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Access at LIS
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Student support for all

Starting university is an exciting yet sometimes overwhelming journey.

At LIS, we understand the unique challenges students may face, recognising that personal experiences and backgrounds can significantly impact academic success.

That's why we've put together various measures to support those who have encountered hardships. Whether you've experienced care or homelessness, been estranged from family, require additional support or faced adverse circumstances, we're here to ensure you have every opportunity to thrive in your educational journey.

Explore the support we offer below—we're here to help you succeed.

Contextual admissions

Our admissions team take the time to get to know each student individually. They offer Open Days as well as one-to-one conversations (in-person or online), and do their best to understand any worries from day one.

You can also speak with our Student Support team even before applying, so that you know a few friendly faces and have had a chance to get to know the campus better.

At interview stage and upon assessing your application, your contextual background is carefully considered. This is to help us consider and achieve the best outcome for you. Successful applicants will receive personalised offers that take into account their background and context.

We know this can all sound overwhelming, so you also have an opportunity to go for a coffee – or another drink of your choosing – with Alisha (Head of Student Support) or Anjelica (our WP manager).

Get in touch

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Why choose LIS?

We encourage you to get in touch even before you apply, so we can offer advice and guidance as you transition into university life.

Below you'll find information on how we will support you during your application and throughout your studies at LIS.

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Students who have experienced adverse circumstances could be eligible for up to £7,000 in LIS bursaries.

In most cases, students from care-experienced backgrounds, or who are young carers, or who are estranged, will be granted the full £7,000 per year, but all bursary applications are considered holistically and reviewed on a case-by-case basis, depending on a multitude of factors and how much financial support is believed to be needed.

LIS can provide a laptop and any other technical support and advice if needed - our team will be more than happy to provide advice on machines ahead of enrolment.


We don’t have our own accommodation. Instead, we have established agreements with some of London’s leading accommodation providers.

This means that you can socialise and live alongside students from a diverse range of international and national backgrounds from other universities in London.

For care-experienced students, the accommodation team can support you in finding 52-week, affordable halls should you require a longer contract.

Mental and physical health

We want to really encourage students to take the time to look after their health and wellbeing. Student life (and life in general) can become challenging for many reasons and can affect our physical and mental health, as well as our overall confidence. We strongly believe that university is a good time and place to practice important habits to help prioritise mental health.

We want to support students to build healthy lifestyles and feel more resilient. To do this at LIS, we offer:

  • Regular one-to-one meetings with the Head of Student Support.
  • Student support plans tailored to individual health, disabilities, and learning differences.
  • Weekly mindfulness and yoga group practices.Access to individual weekly counselling sessions with specialists.
  • Access to individual weekly counselling sessions with specialists.
  • Individual workshops about stress and anxiety, sleep, low moods, building confidence and resilience, personal organisation, and time and money management.
  • Support drop-ins throughout the course.
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Get in Touch

If you wish to meet with one of our team to discuss anything related to LIS or the support we have in place, you can arrange a call with our WP manager, Anjelica.

If you want to discuss the process with a current care experienced student, we will do our best to arrange a call with someone who understands your position first-hand.

Contact Anjelica

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