Foundations 2024

For students beginning study in Autumn 2024, the LST Foundations Course has been designed as a three-day course to help new students to gain knowledge and experience of what studying at the college involves. The course was developed to both support students with study skills and introduce them to key staff and faculty members they will encounter during their studies. The Foundations Course is particularly targeted at students returning to education after some years away, and those who feel they would benefit from foundational study skills before commencing undergraduate studies. However, anyone joining the college in the first year of the BA course is welcome to sign up, and it is highly recommended.

Each day starts with a time of worship, which demonstrates the centrality of spiritual formation in all academic study at LST. Over the three days, the course focuses on areas such as: expectations and motivations of study, accessing and building up support networks, understanding barriers to learning and study, as well as understanding how faith relates to academic study. The course will focus on more practical elements, such as using the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), interpreting the timetable, understanding your learning style, how to structure and reference your essays and how to organise and manage your workload.

There will be plenty of time to ask all your questions and to enjoy some social activities too.

We would encourage all prospective students to sign up for the LST Foundations Course, particularly if they are feeling nervous or anxious about starting your studies. This course will give you the knowledge you need to start your studies confidently, knowing what is expected of you and how to use all the course materials to achieve success.

If you’d like to sign up to join us – and have already been offered a firm place – then contact our admissions team at

It has been a really helpful and engaging experience. It was great meeting LST staff… LST has built an amazing, welcoming and inspiring community! You can see God working.

Julia, one of the participating students in 2023
Timings for each Day of the Course

Monday 2nd September 2024, 11am — 8pm
Tuesday 3rd September 2024, 9am — 5pm
Wednesday 4th September 2024, 9am — 1pm