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What's new

Saw Swee Hock Student Centre official opening

Come along to the Saw Swee Hock Student Centre on Friday 24 October. A fantastic day of events to celebrate the official opening of the building will be kicking off at noon and all members of the LSE community are welcome. Professor Craig Calhoun will be hosting the opening ceremony at 5pm.


Find out more about the day's activities here| or contact|. #LSESSH

AXA Research Fund: Junior Research Fellowships – call now open

To support research on life, socio-economic and environmental risks. Each fellowship comes to a maximum total of €120,000 for 2 years. The deadline for applications is 5pm Friday 31 October 2014.


For further information, please click here| [PDF].

Knowledge Exchange and Impact Masterclasses

Knowledge Exchange and Impact Masterclasses, hosted by the Institute of Public Affairs, will be held termly throughout the academic year. 


The theme of the Michaelmas term session will be the roles that LSE faculty can play in the work of government commissions. Our distinguished panel includes Professors John Hills, Eileen Munro and Tony Travers. The session will be chaired by Professor Julia Black, Pro-Director for Research. 


The Masterclass will take place 12.30-2pm Tuesday 4 November  in Tower 2 room 9.04. Demand is expected to be high and places are limited. Please RSVP to |if you would like to attend.

Library study spaces

The Library has opened 36 additional study spaces| in the Course Collection on the ground floor of the Library.


The changes came following feedback from LSE students to increase the amount of quiet study space available.

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

A Changing World and China | 

Speaker: Ambassador Wu Jian Min

Date: Wednesday 22 October 2014, 6.30-8pm


Lunchtime Concert|

Artist: Eleftheria Kotzia (guitar)

Date: Thursday 23 October 2014, 1.05-2pm


The Social Life of Money | 

Speaker: Professor Nigel Dodd

Date: Thursday 23 October 2014, 6.30-8pm


See Diary and events| for more.





External news from LSE website

LSE report reveals £8 billion cost of mental health problems in pregnancy|
Perinatal mental health problems cost the UK £8.1 billion each year, according to report released by LSE and the Centre for Mental Health.


TRIUM Executive MBA Programme ranked number one in world by Financial Times survey|
TRIUM Global Executive MBA Programme, in which LSE is a partner, has been ranked number one in the world in annual ranking of Executive MBA programmes.


This week's Gearty Grilling: Paul Cheshire on the housing crisis|
Paul Cheshire, Professor Emeritus of Economic Geography, argues that green belt land should be used to solve the housing crisis.


See News and media| for more.



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