Frequently asked questions by alumni:

Access to LSE buildings

LSE welcomes visits from its alumni, but please note that access to buildings for alumni is different to that for staff and students:
  1. Monday – Friday, 8am-6.30pm
    The School is fully open Monday to Friday 8am-6.30pm, excluding Bank Holidays and School closures at Christmas and Easter.
  2. Early mornings, evenings and weekends
    Access to LSE buildings before 8am and after 6.30pm on weekdays, and at all times at weekends, is restricted to LSE staff only. Please note that alumni Library cards permit access ONLY to the Library.
  3. Exceptions 
The following are exceptions to this rule:

    • Library - the Library operates its own admissions policy and has opening hours which vary according to the time of year – please see the Library website for details of opening hours and admissions policy.
    • New Academic Building (NAB) - access to the NAB works on a swipecard system for staff and students. Access for alumni is not possible before 08.00 or after 18.30 on weekdays, or at weekends; access on weekdays is possible either by presenting your alumni Library card or by emailing the NAB reception at least 24 hours in advance of your visit.
    • Gym and squash club members who are in possession of a valid gym or squash membership card can gain access while the gym and squash courts are open in the evenings and at weekends. When the East Building is closed, access is via the Old Building entrance.
    • Public lectures, evening classes and other official events – anyone attending public lectures, evening classes and other official LSE activity is permitted access to LSE buildings for the duration of the event.
    • LSE SU events - some evening and weekend events will require a ticket or LSE identification - it is advisable to check with the LSESU in advance.

  4. School closure periods 

    LSE closes for around a week at Easter and Christmas/New Year. LSE Security staff are available to deal with enquiries only at the reception desk at the Main Entrance to the School. Please see opening times of buildings for full list, and the LSE Map for details of rooms and buildings.
  5. Access to IT facilities 

    Alumni do not have access to the LSE network, and are therefore not permitted to use IT facilities; with the exception of the open-access visitors' PCs on the first floor of the Library, during Library opening hours (see above). 
  6. Contravention 

    The School reserves the right to ban from LSE property anyone found to be contravening these rules.

Alumni Card / Library Card

The only Alumni ID card available is obtained through the LSE library and it is a library card.  You will require your alumni ID number in order to get your card and must visit the library in person.

Full details regarding all the available Library's services and how to get your Library card are available here

Career Services

LSE Careers provides a range of professional services to help students and recent graduates plan with confidence for the future.

You can currently access the LSE Careers Hub for two years after graduation. As with other services available to alumni, you will need to have registered for a public account with the School.

What's a public account?
Your network account, which you were given as a student, expires in the December of your year of graduation. LSE public accounts enable the School to provide secure, personalised access to online resources for alumni, undergraduate and graduate applicants. 

Find out how to create an LSE public account here

If you have any problems accessing LSE Careers Services, please email or call +44 (0)20 7955 7135.


Contact the Alumni Relations team

Post, phone, fax and email
Alumni Relations
LSE Advancement
Houghton Street, London

Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 7361
Fax: +44 (0)20 7955 7567

In person

Our office is situated on the 9th floor of Tower Three, and office hours are 9.30am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday.

LSE Alumni Relations team
Karen Lippoldt, Deputy Head of Alumni Relations (Acting Head) - email
Sarah Savage, International Alumni Executive - email
Lindsay Turner, International Alumni Executive - email
Camilla Langlands, Global Alumni Programmes Manager - email
Susan Quach, Events and Reunions Officer - email
Elinor Hatt, Student Engagement and Young Alumni Executive - email
Valerie Antwi, Alumni Relations Assistant - email

Email forwarding address

The LSE alumni email address is a free forwarding service available to all LSE alumni who are registered with LSE Alumni Online. It allows you to maintain a permanent email forwarding address associated with LSE, providing an easy way to keep in touch with friends and colleagues following graduation and during your working life - without having to constantly update your contacts whenever your email address changes. 

How email forwarding works 
Any email sent to your LSE alumni email address will be forwarded to a destination email address you specify, for example your personal Hotmail account or your work account – this destination email address can be changed whenever you like. 

Your LSE alumni email forwarding address is not an email account service and as such you will not be able to send or otherwise store email with this service. You should continue to send and store emails using your personal email account. 

How to get started 
You will need to register with LSE Alumni Online to set up your alumni forwarding address. Once you have logged into your account, simply follow the steps listed below:
  • go to the Update my Info page and click on the Email Forwarding tab
  • select your LSE alumni email (e.g. 
  • choose your main email account (e.g. to which you would like messages to be forwarded
  • distribute your LSE alumni email 
  • check your main email account for messages 

Please allow for 24 hours from time of registration for the email forwarding to be operational. 

Sending messages as if from your LSE email forwarding address 
Many email accounts may allow you to spoof the "from" address so that it appears emails sent from your personal account originate from your LSE address. 
Some information on how to set this up within Microsoft Outlook Express, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Netscape Mail, Pegasus Mail and Eudora is available in the Email forwarding section. 
Information on some of the more popular web-based email accounts is available as follows: Gmail and GooglemailYahoo

Please note we are not able to offer any personalized technical support for this service, as it relates to your own email account rather than the LSE address. 

How to update your contact details

Make sure to update your contact details with us! That way you can ensure you receive our monthly e-newsletter Alumni Echo, the alumni magazine LSE Connect and notifications of alumni events in your local area.

You can update your details by logging into your profile in LSE Alumni Online to make the necessary changes.

If you prefer to update your contact details by email, please send a message to, including: 
  • your full name 
  • your LSE degree and year 
  • your current postal and email addresses 

LSE Public Lectures

For some of the most popular public events, LSE Alumni are given an allocation of tickets to distribute to alumni of the School. Where available, alumni will be able to book these tickets on the Alumni Events Calendar.

Privacy and data protection

The LSE Advancement data protection policy is as follows:

All data is held securely by LSE and is treated confidentially in accordance with the 1998 Data Protection Act.

Data is not disclosed to external organizations other than agents contracted by the School directly for purposes benefiting the School or its alumni.

Data is available to academic and administrative departments and recognised Alumni Association groups and is used for a full range of alumni activities and to encourage financial and non-financial support for the School.

If you do not wish your information to be used in this way, please contact the Alumni Relations team. 

Submit a class note

Share your news with your fellow alumni by submitting a class note. You only need to register with LSE Alumni Online and follow these easy steps:
  • Log in to your account
  • Go to the Class Notes tab on your public profile page and click the Add Class Note button
  • Select category from drop down menu and enter text. You can also upload an image if you wish to
  • Preview your class note and approve
If you want your class note to be considered for inclusion in a future issue of LSE Connect or in LSE Alumni Echo, make sure to check the box to give your consent.

Transcripts and Certificates

Transcript requests are handled by the Student Services Centre - for full details of how to get yours, please see below for the most relevant section of the their website. If you graduated in 2010 you can now access your transcripts electronically via Digitary. 

All queries regarding transcripts should be directed to Registry Services on

Degree Certificates 
Degree and diploma certificates are issued either by the Student Services Centre or by the University of London. For full details, please go to the following Student Services Centre site: Degree/Diploma Certificates - undergraduate and postgraduate 

Proof of attendance 
If you are a potential employer of an LSE alumnus/a or current student, please see the Transcripts: Frequently Asked Questions page of the Student Services Centre site

Please note the LSE Alumni Relations team is unable to assist with queries about these services; instead, please contact the Student Services Centre or e-mail