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Breaking: LSE delays Undergraduate Course Selection due to technical issues

Update as of 23rd July, 2:35pm BST: The undergraduate course selection system on LSE for You crashed at 2pm BST, just when it was planned to reopen after multiple delays. The course selection opening date has been pushed back indefinitely, as stated in an email from Academic Registrar Mark Thomson:

“[Yesterday] we expected to be able to resolve this problem overnight and had hoped to be able to open the system today at 2pm (BST). However, our efforts were unsuccessful, and have not been able to open course selection today.

We will continue to work hard to rectify the problem. Once we are confident that the system is working, we will email you with a new date and time when course selection will open. This email will be sent to you with at least 24-hours’ notice so that everyone has a fair opportunity to select courses.”

He also informed the School of an ongoing project improving the “systems and processes that underpin course selection”.

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Undergraduate course selection at LSE is now scheduled for Friday, 23rd July at 2pm BST, after multiple delays in the past two weeks due to technical errors on LSE for You.

Students logging into LSE for You on 22nd July were met with a form asking them to submit an error report. Few departments reached out to students to inform them of the delay, with only the Department of Law sending out an email before 2 pm to address the situation. The email stated that the university was hoping to resolve the situation by 3 pm.

However, further delays ensued, and the course selection opening date was pushed back.  A school-wide email was sent by the LSE Course Selection Team, expressing apologies for delays and stating:

“Course selection for continuing undergraduates will now open at 2 pm (BST) tomorrow, Friday 23 July. This delay is due to an ongoing technical issue in LSE for You. We have made the decision to delay the opening of course selection to provide us with enough time to fix the issue to ensure everyone has a fair opportunity to select courses, especially where spaces are limited.”

Many took to social media to express their confusion, while Department emails were sent out confirming the new date for selection of courses. This series of delays comes off the heels of an initial postponement in the previous week, where the course selection opening date was pushed back from the 15th of July to the 22nd.

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