A pre-arrival welcome to new students

in the Language Centre

A pre-arrival welcome to students on our BSc International Relations and Chinese and BSc Language, Culture and Society programmes

Contact John Heyworth in the first instance, who is the programme manager for our BSc programmes, should you have any questions about anything.

Below is some information you will need for arrival and also to help you settle in.

How do I register?

If you are a new student joining us this year please remember registration is compulsory.

You will receive communications from LSE about what you need to do.

We have a Welcome site which is your guide to help you get ready for life at LSE.

You can also read through the New Student Programme Registration information to find out when your registration takes place and what documents you might need. 

We have listed the key dates for you in the Welcome section of our Language Community page.

Please remember to bring along your Registration Pass when you arrive at LSE for Campus Enrolment.

This pass will be emailed to you as a PDF along with information about its use and instructions to download it onto your phones before arriving on campus.

What can I do to prepare and find our more about my programme?

You can find out about LSE from the Welcome Site. There is also the 'Your First Weeks' web site and the Welcome Guide 2020 will be available from here from mid August.

You can look through the programme regulations for your BSc.

We also have a 'Get LSE Ready' pre-sessional course and you will be able to access this once you have completed the first part of your Registration.

Our undergraduate handbook will also be available online in August. 

Keeping in touch: contacts and community

With social distancing measures in place, space will be at a premium on campus. So, we have decided to close our Reception in 20KSW and make, The Huddle an exclusive study area for Language Centre BSc students.

Further to this we thought it would be useful to set up a Virtual Huddle using Microsoft Teams. You will be able to share files, have conversations with fellow students (individually or in groups) using either the Chat, Audio or Video call features. The reason we have chosen Teams is that it is linked to your LSE Office 365 account.

If you have not already done so please do not forget to to sign up for the Student Hub and follow the Language Centre page. We set up a group, each year, for each cohort. e.g. Language Centre BSc students 2020/21

We will regularly post key information on the Student Hub throughout the year including Language Community events.

You will also be able to make appointments to see teaching staff via Bookings on the Student Hub, see you timetable and events and much more.

What events does the Language Centre run during Welcome?

We have a number of meetings arranged for you.

You can find out more our Welcome events from Language Community pages.

As your degree programme is a joint degree with either the Department of International Relations or Department of Sociology you will also receive invitations to their Departmental Welcome party.

During the academic year we will also have a number of additional events and learning opportunities which we will promote and announce via the Student Hub.