Research Festival 2015

LSE Research Festival 2015: call for submissions which represent research visually|

All researchers across the school – staff and student –are invited to submit visual representations of research in three categories: photography, short film and poster design. The call for submissions closes on 28 February, so be sure to start planning your exhibits over the holidays!

You can get more information by watching the video of the launch event|, or by viewing past winners of the exhibition online|. You can also subscribe to the Research Festival blog| and follow the event on twitter @LSEResearchFest|

What's new

Learning Technology and Innovation seminar series 2015

Speakers from industry and academia will discuss how technology is shaping the world of education and explore critical questions that will shape the future of the LSE and the wider sector. 


Presenters for 2015 include Professor Matthew Connelly, Professor Sonia Livingstone Professor Leslie Haddon and Audrey Watters. 


Visit the LTI blog| for further details.

Password change is here

In order to keep passwords strong and data secure, LSE has a policy that all passwords must be changed annually. In line with this policy, all staff and students who have not changed their passwords within the last year will be prompted to do so via email. If your password has expired, you will be unable to access LSE resources until it is changed.


For more about the password policy and the annual change, see Password Change|. For tips on creating a strong password, see Your LSE Password|.


Any emails IMT send you reminding you to change your password will be automatically generated, and contain text only. They will not contain any clickable links, will not ask you for your password and will only provide instructions on how you can change your password yourself. Phishing emails may attempt to trick you into clicking links, providing personal information or contain harmful attachments.


If you suspect an email to be malicious, please contact the IT Service Desk immediately. See our Phishing advice pages| for more information.

Switch off over the Christmas break

As we approach the Christmas holiday, please help us to save energy by switching off personal and communal office appliances whilst the School is closed.


Download a 'Holiday Shutdown Check List' from the Sustainability website|.

Search for Lay Governors

The Nominations Committee invites expressions of interest from high calibre individuals capable of playing an active role in the life of the School as lay members of the Court of Governors.


Governors do not have to be alumni, but great enthusiasm for the School and a passion for the social sciences are essential.

Applications should be received by Monday 12 January 2015.


More information can be found here|. For any enquiries please contact Joan Poole in the Governance Team at| or ext 7825. 

School closure: 24 December 2014 - 4 January 2015

The School will be closed from Wednesday 24 December to Sunday 4 January inclusive. For full details of access arrangements on the main School campus for the Christmas School closure period, click here|.


The Library’s opening hours 13-23 December 2014 and 5-12 January 2015 will be: Monday to Friday 9am-10pm, Saturday and Sunday 11am-10pm. The Library is closed between 24 December 2014 and 4 January 2015 inclusive.


Halls of Residence are open throughout the Christmas closure period, with staff cover as normal. Three halls - Carr Saunders, Passfield and Rosebery - operate as bed and breakfast hotels. Staff and students get a 10 per cent discount - book online at|.

LSE blog showcase

New on the Research Festival blog: Penny Hilton on representing research on film|


New on the Teaching blog: What will LSE academics be reading this Christmas?|


New on the Sustainability at LSE blog: LSE's sustainability journey|  

Public events

Battlefield Ethics and Secularisation|

Speaker: Dr Giles Fraser

Date: Monday 12 January 2015, 6.30-8pm


Picturing Race and Inequality: the potential for social change|

Speakers: Professor Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, Mark Neville, Professor Tim Newburn, Professor Gwendolyn Sasse, Polly Toynbee

Date: Tuesday 13 January 2015, 6.30-8pm


Is the Brain a Predictive Machine?|

Speakers: Professor Paul Fletcher, Professor Karl Friston, Demis Hassabis, Professor Richard Holton

Date: Thursday 15 January 2015, 6.30-8pm


See Diary and events| for more.      

External news from LSE website

More generous state unemployment benefits may protect the health of unemployed men|

Men who lose their job in US states that provide generous unemployment benefits are at lower risk of poor health, according to research led by Jonathan Cylus of LSE.


Research Excellence Framework 2014|

The 2014 Research Excellence Framework shows LSE as the top university in the UK for world-leading research.


Migration and London focus of new book by LSE London|

The current debate on migration needs to be better informed and based on an understanding of the impact and contributions of different migrant groups, according to a new book by  LSE London.


See News and media| for more.



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