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Student Life at LIS

Student Life & Campus

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The LIS experience

We know there’s more to life than studying and that a lot of what you’ll get out of your time at LIS will happen outside the classroom. Our campus will be in East London and will be an important hub where students can learn and socialise together. London will be an integral part of your student life and during your time at LIS, we want to help you navigate and explore one of the world’s most dynamic and exciting cities. From its parks to its pubs, its food scene to its culture, London was recently voted the world’s Best Student City for its diversity of culture, quality of life, academic performance, and local jobs market.

LIS Campus - Whitechapel
LIS Campus

Our Campus

Our 2021 founding cohort will join us in Whitechapel (just off Brick Lane) in the heart of the city. Shoreditch will be right on your doorstep, with all the art, fashion, bars and restaurants that it has to offer. And, of course, there’s the City of London itself. One of the world’s most famous business districts, housing billion-pound organisations, purpose-driven start-ups, and everything in between. We’ll be sharing images and further information over the coming weeks so stay tuned!

Student Life at LIS

LIS - Life In London

Student accommodation

We know that where students live will play a key role in their wellbeing. Feeling safe, secure and comfortable at home will enable you to arrive on campus ready to learn and make the most of your educational experience.

Whether you chose to live in student accommodation organised through external providers, private housing or commute from home, we will work hard to build a strong sense of community and belonging for all students.

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Your wellbeing

We know that starting a degree is a big life transition. We want to make sure you have the support you need – whether it’s help on academic, personal, or career issues. That’s why, when you enrol at LIS, you’ll be assigned an academic tutor, career mentor and you’ll also have access to a welfare adviser.

You’ll meet each of these advisors one-to-one several times throughout the academic year. They’ll support your learning, your personal development, and prepare you to enter the world of work. 

Support Pillars

Academic Tutor+

Your Academic Tutor will be a member of the teaching faculty. Wherever possible, they’ll be your tutor for the length of the three-year degree. Your Academic Tutor will oversee and support your learning. You’ll normally meet them one or twice a term, but can contact them any time by email and arrange to meet them during office hours.

Welfare Advisor+

You will have access to a Welfare Advisor who will listen to you and provide you with advice, guidance and support on any difficulty you may have - whether it’s financial worries, stress, friendship problems, or practical difficulties balancing your work with other commitments. The Welfare Advisor will be able to connect you to other services, such as counselling, financial advice, personal development workshops, and local NHS services.

Career Mentor+

Your Career Mentor will support you in defining your career goals and developing your professional skills and networks. They’ll be your guide and advisor as you navigate the transition from higher education into the world of work. You’ll have regular meetings with your Career Mentor from the outset of your time at LIS, giving you the opportunity to explore your professional aspirations from your first year of study.

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It remains a possibility that the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic will continue into 2021/22 and impact on the overall LIS experience. Given this, we are investing in developing contingency to deliver our academic programme and broader student proposition remotely, should this be required. Our faculty includes individuals with a range of proven expertise in digital delivery across multiple media, and we are confident that, should teaching have to move online, we are well-equipped to deliver an excellent learning experience. We shall be monitoring COVID-related risks and developing further contingencies over the coming months.