120 Not Out by Jin Li Lim

LSE Perspectives - 120 Not Out

To celebrate LSE’s 120th Anniversary, LSE Arts' special edition of Perspectives shows the changing face of the campus with photos from staff, students and alumni. You can see the full selection at LSE Perspectives.

This photo was taken by Jin Li Lim, a postgraduate in International History. This serendipitous photograph of LSE students attempting ‘street cricket’ seemed an opportune gesture towards the numerical date as well as the irrepressible spirit of LSE students - past, present and future.

What's new

Plaza Cafe relaunch 

Nestled on the John Watkins Plaza outside the Library, the Plaza Cafe has reopened with a new menu. Try barista coffee, organic tea, breakfast pastries or homemade granola to kickstart your day! Lunch options will include paninis from the new grill and a range of soup and ramen noodles.


Manager Stephen Swarbrick spearheaded the changes, saying, “we want the Plaza Cafe to be a central destination offering a great range of fresh and delicious products with an atmosphere to match.” 


Visit the new Plaza Cafe from Tuesday 1 September.

New room booking system goes live

Resource Booker, the new room booking system is live and replaces the room booking application that you currently use via LSE for You (LfY).


The link to Resource Booker (New) can be found on the list of applications available on the Apps menu on the front page of the LSE website or you can also go to www.mybookings.lse.ac.uk .


You can now log in and if you have already made bookings directly with the Room Bookings Team for the period post 1 September you will be able to see these in the new system in the My Bookings section. If you would like to request further room bookings please continue to contact the Room Bookings Team.


From next week you will be able to request, amend and cancel rooms yourself via the system. Initially, while the LSE teaching timetable is still being worked on, only a very small selection of rooms will be available to request, but as the Timetabling procedure gets completed towards the end of September, the range of rooms available to request will be expanded. This is in keeping with previous years.


Although the system is user friendly, if you do need help with accessing or using the new room booking system, please go to the project page for a user guide and the details of drop in support sessions taking place throughout September and October. Alternatively, please contact the Room Bookings Team on Lse.Roombookings@lse.ac.uk and they will be able to advise you. 


Proposed changes to SAUL pension 

The consultation on the proposed changes to SAUL will run until 13 September 2015. This is your chance to say what you think about the proposals and to ask questions.


Presentations will be held on 11 September 2015 in TW1.G.01 at 2.30 pm for CARE members and 3.15pm for Final Salary members. 


Email hr.pensions@lse.ac.uk with any feedback or questions.  

Staff - National Pay Negotiations 2015-16 - update

Following the rejection of the 1% pay award by UCU and Unite, two dispute resolution meetings have now been arranged at national level and these are due to take place on 7 and 17 September 2015. 


It is anticipated that the national employers’ organisation (UCEA) will be able to advise employers in October 2015 as to the possibility of implementation of a pay award at that stage.


We will continue to keep you informed as we receive information regarding this matter.

Did you know? Equus is one of many art installations at LSE...

Equus by Carl Goodwin...Explore our artistic side in the new LSE Perspectives special edition online photo gallery. This picture of Equus is by Carl Goodwin, Student Services Advisor.



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2015 is LSE’s 120th anniversary. Join in the celebrations at lse.ac.uk/lse120 #LSE120 

Public events

What Economics and Public Policy Can Learn from Engineering Design 

Speaker: Guru Madhavan
Date: Wednesday 9 September, 6.30-8pm

The Way Forward for Europe: a union of solidarity and differentiation?
Speaker: Emmanuel Macron
Date: Thursday 24 September, 3.30-4.45pm 


The Future of Britain and Europe 

Speaker: Professor Simon Hix

Date: Wednesday 30 September 2015, 6.30-8pm


See Diary and events for more.  



Democratic Audit welcomes change to EU referendum question

Professor Patrick Dunleavy, the co-director of Democratic Audit UK, argues the new wording for the EU referendum question makes the options "crystal clear" to UK voters.



LSE's Chinese summer

August was a busy month for LSE in China, with the School hosting its annual LSE-PKU Summer School and graduation ceremony, as well as several careers fairs and pre-departure events to welcome new students to the School.


LSE announces first Harold Laski Chair

Prominent political scientist Professor Simon Hix has been named the inaugural Harold Laski Chair at LSE. The Chair commemorates LSE's former professor and one of Britain’s most prominent socialists, who taught at the School from 1926 until his death in 1950.


See News and media for more.



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