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Life at LSE (continued)

Students who have a disability, long-term medical conditions or dyslexia The Disability and Well-being Office provides a first point of contact for prospective and current students with disabilities, long term medical conditions and/or dyslexia.

Facilities at LSE include:

  • An accessible library with two study rooms and some computers reserved for students with disabilities; lockers; a book fetch service and photocopying assistance where required

  • Assistive software and specialist IT support

  • A range of accessible and adapted rooms in halls of residence

  • All lecture theatres and some classrooms are fitted with infra-red hearing support systems

  • Readers, note-takers and support assistants can be arranged as part of the LSE Circles Network of peer/staff support

  • Practical support can also be provided by a Community Service Volunteer (CSV)

  • There is a rest room, with a bed and easy chairs.

You can contact the Disability and Well-Being Office at Disability- Dyslexia@lse.ac.uk

Counselling The LSE Student Counselling Service offers free and confidential support to all current students, including those on the General Course. The Service aims to help students cope more effectively with any personal or study difficulties that may be affecting them while at LSE. There are nine professionally qualified and experienced counsellors, offering about 100 counselling sessions each week. Appointments can be booked Monday to Friday throughout the year. In addition students can access free counselling through the Students’ Union Advice and Counselling Centre.

For further information please see the Student Counselling Service website at www.lse.ac.uk/collections/ studentCounsellingService

Student Mentoring Scheme General Course students, in common with our new undergraduate degree seeking students, can use the Student Mentoring Scheme.

Volunteer mentors come mainly from the second and third years of undergraduate degrees. They provide incoming General Course students with a friendly face and information on the wide range of support services available at the School. Whilst they are not expected to advise you on academic or personal matters, they will be able to refer you to the individuals and departments at LSE that are best able to assist you. Your student mentor will contact you via your LSE email account prior to the start of the academic year, and will offer to meet you in person during the induction period. Further information on the scheme can be found on the General Course website.

Careers The LSE Careers Service has an experienced team of careers advisers and information staff to provide assistance and advice to General Course students, both informally and in careers seminars and interviews.

‘This year in London changed my life. Prior to studying at LSE, I had a much more limited knowledge of critical global issues.’

Akhila Kolisetty, Northwestern University

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