Information for Prospective Students

 

INTRODUCTION
The AFLSE has prepared the following web pages in an effort to answer many of the questions prospective students considering study at the LSE. We have made every effort to keep the information and links current but make no guarantees.

 

Each summer prior to the beginning of the academic year, the AFLSE holds a series of Destination LSE parties around the country.  Please check AFLSE.org for the location and dates of these events to which incoming students and their families are invited.

It is most important that you make your visa arrangements as early as possible so that you do not experience any last minute issues. For more information on current visa requirements please follow this link.

Please send any feedback on these web pages to the AFLSE administrator at info@aflse.org.


GENERAL

Web site of the Alumni & Friends of the LSE in the United States
www.AFLSE.org

British Council
www.EducationUK.org
Section for students considering studying in the UK
 

http://www.britishcouncil-usa.org/
Complete national and international education, culture, and arts network

Council for International Education
Additional UK educational resources
 

http://www.ukcisa.org.uk/

London Conference on Overseas Students
International Students House
229 Great Portland Street
Regent’s Park, London
W1
020-7631-8309
www.lcos.org.uk/

International Students’ House
http://www.ish.org.uk/
International Students House is a charity dedicated to British and International Students in London. It provides a vibrant student centre based in zone one that is used by thousands of students that attend one of the many universities that are part of our International Partnership Scheme and over 600 residents that are housed in the affordable accommodation that is offered.

International Student/Study in the UK

Study UK resource is intended to help you learn more about studying in the UK as an international student, and includes sections on choosing the UK as a destination, choosing a location within the UK, learning more about the country, its history and culture, and adapting to life in your adopted country.

http://www.internationalstudent.com/study_uk/


Traveling and Living in the United Kingdom
https://uk.usembassy.gov/



NEW ARRIVALS

New arrivals website
www.lse.ac.uk/collections/studentservicescentre/newarrivals/default.htm

LSE Country website
The LSE organizes its web pages according to new student arrivals and provides additional information on its Country website; on a per Country website. This is important information as it relates to LSE resources in London, nationally, and internationally.

Visit London
6th Floor
2 More River Flat,
London SE1 2RR

British Hotel Reservations Centre
0800-282-888
www.bhrc.co.uk



ACCOMODATION

LSE web site
www.lse.ac.uk/accommodation/

LSE students union

https://www.lsesu.com/

International Students House
ISH.org.uk
Email for information at accom@ish.org.uk

London Hostels Directory
There are thousands of hostels in London. You want to find the safest and the best.
www.lcos.org.uk/hostels

 


EMPLOYMENT

Work permits

http://www.workpermit.com/immigration/united-kingdom/uk-immigration

Voluntary worker

Please see Embassy and Host Country website for part-time and full-time work permits.


FINANCE


Cost of Living Guide in the United Kingdom

The Just Landed Guide is designed to help you deal with the day-to-day challenges of living, working or studying in the United Kingdom.
https://www.justlanded.com/english/United-Kingdom/UK-Guide

LSE web site “setting up a bank account in the UK”
http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/studentServicesCentre/Finance/Bank

Banks
 

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Travel-g186216-s601/United-Kingdom:Banks.And.Money.html

Travel Insurance
Search google.com

Property Insurance
LSE web site
www.lse.ac.uk/collections/studentservicescentre/finance/insurance.htm

Cost of living guide
Complete costing for undergraduate or graduate degrees, including living costs and extras. This is an excellent planning website.
www.lcos.org.uk/cost


HEALTH

LSE web site “health information for new students”
www.lse.ac.uk/collections/studentservicescentre/newarrivals/healthIssues.htm
 

Health information for travelers to the United Kingdom

http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/united-kingdom


LONDON ACTIVITES & CULTURAL INSTITUTES


Most museums have e-mail notifications for events and exhibitions.
Museum and concert Hall websites provide a complete social agenda in the Arts
in London simply by signing up and participating. The ‘ Friends ‘ programs at Museums; notably the Royal Academy of Arts; provide a complete guide to exhibitions, as do most Museums in Arts London.
The London Times, the Guardian, and the BBC have exceptional introductory Arts London websites and web links.

The City of London is noted for public works of art in all locations of London. The City of London Corporation has details.


LONDON STUDENT FACILITIES

University of London
Students’ Union at the University of London

https://www.studentcentral.london/

University of London Societies ( Recognized )
https://www.studentcentral.london/activities/clubsandsocs/

Student social events at University of London Union. Newsletters, meetings, societies, and clubs. Complete social events schedule per school, with traditional University of London myth and lore.
https://www.studentcentral.london/


MAPS

LSE Maps
www.lse.ac.uk/resources/mapsanddirections/

http://www.getmapping.com/
best practices map site including ordnance maps of most UK places, whether City or rural.

A-Z Map guide to London
This is what the taxi drivers use. Be prepared to locate any mews in the City of London.

MEDIA
News sources UK:

http://www.bbc.com/


http://www.epolitix.com/

http://www.cnn.com/


SPORTS

LSE Students Union - sports
 

https://www.lsesu.com/join-in/sports/

Sports and activities

https://www.studentcentral.london/activities/



TRAVEL

Hostels and student travel.
http://www.hosteleurope.com/

British Hotel Reservations Centre.
www.bhrc.co.uk

Travel Insurance.
Search ‘google‘

Information for student travel in Europe.
http://www.guideforeurope.com/

International Students Card.
Search “google“ to obtain correct card per student’s choice.

International Students’ Card
travel and complete student discount services
www.istc.org/

ISIC Card
32,000 student discounts; for teachers, students, and youth travel discounts.
http://www.isic.org/

Europass – “The Eurail Pass“
www.raileurope.com/us/rail/passes/europass_index.htm

Car rentals.
Search car rentals under “google“

Airlines:
http://www.orbitz.com/

Easy Jet
http://www.easyjet.com/

Ryanair
http://www.ryanair.com/



VISAS

LSE web page “how to renew your student visa”
www.lse.ac.uk/collections/studentservicescentre/infooverseasstudents/extendingstudentvisa.htm

British Consul Website
http://www.fco.gov.uk/

http://www.britianusa.com/