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Orientation 2013

orientation-logo-standardThe word Orientation at LSE refers to the week leading up to the beginning of the first term when 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'll be able to sign up to societies and attend events where you can meet other students. Watch out for news from LSE about School orientation events.

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

Offer Holders for 2013/14

If you currently hold an unconditional or conditional offer for one of our five Gender Institute MSc Programmes, then please do visit the Information for offer holders| section of the LSE website. 

Here you will find pre-departure checklists, links to finanical information, information about registration and information on visas.  Another great place to retrieve information of this kind is the Graduate Admissions Office FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) Page|.

LSE has also created the Your first weeks| web pages, which provide practical information and links to help you get settled.

Gender Institute Orientation Events 2013

1) 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.  If you are unable to attend on this date and time, please see Late arrivals|.

  • Monday 30 September
  • 11.30-12.30pm
  • Hong Kong Theatre (Clement House)

2) LSE Welcome Presentation

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

  • Tuesday 1 October
  • 1-2pm
  • Peacock Theatre, Portugal Street

3) Gender Institute Orientation Lecture

Naila KabeerThe GI holds an Orientation Lecture at the beginning of each academic year. This year we are especially excited that our speaker will be Professor Naila Kabeer who joins the GI as a new member of faculty in October 2013.  The lecture is entitled Tracking the Gender Politics of the Millennium Development Goals: from the Millennium Declaration to the post-MDG consultations| and will focus on the gender politics of the processes by which the Millennium Development Goals were formulated, what has been achieved and how feminist organisations are seeking to influence the post-MDG agenda.

  • Wednesday 2 October
  • 6.30pm-8pm
  • Old Theatre (Old Building)
  • Open to all

4) Gender Institute Departmental Orientation

At this session, new students will have a short introduction to the Gender Institute itself by Prof. Diane Perrons, James Deeley and Hazel Johnstone, followed by presentations from various LSE services, including LSE Careers, the Teaching and Learning Centre (TLC), the Language Centre, the Library and the Students' Union LGBT and Women's Officers.  Plus lots of opportunities to ask questions!

Next, the convenor of each programme will meet with their new degree cohort for a Degree Programme Induction, where they will explain and clarify programme regulations and answer any questions.

  • Thursday 3 October
  • 12.30-5.30pm
  • Room STC.S75 (St. Clement's Building)

5) New Pathways in Gender Research

The Gender Institute showcases its doctoral students at a roundtable event. Amanda Conroy, Alexandra Hyde, Yang Shen and Nicole Shephard will talk about their research trajectories, their methodologies, and the new directions in which their research has taken them. Open to all. Chaired by Dr Marsha Henry. See here for more information on New Pathways in Gender Research|.

  • Thursday 3 October
  • 5-6.30pm
  • Room STC.S75 (St. Clement's Building)
  • Open to all

6) Kavita Krishnan Speaks at the Gender Institute

Kavita Krishnan will give an informal talk hosted by the Gender Institute. Krishnan is a feminist, left activist and writer based in Delhi. She is the Secretary of the All-India Progressive Women’s Association (AIPWA) and editor of Liberation, a monthly magazine of the revolutionary left. She has been centrally involved in the anti-rape movement in India which began in December 2012.  The title of her talk will be Demanding Freedom without Fear: reflections on India's anti-rape movement|.

  • Friday 4 October
  • 12-1.30pm
  • Room STC.S78, (St. Clement's Building)
  • Open to all

7) Academic Adviser Meetings

Every Gender Institute student will be allocated an academic adviser who will be able to offer academic guidance and support throughout their time at the School. Although not compulsory, students are advised to meet with their academic adviser before term begins. Once you have an LSE IT account, you will be able to log into LSE for you to book a meeting, on the morning of Friday 4 October. You will be informed of who your academic adviser is by email to your LSE address at some point after Registration. If you cannot attend at this time, don't worry. There will be plenty of time to meet with your academic adviser throughout the first term.

8) Gender Institute Orientation Workshop

orientation2011This interactive half-day orientation event will begin with optional course presentations from Gender Institute faculty. This will be followed by a workshop unique to the GI which will introduce new students to the experience of studying for a Masters degree in the gender field and what to expect in the course of a year with us. This will be followed by a Welcome Reception with students and faculty. 

  • Friday 4 October
  • 2-5pm (with Welcome Reception at 5-6.30pm)
  • Wolfson Theatre, (New Academic Building)

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