We asked our incoming students what they wanted to know about LSE or LSESU before they arrived - and well - it's pretty much what was on everyone's mind! Here's some (not-so-lengthy) reading material to get you prepared! Keep checking back as we add some more blogs.
Frequently Asked Questions
All LSE students from all levels of study - unless explicitly specified. Just because it's a "Welcome", doesn’t mean it’s not useful, relevant or just plain FUN for returning students. And just because you’re not an undergrad doesn’t mean you should miss out!
Most of our Welcome activities are free, but you’ll need to get tickets for some events - such as the Club nights and tours. Check out the individual event links above to find out more.
Yes! There are loads of opportunities to take part in sport and exercise at LSE through the Sports Clubs (for more competitive participation) or for general classes and relaxation - there's always Active Lifestyle.
We have dozens of student societies and creative communities to join here at LSE, which you’ll be able to sign up to once you’ve enrolled or at Welcome Fair which takes place on Thursday 26th and Friday 27th September in Saw Swee Hock from 11am. For more information, visit our Societies page
Students in London can pay less for public transport in TWO ways.
1) Get a 16-25 Railcard: Also available for Mature students aged 26 or over and in full time education.
It costs £30 for the year, but you get a 1/3 off all anytime or off-peak national rail fares, PLUS you can add this discount on to your Oyster card to also to get to get a 1/3 discount on off-peak overground, underground and DLR travel. This is a particularly good idea if you’ll be traveling by rail to go home for the holidays. Find out more on the 16-25 Railcard website.
2) Get a 18+ Student Oyster Photocard: This is FREE and gets you 30% off the price of adult-rate Travelcards and Bus & Tram Passes. This is really useful if you regularly get around by public transport. The only downside is that you need to be enrolled at LSE before you apply, as TfL will need to confirm your registration with the University. Find out more about Student Oyster Photocard.