student support

Student Support

The London School of Osteopathy attracts students who find that our teaching approach and delivery style appeals to them. Small class sizes mean you receive all the support you need. From Tutors to the Student Advisor, and IT Officer to Senior Management, there is always someone who can help you.

Whether students choose to study on a full or a part-time basis the first week of the course is focused on giving you the skills and tools to help you feel confident in your return to studies.  We help students assess their learning style as well as identifying any (often previously overlooked) particular educational needs such as dyslexia.

At the LSO we keep our class sizes to less than 30 students which enables them to quickly get to know one another. The LSO encourages students to work in small groups, supporting and taking advantage of the different skills and attributes that individuals bring to the course.

Being with a group of people who bring a wealth of  experiences to the classroom, gives an added benefit to the learning experience.


Student Advisers:

In the event that you have any personal concerns or anxieties, our Student Adviser will provide one-to-one support. There is also a wealth of online support materials, ranging from study skills, pastoral support, mindfulness and more.




Teaching Rooms:

We have five large teaching rooms at our college in Bermondsey. All of these our teaching rooms are equipped with treatment plinths which enable practical skills to be taught, alongside the theoretical written part of the course. We frequently have class lecture rooms available for students to use outside their timetabled studies.


Tutorial Rooms:

There are several smaller rooms ideal for tutorials or small group work, which are also used for vivas and practical exams.



The LSO has a dedicated clinic located near Bethnal Green underground station. At the clinic you will find 8 treatment rooms where students will treat patients, under the supervision of qualified osteopaths. The clinic also has an area where you can write up notes and treatment plans. There is a welcoming reception area for patients.

Students start to spend time in the clinic building on the skills learnt in the classroom from their first year. The time you spend in the clinic increases each year enabling you to apply and embed the knowledge and skills acquired in class.


IT Support:

The London School of Osteopathy posts the majority of student material on Google Drive, so you can access it from any location. Our dedicated IT Officer is always happy to help students with any IT queries, and help familiarise them with the IT systems we use. Students also have access via their University login to a wealth of IT support and study skills hosted by our validating University (Anglia Ruskin University).



We have a dedicated library on site with academic journals and text books. We also have a wide range of anatomical models for your use.  The library is also where you will find our bank of PC’s for student use.

As one of our students you will also be a student of Anglia Ruskin University, with access to a wealth of digital journals and e-books via your student login.


3B Smart Anatomy:

LSO students are able to access 3B Smart Anatomy to aid with learning beyond the classroom.

  • 23 Anatomy Lectures
  • 117 Interactive Virtual Models
  • 39 Quizzes


Institute of Osteopathy Membership:

The London School of Osteopathy has organised that all students of the LSO are also members of the Institute of Osteopathy.  Students are able to access the support and services provided by the organisation.


The local area:

The LSO is based just a short stroll away from the bustling Bermondsey High Street with cafes, bars and artisan shops. London Bridge, Borough Market, The Shard and Tower Bridge are a 15 minute walk away.

Bethnal Green (where the clinic is) is undergoing gentrification, with an increasing range of bars and cafes in the vicinity. York Hall Leisure centre is behind the clinic, and the V&A Museum of Childhood plus gardens are a couple of minutes’ walk away.