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LSE Gender resources

LSE Gender faculty provide extensive support for you with your studies, but we also encourage student-led learning and self-development.

Handbook and Moodle resources

Answers to many of the questions you have can be found in LSE Gender Handbook and on Moodle. In particular, you should pay close attention to the documents that give advice on critical writing, how to avoid plagiarism, etc. as these will help improve your work and maximise your grades.

Study groups

Study groups can be a challenging and rewarding addition to self-study, helping you to develop critical thinking and providing a forum for collectively exploring issues in more depth. This document provides some guidelines about forming a study group.

Essay writing workshop

After getting feedback from their first formative essays, the 2014/15 cohort set up and ran their own essay writing workshop to share ideas and tips. Many of the students found it very useful to share their experiences and felt that the workshop helped them to improve their future work. They kindly donated their notes to the GI and asked us to encourage future years to run workshops too.

Click here for the notes from their workshop.

Interested in planning a workshop? Email us!

Citation workshop

The 2016/ 2017 cohort had an LSE Gender tailored Citation and Endnote Online workshop run by LSE LIFE. Below are some of the most recent resouces from the Library that were included in the Citation Workshop Advice Packs:

Dissertation library

In the Department, we have a library of past dissertations that received merits or above (from 2016, Distinction and above). We recommend that you make use of this invaluable resource when you come to thinking about your own dissertation topic and methodology.

LSE LIFE Resources 


Contribute to Engenderings (the LSE Gender blog)

Masters students are encouraged to submit pieces to the LSE Gender  blog, Engenderings. This blog is run by a team of LSE Gender PhD students and is a great place to have your work published. 

Other resources

Book and article recommendations

Heather Dawson, LSE Gender's Academic Support Librarian can help you find books and journals in the Library, search for articles online, learn about the best online resources and websites for your area and get help with using our resources and services.

Use the list of contents to skip to the relevant area of this guide. 

If you need any help you can get in touch with your librarian for advice or to arrange a consultation.