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Training and development at LSE


LSE offers development and training opportunities to all staff
and students. Here you can:

  • Search the training and development system directly from the search box below
  • Contact the training providers across the School (see list, left)
  • Browse the tabs below for direct links to events specific to your role.

The training and development system is used by most of the training providers at LSE, representatives of whom make up the Learning and Development Group.

A project is currently underway to improve the training and development system (TDS). A new landing page for the site has been launched to make searching for courses easier, and further enhancements to the system will be introduced over the coming months. If you have any feedback on the new functions being introduced, please let us know through the feedback form on the TDS.


Log in to the Training and Development system

Log in using your LSE username and password to:

  • Browse training on offer
  • Book a place on a training course
  • View your training record and amend your existing bookings

Monthly emails

Receive monthly emails reminding you of all events for the coming month.

Email us to subscribe to the Learning and Development Newsletter.

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Browse themes

Browse all training and development events by theme: career development, teaching, research, etc.


Academic staff:  opportunities include the accredited Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education course, training in Moodle, one-to-one IT support and workshops to enhance research activity and impact.

Research staff

Research staff: a range of workshops - including writing coaching, pitching to media and developing publishing strategies - designed to help you strengthen the impact of your research, both within and beyond the academic world

Student Services Centre staff

Support staff: IT support, social media workshops, financial and management training, a wide variety of well-being courses and much more.

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Undergraduates: events, workshops and one-to-one support for developing skills to complement your academic learning, in communication, writing and research. All events are tagged in the training system under the Personal Development Aide Memoire (PDAM) categories, enabling easy maintenance of a record of your activities.

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Master's students: strengthen the skills you’ll need to make the most of your time at LSE and beyond with a range of workshops and events to support your postgraduate study, including writing strategies, exam preparation and special dissertation/long essay advice

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Research/PhD students: specialist courses in research skills and methods, and a range of workshops designed to support your thesis writing and help you strengthen the impact of your research.


Sign up to stay up to date

Subscribe to our email reminding you of all relevant events for the coming month. Email us to subscribe to the Student Learning and Development Newsletter.

Who needs to log in to the training and development system and why?

All first-time users of the system need to log in, both for security reasons and so that a personalised ‘My training’ record can be created. This will show all courses and events on the system that you have attended during your time at LSE, making it a useful document for career development and job applications.

If you find you cannot log in for whatever reason, please email IT.Training@lse.ac.uk  

How do I book a place for an event?

The home page of the training and development system allows you to browse events by theme e.g. career development, research, etc. or by keyword.

Links from the ‘role’ tabs on this page will take you direct to a page showing events suitable for your role running over the next 14 days. (You can alter this to show shorter and longer time periods through the drop-down list at the top of the page.)

For either route, a click on the event you are interested in will take you a page with more information and the opportunity to book a place.

What happens once I have booked
a place?

You will receive an immediate automated response through the system confirming the booking and then, very soon after, an automated email from the training provider also confirming the booking.

At this point the event will be entered automatically on your Outlook calendar and you do not need to do anything else unless you want to cancel your booking (see below).

You will receive a reminder email closer to the time of the event, also from the training provider, but again you do not need to do anything unless you want to cancel the booking.

How do I cancel a booking?

You need to go to the training and development system, log in (top right) and then go to 'My training' – this will show you your training history and allow you to cancel any events not yet attended. It will also enable you to rebook events you have previously cancelled for the next time they are running.