Language Centre
Language courses (extra curricular)  |

Would you like to start a new language or improve on your existing language skills this year? There is still time to register!

The Language Centre currently offers Arabic, Catalan, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish as part of their Certificate Couse programme.

See the Language Centre| for further details.

What's new

LSE Research Festival Exhibition 2015: call for submissions

Researchers across the School can now submit works for next year’s Research Festival Exhibition.

We are seeking posters, photographs and short films that convey research in compelling ways and open up dialogue with visitors to the exhibition.


For more information, entry forms and details about workshops that will facilitate production of exhibits, visit LSE Research Festival|.

Entrepreneurship Matters

Third year undergraduates and postgraduates can now sign up to LSE Entrepreneurship’s new course, Entrepreneurship Matters|. There are also a limited number of places for staff.


The sessions will take place on selected Tuesdays from 6.30pm and will include a talk from the guest speaker, followed by a Q&A and networking. More details of the schedule and the speakers can be found here|.


Email| now for a place.

Knowledge Exchange and Impact Masterclass

Knowledge Exchange and Impact Masterclasses will be hosted by the Institute of Public Affairs and held termly. The Michaelmas class will take place 12.30-2pm on Tuesday 4 November in TW2.9.04. The theme will be roles for LSE faculty in government commissions.


The distinguished panel includes Professors John Hills, Eileen Munro and Tony Travers. The chair will be Professor Julia Black, Pro-Director for Research. 


Demand for a place is expected to be high so email| if you would like to attend.

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].

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

Food Policy: ethics for your kitchen and beyond  | 

Speakers: Professor Luc Bovens, Elena Rivilla Lutterkort, Duncan Williamson

Date: Tuesday 4 November 2014, 6.45-8.15pm


Shared Responsibility: the importance of international partnerships to homeland security | 

Speaker: Alejandro Mayorkas

Date: Wednesday 5 November 2014, 5.15-6.


Planetary Economics: macroeconomic and international implications | 

Speaker: Professor Michael Grubb

Date: Thursday 06 November 2014, 6.30-8pm


See Diary and events| for more. 






External news from LSE website

This week's Gearty Grilling: Martin Knapp on mental health spending|

Martin Knapp, Professor of Social Policy and Director of the Personal Social Services Research Unit, discusses why spending on mental health should be a priority.


Does having children make us any happier?|

The birth of a first and a second child briefly increases the level of their parents’ happiness, but a third does not, according to new research from LSE and Western University, Canada.


Parents less likely to monitor their children's internet use if accessed via smartphones|
Parents are less likely to supervise their child’s internet use if they are accessing the internet using a smartphone or tablet, finds the latest report from EU Kids Online at LSE. 

See News and media| for more.



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