attractions that you will be able to access within easy walking distance of LSE. As a student living in the heart of London and a member of LSE’s Students’ Union, you will also be in a position to take advantage of numerous student discounts designed to save you money.
The School itself offers a very wide range of activities to its students. LSE’s weekly Student News e-newsletter lists many public lectures, films and concerts. The Students’ Union has its own newspaper, The Beaver, and supports a lively variety of affiliated social, political and ethnic clubs and societies; there are many social events and entertainments throughout the year, at little or no cost.
For details of the General Course’s own social calendar please see page 10.
Guaranteed Housing All students who have accepted the offer of a place on the General Course and applied for housing by the deadline of 31 May 2011 are guaranteed to be offered a place in LSE or University of London accommodation, although it may not be in your preferred residence or in a single room.
LSE offers a variety of styles of accommodation. In all of them, there will be a varied mix of home and overseas students, men and women. In each residence there is a student committee to organise regular events, such as video evenings or film shows.
Bankside House: 617 places in mainly single rooms, many with private bathroom facilities, located just south of the Thames, next door to the Tate Modern gallery.
Carr-Saunders Hall: 132 single rooms and 12 twin rooms in the West End, near the Telecom Tower and Tottenham Court Road; meals are provided as required and cost on average £4.50 for an evening meal.
High Holborn: 448 spaces just a short walk from the School, in the heart of London’s Theatreland. This is self-catering accommodation.
Passfield Hall: 100 single, 42 twin and 14 treble rooms in a Georgian terrace overlooking a tree lined square in Bloomsbury, near the University of London central precinct; one meal a day (dinner) is included in the fees.
Rosebery Avenue Hall: 289 single (some equipped with mobility aids for wheelchair users) and 13 twin rooms close to Sadler’s Wells Theatre; evening meals are provided as required, and cost about the same as at Carr-Saunders.
The University of London also provides intercollegiate accommodation in seven mixed halls: Commonwealth Hall, Hughes-Parry Hall, International Hall, Nutford House, College Hall, Canterbury Hall and Connaught Hall.
Should you miss the application deadline for guaranteed accommodation, or you simply wish to live in private housing, the School can still assist you. There is plenty of rented housing available in London, but to get a good price and a good location you will need to allocate some time to ‘shopping around’. LSE is able to offer you a place in one of its halls of residence for two weeks prior to the start of the Michaelmas (first) Term. From this base you will be able to meet other General Course students and begin to look for housing together, using both the School’s Accommodation Office and that provided by the University of London. Further details on LSE accommodation can be found at www.lse.ac.uk/accommodation