on a range of academic and housing issues, and administers a series of hardship funds. Our independence from LSE means that we're impartial and free from a conflict of interest.

LATEST NEWS

SUMMER ceremonies 2021:

There will be no formal in-person graduation ceremonies this summer. There will however be optional in-person departmental receptions taking place in July, where you will have the opportunity to catch up with your friends and faculty from your department to celebrate your year.

These are not intended to replace your graduation - the formal ceremonies will be taking place at a future date once restrictions allow. You will have received an email from LSE with details, but you can find more information on these here.

Wearing a gown is entirely optional but should you wish to do so and feel as though you are not in a financial position to afford the cost of the hire, we have a fund which can support you with this, details of which can be found here.

Hardship fund

Due to unprecedented demand, the LSESU Hardship Fund has unfortunately now run out of money. 

If you are in need of financial assistance you are therefore advised to contact the LSE's Financial Support Office for help.

COVID-19

Due to the pandemic, the Advice Service will not be on campus during Summer Term 2021.

We are, however, very much still open for business. If you need advice during this time, please either:

Virtual Adviser


Latest BLOGS & CONTENT


LSESU Advice Service: impartial, supportive, confidential
The Advice Service in 2019/20: awarded £92,489 in financial hardship award payments, opened 538 new student cases, made 21 graduation gown fund awards, and had 4,506 student interactions
91% of students thought our responsive times were either quick or timely
48.75% said quick, 42.5% said timely, and 8.75% said slow
78% of students thought the information we provided was clear and easy to understand
18.75% of students thought some of the information was clear and easy to understand, and 2.5% of students thought none of the information was clear and easy to understand
88% of students felt more informed as a result of the advice we provided
52.5% of students felt much more informed, 35% felt a little more informed, and 12.5% felt no more informed
88% of students felt listened to and supported
12.5% of students did not feel listened to or supported
88% of students would recommend the LSESU Advice Service to other students
11.25% would not recommend the LSESU Advice Service

Student Stories

"There was a period of time when I was unsure if I would be able to finish my masters due to an unexpected change in my financial circumstances.

Without the vital support provided by the LSESU hardship fund during an unexpected change in my financial circumstances, I would not have gone not onto be awarded a first-class master's degree and then commence Ph.D. studies and become a teacher at London School of Economics.

It is because of the amazing funding that LSE can provide students from poorer backgrounds that ensures first-generation university students can get by."


Advice Service Channels

Twitter

Student Hub


Zero Tolerance Statement

Our dedicated advisers are here to provide advice and support to LSE students. In turn we ask that our advisers are treated with courtesy and respect.

We have a zero tolerance approach to abuse of our staff and reserve the right to remove access to the Advice Service to anyone who engages in abusive, violent, aggressive or any otherwise unacceptable behaviour.

You can find all of the Advice Service policies on our Union policies page.

Union Policies

 


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