Here’s a handy guide to help you navigate the LSE Virtual Undergraduate Open Day taking place from Tuesday 1 to Friday 11 June 2021, from Student Recruitment Administrator and LSE Alum Nazia Taznim.
The LSE Virtual Undergraduate Open Day allows prospective undergraduate students to get to know more about LSE (all from the comfort of your own home!) including:
- Our undergraduate programmes taught at LSE
- The admissions process and how to apply
- The student experience directly from current LSE students
- Support services during your undergraduate studies
- And more!
There are also many live online events taking place between Tuesday 1 to Friday 11 June 2021, where you’ll have the chance to attend virtual sessions on a variety of topics and ask questions to our staff and students during the online sessions!
Here’s what’s coming up over the next two weeks and how to choose which events to book onto and attend:
We have 18 subject departments and 41 undergraduate programmes at LSE. So, if you want to know more about any degrees you’re interested in applying for, you should definitely attend an online session delivered by your department of interest. Hear from department faculty about the:
- Programmes on offer in their department
- Programme content and structures
- Student life within the department
You’ll also be able to submit your questions and get answers directly from department staff and students.
You can find all our department-specific events here and book now!
Applying to LSE for Undergraduate Study
If you have any admissions-based questions, it is a good idea to book onto one of our Applying to LSE Q&A Sessions. Delivered by LSE’s Undergraduate Admissions team, you’ll be able to submit any questions you have about applying to LSE and what makes a successful application for LSE and they’ll be able to answer live!
Before booking onto a Q&A session, you should watch the video below for an introduction to our admissions policies and processes:
(Above: Applying to LSE: a guide to making a competitive undergraduate application video)
Introduction to LSE
Our LSE Discovery Sessions take place every two weeks for prospective students thinking about studying at LSE and will provide attendees with an insight into the study options at LSE, student life and services and the application process. We hold separate sessions for undergraduate and graduate study, and there are two for prospective undergraduate students taking place during the LSE Virtual Undergraduate Open Day. Book here.
If you can’t make those LSE Discovery Sessions, there’ll be more taking place which you can find here.
Current Student Panels – UK and International
Want to hear what it’s like studying at LSE from a student’s perspective? Then book onto our student panel talks where we’ll have (you guessed it) current LSE students sharing their experiences of applying and studying at LSE, and what it’s like being an LSE student.
We’ll have panels catering for both UK and International students which you can book onto. Find details here.
Disability and Wellbeing
LSE’s Disability and Wellbeing Service will hold a session discussing the range of services and support available throughout your time at LSE. You can book your place here.
It’s a good idea to also visit the Disability and Wellbeing pages to find out more about the support available.
If you do have a disability, long-term medical condition or specific learning difficulty, we encourage you to disclose this on your UCAS application. This helps us to understand the additional support you may need and enables us to put in place the appropriate support for you should you start studying at the School.
(Above: Video introduction to LSE’s Disability and Wellbeing Service)
If you’re thinking about student accommodation but unsure what’s on offer at LSE? This is the talk for you to attend! Hear from our Accommodation team to learn everything you need about student accommodation, including our Halls, prices, private accommodation and more! Book your place here.
Learn more about LSE Accommodation here in the meantime, including virtual tours of our residences, price lists, and find out about the benefits of living in halls.
An introduction to LSE LIFE
Did you know that LSE LIFE is a dedicated hub to help students ease into the academic, personal and professional transition to university study and beyond? Find out about the workshops, presentations, online resources, 1-to-1 support and more for LSE students in one of these online sessions. You can also find out more about their services here. You can also watch an introduction to the centre here.
(Above: Watch to learn more about LSE LIFE and the support it offers to LSE students)
Find out about the career support services available to students during and after your studies at LSE and ask your questions to the LSE Careers team in one of their online sessions. You can learn more on the LSE Careers website and see where LSE students end up after graduating here.
(Above: An introduction to LSE’s Careers Service)
Funding your studies: an online session with LSE Financial Support
At LSE, there is a range of financial support available, offered on the basis of academic merit and financial need as well as country and subject specific scholarships.
Book onto one of their online sessions and you’ll be able to ask any questions you have about funding your studies at LSE and the range of financial support available for undergraduate students. Also, see the Fees and Funding page for more information.
Did you know you also have the option to study a language alongside your studies? Find out what’s available for undergraduate students in a session with LSE’s Language Centre, including how you can add a language specialism to your degree and non-degree language courses too! Book your space here.
Also, why not check out our past student blogs on what’s available in the Language Centre too?
Student Life – an introduction to the LSE’s Students’ Union
Being part of LSE means being part of our Students’ Union. There are over 200 societies and sports clubs for you to choose from and join, student activities all year-round, opportunities to run for leadership roles and much more!
(Above: Welcome to LSE’s Students’ Union)
The Virtual Undergraduate Open Day is here to help you if you’re thinking about studying your undergraduate degree at LSE. Make the most of the online sessions coming up, including having some questions ready that you may want to ask our departments, staff and students. I hope you find this guide useful as you decide which online sessions you want to book and attend! You can find more details on all online events taking place for the next two weeks and book your space here now! You can also follow us on Twitter for all the latest updates too. I wish you all the best in your academic journey!