Consultation Highlights

Open for 105 days, 1800 members of the LSE community submitted their opinions on how we should get to 2030.

Over Michaelmas term 2018, Minouche Shafik and the School Management Committee will lead discussions with students, staff and alumni on the results of the consultation exercise and emerging strategic themes.

Below are a selection of highlights from the initial analysis of your feedback on LSE 2030. 

What you said 

  • 1800 staff, students and friends of LSE contributed to the online consultation 
  • We had seven main respondent groups: academics, professional services staff, undergraduates, postgraduates, alumni, LSE governors and 'Other' (covering external participants) 
  • 83% of respondents think our founding purpose continues to be relevant today
  • The majority of respondents are in favour of keeping LSE the same size
  • There is overwhelming support for an increase in postgraduate research places, maintaining our current mix of teaching subjects and engaging with policy makers
  • LSE research is regarded as socially valuable by each respondent group
  • Respondents showed considerable interest in building new international partnerships with other institutions, however the appetite for developing an overseas presence (e.g. a campus) was fairly limited 
  • Over 600 colleagues participated in town halls and focus groups 

The consultation results, in-depth analysis and comment on the emerging strategic ambitions will be shared via a variety of channels this term, providing staff, students and alumni the opportunity to continue the conversation or join it for the first time. 

Alongside regular updates from leadership and articles in Student and Staff News, we also have an event programme running (see here for full details).  

If you have any questions please contact lsefuture@lse.ac.uk