Welcome to your Students' Union

Whether you're an Undergraduate or Postgraduate student, LSE Students' Union (LSESU) is here to ensure you have the best start to your time at LSE. We've got a range of events lined up for you across September and October, from club nights to coffee and chill - so make sure you keep checking back for all the latest updates. Whatever you're interested in, there's something for you. Join us on this journey to make the most out of LSE!

Each of our events have been tailored to help you socialise, find your communities, get settled into campus life and so much more. Designed by students, run by students, ready for our new students.

If you haven't done so already, make sure you join our Welcome mailing list to get the latest updates and info for Welcome. And while you're getting ready to start, why not grab the chance to get to know other incoming students in our Facebook group?

Welcome Mailing List

Freshers Facebook Group

So who's really running the show?

We mean it when we say we are student-led. Our Student Officers (or representatives) were elected by students, to direct the Union. With your interests at heart, these officers are putting in their work to make sure your journey at LSE is better than ever before. If you spot them around campus, make sure you say hi - they have all the tips and tricks to making the most out of LSE.

Zulum General Secretary
Martha Education Officer
Jack Activities and Development Officer
David Community and Welfare Officer
 

Key Events

RAG BAND

22nd - 27th SEPT

6 nights, 6 venues, 6 unique experiences. This is the ONLY official LSE Welcome/Freshers club night events - wrapped up in one exclusive RAG Band. Showcasing the finest nights around London, including your very own SU club night. Tickets will be on sale from Thurs 15th August so don't miss out!

Grab your tickets now!

WELCOME FAIR

26th - 27th SEPT

That all important start to any university experience - Welcome Fair (often known as the 'Freshers Fair'). 2 days of getting to know your SU - from clubs, societies, your representatives, our brand partners and MUCH MORE! Located in Saw Swee Hock - this is your Union. (And yes - there will be plenty of freebies!)

GIVE IT A GO WEEK

OCTOBER

If you're indecisive like some of us, this is your chance to get involved in a number of FREE activities being put on by our amazing clubs and societies - trust us - they won't disappoint! Warning: you may meet some incredible people along the way! Calendar coming soon.

 

Community Groups

Undergraduate Students

Join the Undergraduate Facebook Community Group

Postgraduate Students

Join the Postgraduate Facebook Community Group

If you're really passionate about your experiences as a Postgraduate student and want to support others - why not nominate yourself to be a Postgraduate Officer in our Michaelmas Term Elections? Find out more about our elections.

PhD / Research Students

Join the PhD Facebook Community Group

Get in touch with your PhD Student Officer - Thom! (details coming soon)

International Students

Join the International Facebook Community Group

Get in touch with your International Students' Officer - Mishal!

Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) Students

Join the BME Facebook Community Group

Get in touch with your BME Officer - Walid!

LGBTQ+ Students

More info coming soon!

We have a whole range of communities at LSESU - so if you're looking for any in particular - let us know. Don't forget to check out our 40+ clubs and up to 300 societies!

 

Deals and Discounts for our students!

We've got some amazing offers planned for you - from a special Welcome Gym offer to exclusive savings in our Cafe's. We're also working really closely with our brand partners to get some amazing discounts in place.

Keep checking back or sign up to our dedicated deals and discounts mailing list to find out what we have in store for you.

Deals and Discounts Mailing List

 

Get Prepared

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

Who can attend Welcome events?

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!

Where can I buy tickets for Welcome Week Events?

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.

Does LSE have any sports teams?

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.

How do I join a society?

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

How do I get a student Oyster card?

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.

Remember - LSE Students' Union organises the OFFICIAL Welcome events. If it's not listed here, it's probably not legit! If in doubt, keep an eye out on our official social media channels or contact us via email. We are super social!

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LSESU Email