Online Resources

Student Portal

Once you are registered a University of London username and password that will allow you to log in to the Student Portal will be sent to you. Once logged in, you can also access your University of London email account. All of the online resources available to students can be accessed via the Portal.

The Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) by supporting your studies and helping you feel part of a community, forms an important part of your study experience with us. It provides:

Electronic study materials

All of the printed materials which you receive from the University of London are available to download, to give you flexibility in how and where you study.


Academic introductions to many subjects; interviews and debates with academics who have designed the courses and teach similar ones at LSE.

Audio-visual tutorials and solutions

For some of the first year and larger later courses, such as Introduction to Economics, Statistics, Mathematics and Principles of Banking and Finance, audio-visual tutorials are available to help you work through key concepts and to show the standard expected in examinations.

Student discussion forums

An open space for you to discuss interests and seek support from your peers, working collaboratively to solve problems and discuss subject material. Many courses are supported by an LSE forum moderator, who will post regularly, to simulate discussion and provide academic advice.

Self test activities

Quizzes and activities that allow you to test your own understanding of subject material.

Study skills

Expert advice on getting started with your studies, preparing for examinations and developing your digital literacy skills.

The Online Library

The Online Library holds thousands of resources, including e-books and journal articles, which are available free of charge. Resources can be easily located using the state-of-art Library search engine, Summon. About 75 per cent of the essential readings across all EMFSS courses are available through the Online Library.

For many students, using an Online Library and reading journal articles are new skills. Guidance and support is provided on the best way to approach journal resources and a range of materials that are available designed to improve your reading and information skills.