Plaza Cafe

Plaza Cafe - revived and reopening

Nestled on the John Watkins Plaza outside the Library, the Plaza Cafe is reopening on Tuesday 1 September 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.

What's new

LSE Library Campaigning exhibition - closing Monday 31 August

The current exhibition, 'Campaigning: Causes and Connections', celebrates the many connections between the collections of LSE Library and The Women’s Library @ LSE by exploring campaigns for the vote, for peace and for gay and women’s liberation.


Admission is free and the way in is just inside the LSE Library main entrance. The exhibition is open Monday to Friday: 9am-7pm, Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays: 11am-6pm. The exhibition closes on Monday 31 August.

InfoSec Decision Making Tool

IMT has developed a new tool to help you make better data storage choices.


For further details and to download a copy please see the InfoSec webpages.

LSE Vacations - discount code for students, staff and alumni

Looking for a place to stay in London this summer?


LSE Vacations is open until Saturday 19 September and offers a variety of different rooms for budget prices in central London.


As a student, member of staff or alumni you are also entitled to a 10% discount!


To obtain the promotional code call LSE Vacations on 020 7955 7676 or email

Staff - National Pay Negotiations 2015-16

All staff should note that the national pay award for 2015-16 is currently in dispute and the School is therefore unable to implement any uplift to the salary scales on 1 August 2015 at this point in time. Following resolution of this national dispute, any agreed pay award will be back dated to August 2015 for all staff. 


In May 2015, the employers’ representative body made a full and final offer of 1% added to all points on the salary scale, with additional increases to the bottom eight increment points on the national salary scale (which does not impact on LSE as our salary scale starts at a point higher than these points).  This offer was accepted by two of the five recognised trade unions (Unison and GMB), with the others – including UCU and Unite – rejecting the 1% offer.  It is unlikely that there will be any progress in this matter until October 2015, following relevant regional and national meetings amongst the trade unions.

We will keep you informed as we receive information either regarding progress with the pay offer, or industrial action that may arise as a result of this dispute.

Did you know? William Beveridge said, "The life of the School has always been a life of adventure"... 1930, when the School was just 35 years old. Read MSc student Kara Dunford's take on LSE at 120 now in "A Life of Adventure" - LSE at 120.


Follow the weekly LSE trivia series for more.






2015 is LSE’s 120th anniversary. Join in the celebrations at #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.  


Lesbians, gays and bisexuals less satisfied with life

A major study of sexual minorities in the UK and Australia shows that lesbian, gay and bisexual people are significantly less satisfied with their lives than heterosexuals.


Undergraduate confirmation 2015    

Following the release of A Level results today, the School is already full for undergraduate study commencing in September 2015 and will not be open for clearing or adjustment. 


Internet is both harming and helping older adults 
Almost five million Britons aged over 64 do not have any internet skills, with many older people believing digital technology is “too difficult to use” and a luxury rather than a tool for improving life quality.


See News and media for more.



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