Language Centre
Language Degree Options|

Students: Why should you take a language degree option and what is available?

Russian, German, Spanish, Mandarin and French are offered at many different levels by the Language Centre and are available on most undergraduate programmes.

Visit the Language Centre| for further information.

What's new

Trails of the Great War 1914-1918, 3 October

LSE is hosting a one-day conference on Friday 3 October in the Shaw Library looking at the long-term global consequences of the Great War.


Speakers include eminent historians, politicians and academics, including LSE Director Professor Craig Calhoun, who gives an overview of the theme in this video|. Organiser John F. Jungclaussen, London correspondent for Die Zeit, provides some background in this opinion piece|.


For more details and to register please visit the event page|

LSE Widening Participation

Help LSE Widening Participation change the lives of school children in London state schools - become a tutor, mentor or student ambassador.


Raise the aspirations, motivation and attainment of young people from backgrounds that would not traditionally go on to Higher Education whilst improving your own transferable skills. Find out more here|.

LSE Orientation 2014

Have you had a chance to read through the Guide to Orientation 2014|?  The Guide to Orientation 2014 is more than just an events calendar! 


The second half of the guide has useful tips on how to apply for a discounted student travel card|, how to register with a GP|, how to choose your courses| and more! 


Keep an eye on the "Students" channel| for news and updates.

LSE Consultancy Fair, 8-9 October

If you are interested in working in consultancy, come along to the LSE Careers Consultancy Fair. Across two evenings, you can meet a diverse range of consultancies and find out about their recruitment processes. 


The LSE Careers Consultancy Fair is 5.30-9pm on Wednesday 8 and Thursday 9 October 2014. Please visit the CareerHub| for further information. 

Strategic Review

LSE's Strategic Review concluded in Summer Term 2014. The final report| by the Director was endorsed by the School’s Council in June.


Implementation of the vision it expressed for the School will be led in the coming months by the Director and his Management Team.

Articles of Association

The School's Articles of Association are being updated and all members of the LSE community are invited to comment.


To view the draft Articles and submit comments, see Consultation on the constitution|.

Public events

The Paradox of China's Peaceful Rise|

Speakers: Professor Barry Buzan, Professor Arne Westad

Date: Tuesday 7 October 2014, 6.30-8pm


Improving Basic Services for the Bottom Forty Percent: lessons from Ethiopia |

Speaker: Dr Qaiser Khan, Marta Foresti, Peter Hawkins, Dr Andy Norton

Date: Wednesday 8 October 2014, 6.30-8pm



Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy in the Twenty First Century |

Speaker: Professor Ross Garnaut


Date: Thursday 9 October 2014, 6.30-8pm


See Diary and events| for more.

External news from LSE website

Liberian Minister at LSE appeals for help on Ebola|

Axel Addy, Liberia’s Minister of Commerce and Industry, appealed for more international help on Ebola, warning that the epidemic could explode beyond control.


LSE launches new PPE degree|

LSE has now opened applications for a new, four-year undergraduate PPE degree which starts in October 2015, combining the disciplines of philosophy, politics and economics for the first time.


Lord Stern wins prize for greatest contribution to British energy economics in last decade|

Lord Stern, Chair of the ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy and the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at LSE, has received a prize from the British Institute of Energy Economics.


See News and media| for more.



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