Undergraduate Research Conference

LSE GROUPS 2015 - last few days to apply|

Undergraduates, don't miss this great opportunity to take part in an original research project, organised by LSE Teaching and Learning Centre! At LSE GROUPS, you'll get the chance to work in small groups of mixed years and mixed disciplines on a research project of your choice, write it up for a research paper and present it at a research conference.

LSE GROUPS 2015 runs from 22 June to 3 July. For more details, the application form, and examples of previous years’ projects, please visit the website.| The closing date for applications is Friday 6 March 2015.

What's new

STICERD Japanese Studies workshop

STICERD are hosting a Japanese Studies workshop: Empire and Imperialism in British and Japanese History on Wednesday 11 March.


This event is free and open to all and registration is required. See the event listing| for details. 

Reimagine the Library Lower Ground Floor Space

Next Generation Learning Commons Competition, 26 February - 20 March 2015 - Reimagine the Library Lower Ground Floor Space


Students, this is the chance to make yourself heard. The lower ground floor of the library is due a refit and we’d like you to help us rethink the space to accommodate your needs.


Enter our design competition and you could win an iPad Air or Amazon vouchers! You don’t need to have super visual design skills, just great ideas! Interested?


Visit http://tinyurl.com/lselearncomp| to get all the details and enter the competition.


Follow us on Twitter : #NextGenLearnSpaces


Good luck!

Fairtrade Fortnight 2015 now on

As part of Fairtrade Fortnight, LSE Catering will be actively promoting LSE’s Fairtrade status in all its restaurants and cafes from Monday 23 February - Sunday 8 March 2015.


As well as highlighting existing Fairtrade products, we will be introducing new products, and arranging free tastings of Fairtrade products.


Fairtrade is a simple way each one of us can make a difference through our everyday choices. It’s about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world. Fairtrade aims to enable the poorest farmers and workers to improve their position and have more control over their lives.More information on Fairtrade can be found at www.fairtrade.org.uk|


Confused about your career? Come to Undergraduate Careers Week

Are you confused about careers or wondering how to find fulfilling work?


Come to the LSE Undergraduate Careers Week| Monday 16 - Friday 20 March for a range of networking events, seminars and other activities designed to help you consider your career options and get your career journey off to a great start.


All events are absolutely free to attend. For full details and booking, visit LSE CareerHub| and log in using your LSE login details.

Provost briefing

Provost Stuart Corbridge’s Lent Term briefing with professional services staff will take place in the Shaw Library, Old Building on Wednesday 4 March at 10.30am and Thursday 5 March at 2.30pm. Look out for the History of LSE exhibition at the briefing.



10.30 – 10.35am (Wed)

2.30-2.35pm (Thu)

Stuart Corbridge

Deputy Director and Provost

Welcome and introduction

10.35 – 11.20am (Wed)

2.35 – 3.20pm (Thu)

Kenneth Kinsella

Director of Capital Development

Centre Buildings Redevelopment: the impact of the project on staff and students and how this will be managed

11.20 – 11.50am (Wed)

3.20 – 3.50pm (Thu)

Simeon Underwood

Academic Registrar and Director of Academic Services

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: next steps


The Summer Term 2015 briefings will take place on Wednesday 1 July at 2.30pm and Thursday 2July at 10.30am.

Public events

Power and Order, Peace and War: lessons for Asia from 1914-18|

Speaker: Professor Hugh White

Date: Tuesday 3 March 2015, 6.30pm


Why We Should Talk to Terrorists |

Speaker: Jonathan Powell

Date: Thursday 5 March 2015, 6.30-8pm


What is the Responsibility to Protect?  | 

Speaker: Professor Michael Walzer

Date: Monday 9 March 2015, 6-7.30pm

See Diary and events| for more.  

External news from LSE website

This week’s Gearty Grilling: Jeremy Horder on criminal law reform|

Jeremy Horder, Professor of Criminal Law, discusses how too few MPs have been punished for corruption and how too many criminals get to keep their assets. 


An EU Capital Markets Union offers a 'real opportunity across Europe'|

The UK City Minister argues in favour of an EU capital markets union at a conference organised by LSE’s Systemic Risk Centre and Goldman Sachs.


High rise estates can work if they are made energy efficient, says new LSE report|

Residents of a West London tower block estate enjoyed a better quality of life following energy efficient refurbishments, according to a new report by Professor Anne Power.


See News and media| for more.