Personal Development Aide Memoire

A way for undergraduates to track activities and skills

LSE's Personal Development Aide Memoire - PDAM - allows you to build a personalised record of the extra-curricular activities you undertake during your time at LSE. A completed PDAM will enable you to provide information and evidence about how these activities have helped you develop skills in areas such as team working and communication, making it a useful reference for job applications, interviews and networking.

Your PDAM is built and can be viewed through LSE for You Personal Development Aide Memoire| and is broken down into the following areas. Links (left) take you to separate pages, each with some explanatory text about the skill in question and many examples of how it could be developed and evidenced.

  • Application of information skills
  • Application of numeracy skills
  • Commercial awareness
  • Communication
  • Leadership
  • Problem solving
  • Self-management
  • Team working

In addition to these eight core areas, there are pages about

  • Specific skills - those relating to a generic skill in, for instance, research or languages, or a particular discipline
  • Maximise Your Potential - an intensive two-week programme, held after the summer exams, during which there are opportunities to develop many of the PDAM and specific skills above