TLC Teaching Symposium
LSE Teaching Symposium 2015: Tuesday 5 May 2015|

Bookings are now open for this year’s LSE Teaching Symposium: putting student experience at the heart of an LSE education.

LSE Teaching Symposium café (9.30-11am) – informal conversation over breakfast.

An LSE education: what does it mean? (11am-1pm) – a panel discussion followed by a workshop.

The day includes lunch (1-2pm). Find more information and online booking at LSE Teaching Symposium 2015|.

What's new

LSE Chill - Friday 29 May

Are you a budding musician? Are you in a group looking for somewhere to perform? Do you want the opportunity to perform at LSE?


LSE Chill is a free performance night hosted by LSE Arts at Cafe 54, New Academic Building, on the last Friday of every month (in term time). the last session of this academic year is 6-8pm Friday 29 May 2015.


Not a performer? Come along and enjoy the free night of live music with limited free drinks and snacks.


Visit LSE Chill| for details and the full line up.

Centre Buildings Update - works in Clare Market starting early May

Now that the new building has obtained planning consent things are really starting to happen on the Centre Buildings project.  You will soon notice changes around the campus during including the closure of Houghton Street from 16 June 2015 as the demolition contractor starts preparing the site by erecting hoardings. 


Starting on Tuesday 5 May 2015, our contractors will be working in Clare Market and Portugal Street outside St Clements and the Old Building. They will be digging a trench to be divert utilities and then widening the road, so these works are completed before demolition starts in July 2015. 


For further information please see the Centre Buildings webpage|.




SITs Upgrade: Friday 1 May - Sunday 3 May

The annual Student Information System (SITS) upgrade will take place this year from 4pm on Friday 1 May until midnight on Sunday 3 May 2015.


For the duration of this upgrade SITS, LSE For You and other systems linked to SITS will be unavailable.


Find out more on the LSE IT News| blog.

Free Microsoft Office downloads

All staff and students are now eligible for free copies of Microsoft Office software on as many as 5 PCs, 5 Macs and 5 Tablets.


To download, please visit:| or see here| for more information.

Did you know? The Shaw Library is named after its founder Charlotte Shaw

Charlotte Shaw

...and not her famous husband, playwright and LSE founder George Bernard. 


Find out more about this unsung heroine of LSE on the LSE History blog| or peruse more from the LSE history trivia Did you know?| series.



2015 is LSE’s 120th anniversary. Join in the celebrations at| #LSE120| 

Public events

Making a Difference in Education: what the evidence says|

Speakers: Professor Robert Cassen, Professor Sandra McNally, Professor Anna Vignoles

Discussant: Professor Steve Strand

Date: Wednesday 6 May 2015, 6.30-8pm


Challenging the smooth flow to calamity: how ethnic diversity deflates price bubbles|

Speaker: Professor David Stark

Date: Thursday 7 May 2015, 6-7.30pm


Three Major Geopolitical Shifts in Modern International History since 1500: bringing Braudel into the 20th century|

Speaker: Professor Paul Kennedy

Date: Monday 11 May 2015, 6.30-8pm


See Diary and events| for more.  

External news from LSE website

Gearty Grilling: Chris Pissarides on how to run the economy|

Chris Pissarides, Regius Professor of Economics and Nobel Prize winner, discusses the importance of effective policies to tackle low wages and unemployment.


LSE ranked best UK university for Economics and Media studies|

LSE has been ranked the best place in the UK to study Economics and Media & Communications in the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject.


No such thing as an empty nest when it comes to graduates|

An LSE study looking at the relationship between parents and their adult children returning to live at home after university has revealed mixed experiences.


See News and media| for more.



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