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Kate Steward

Manager (MSc programmes, events & communications)
Room COL.5.01K, Columbia House 
+44 (0)207 955 7602


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Welcome Week 2015

In the week leading up to the beginning of the first term, students are introduced to their home department (in this case, the Gender Institute) and to the School as a whole.

There will be a host of events to familiarise students with services available at LSE and you can sign up to societies, attend events and meet other LSE students.

The Welcome Week will equip you with the knowledge and contacts for getting the most out of your time at LSE, whilst the Gender Institute induction will acquaint you with your specific MSc programme, courses and departmental faculty.

Welcome Week Timetable

Tuesday 22 September - Friday 25 September
Date and time  Location  Event 
Tuesday 22nd September 2015
1pm - 2.30pm Peacock Theatre, Portugal Street LSE Welcome Presentations 
Wednesday 23rd September 2015
9am - 10.15am CLM 4.02 (Clement House) Welcome to the Gender Institute (GI)
12.15pm - 1pm Hong Kong Theatre (Clement House) Programme Registration
1pm - 1.45pm  CLM 4.02 (Clement House) Presentations from LSE’s Library and from the Teaching and Learning Centre
1.45pm - 2.45pm CLM 4.02 (Clement House) Programme Induction: Gender, Policy and Inequalities
1.45pm - 2.45pm Gender Institute Open Space (5th Floor, Columbia House) Programme Induction: Gender, Media and Culture 
3pm - 4pm TW2 2.04 (Tower 2) Programme Induction: Gender, Development and Globalisation
3pm - 4pm Gender Institute Open Space (5th Floor, Columbia House) Programme Induction: Gender and Gender (Research)
6.30pm Old Theatre (Old Building) Wendy Sigle Public Lecture followed by a Reception
Thursday 24th September 2015
9.30am - 10.30am CLM 2.02 (Clement House) Information session with Kate Steward (GI MSc Manager)
10.30am - 12pm CLM 2.02 (Clement House) Course Fair
2pm - 4pm Gender Institute (5th Floor, Columbia House) Individual appointments with academic advisors
4pm - 5pm  KSW.1.04 (Kingsway) Student-led Induction
5pm - 6.30pm 4th Floor Restaurant (Old Building) Welcome Party
Friday 25th September 2015
10am Online Course Choice system opens


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LSE Welcome Presentation

LSE Welcome Presentation are given by senior LSE staff and representatives from the Students' Union, and will provide you with valuable information about the wealth of support available to you while studying at LSE. This is your opportunity to learn more about the LSE community and our opportunity to welcome you to it. These sessions are different from those held at the Gender Institute, so please make sure you attend both.

  • Tuesday 22 September 2015
  • 1pm - 2.30pm
  • Peacock Theatre, Portugal Street

Gender Institute Departmental Orientation

At this session, new students will be led through a short introduction to the Gender Institute by faculty and administrative staff. We will also go over the timetable for the rest of Welcome Week so you know what sessions are coming up that you should attend. You will also have a chance to ask us questions at this session. 

  • Wednesday 23 Septemeber 2015
  • 9am - 10.15am
  • CLM 4.02 (Clement House)

Graduate Programme Registration

In order to become an official LSE student, you must first go through Graduate Programme Registration. When registering, you will be issued with a student ID card which provides, amongst other things, access to your library account. 

  • Wednesday 23 Septemeber 2015
  • 12.15am - 1pm
  • Hong Kong Theatre (Clement House)

Presentations from LSE Library and the Teaching and Learning Centre

At this session, representatives from the Library and the TLC will talk to you about what help, support and services they can offer you during your time at LSE. 

  • Wednesday 23 September 2015
  • 1pm - 1.45pm
  • CLM 4.02 (Clement House)

Gender Institute Programme Inductions

At these sessions, you will join the rest of your Programme cohort for an informal induction with your own degree convenor. Your convenor will ask everyone to introduce themselves, will explain and clarify the regulations for your degree programme, and will talk about what it's like to study at MSc level at LSE. You will also have the chance to talk about any questions, doubts or comments you may have at that point. Please check the table of events to find out where and when the Induction for your Programme is taking place. 

Please see the 'Welcome Week Timetable' above for the date, time and location of your specific programme induction. 

Gender Institute Welcome Week Lecture

The Gender Institute hosts a high profile public lecture during Welcome Week every academic year. This year we are excited to welcome our very own Professor Wendy Sigle, Programme Convenor for Gender, Policy and Inequalities. Professor Sigle will be talking on “Gendering the Social Sciences: Why Demography Needs (New) Theories”, followed by a drinks reception. 

  • Wednesday 23 September 2015
  • 6.30pm - 8pm
  • Venue to be confirmed
  • Drinks Reception in the 4th Floor Restaurant, Old Building

Information Session with Kate Steward

At this session, Kate Steward (MSc Programmes Manager) will provide information about the role of the Professional Services team in the GI and the help and support we can offer you. Kate will give a brief introduction to some of the key IT systems you will need to be familiar with – in particular Moodle (LSE’s learning platform) and the Course Choice system that you will be using on Friday to register for the courses you want to do. 

  • Thursday 24 September 2015
  • 9.30am - 10.30am
  • CLM 2.02 (Clement House)

Course Fair



Faculty will present information about the courses offered by the GI and you will have a chance to ask questions about content, focus, assessment, timetabling, etc. to help inform your personal course choices. 


  • Thursday 24 September 2015
  • 10.30am - 12pm
  • CLM 2.02 (Clement House)

Academic Advisor Meetings

Every Gender Institute student will be allocated a member of faculty who will act as their academic adviser. Your academic adviser will be able to offer academic guidance and support throughout your time at LSE. Students are required to meet with their academic adviser before teaching begins. Students will be notified when their individual appointments will be following registration. If you are registering late, please contact Kate ( to notify her and she will schedule an alternative time slot for you. 

  • Thursday 24 September 2015
  • 2pm - 4pm
  • Gender Institute (5th Floor, Columbia House)

Student-led Induction

In this session, GI PhD students and former GI MSc students give you the chance to ask questions about what studying at the GI is really like! The session will provide you with invaluable information about life at the GI and is a chance to get to know the PhD students too.  

  • Thursday 24 September 2015
  • 4pm - 5pm
  • Venue to be confirmed

Welcome Party

Following an intensive few days of registration and induction, things get a bit more relaxed as the GI welcomes its new cohort of students with a party and a chance to begin to get to know each other!

  • Thursday 24 September 2015
  • 5pm - 6.30pm
  • 4th Floor Restaurant (Old Building)

Questions about studying at LSE?

General LSE Information

All LSE information for prospective students can be found on the following webpages: