Visualising Data
Visualising Data project|

LSE's Institute of Public Affairs (IPA) is looking for innovative LSE research to use to create engaging interactive web features and infographics.

This project is open to all LSE academics, so visit the IPA| website now for more information.

The submission deadline is Friday 29 August

What's new

New on the Equality and Diversity blog - The Ethnic Penalty

Why are black and minority ethnic people still earning less than their white counterparts?


Research by Jonathan Ashong Lamptey, a PhD student at LSE, discusses the concept of ‘ethnic penalty’ as a more sophisticated form of discrimination. While there is no silver bullet solution to the problem, Jonathan says transparency and accountability are steps in the right direction.


To read the full blog post, please see the Equality and Diversity blog|

Honorary Fellowship nominations

Nominations for an Honorary Fellowship of the School are invited. The LSE Court may elect as an Honorary Fellow any individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the School, over the course of a number of years, beyond that which might reasonably be expected.


The deadline for nominations is Friday 5 September 2014. Fill in the nomination form| or contact Joan Poole| with any queries. 

LSE Careers summer opening 

LSE Careers is open all summer, running lots of events, one to one careers appointments and CV checking appointments.


We are open every day between 10am and 5pm – if you’re no longer on campus then contact us| and we’ll be happy to arrange an appointment for you via Skype or telephone.


Remember LSE Careers is available to you throughout your degree and for two years after graduation.

Literary Festival - call for proposals

We are delighted to announce LSE’s seventh Literary Festival.  Within the theme of ‘Foundations’ we intend to explore the following areas: Unity in Diversity, Place and Identity, LSE's Foundations, High Culture and Heritage.


As in previous years we are very keen to involve departments, research centres and student societies and encourage you to be as imaginative as possible.


If you would like to propose an event please email Louise Gaskell| by Monday 15 September. Last year’s programme can be browsed online|.

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

Democracy and South Africa: The first Twenty Years|

Date: Monday 01 – Friday 26 September 2014


Jo Figden interviews Michael Pollan|  

Speaker: Michael Pollan

Date: Wednesday 03 September 2014, 6.30-8pm


The Shifts and The Shocks: what we’ve learned – and still have to learn – from the financial crisis|

Speaker: Martin Wolf

Date: Tuesday 16 September 2014, 6.30-8pm


See Diary and events| for more.

External news from LSE website

LSE celebrates fifth annual graduation ceremony in Beijing|
LSE celebrated the success of around 270 graduates with their families and friends in Beijing.


Mother's personality during pregnancy predicts how well children do in GCSEs|

Babies with mothers who believe their fate is in their own hands and not down to luck tend to perform better in GCSEs.


Congratulations to all offer-holders on their A level results|

LSE has filled its undergraduate places for 2014 and is not going into Clearing or Adjustment.


See News and media| for more.



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