WW1 - Soldiers In France
Trails of the Great War 1914-2014|

LSE is hosting a one-day conference on Friday 3 October in the Shaw Library looking at the long-term global consequences of the Great War.

Speakers include eminent historians, politicians and academics, including LSE Director Professor Craig Calhoun, who gives an overview of the theme in this video|. Organiser John F. Jungclaussen, London correspondent for Die Zeit, provides some background in this opinion piece|.

For more details and to register please visit the event page|

What's new

Welcome to LSE - Orientation 2014

Have you had a chance to read through the Guide to Orientation 2014|?  The Guide to Orientation 2014 is more than just an events calendar! 


The second half of the guide has useful tips on how to apply for a discounted student travel card|, how to register with a GP|, how to choose your courses| and more! 


Keep an eye on the "Students" channel| for news and updates.

Media Studio launch TODAY

All LSE staff are invited to an event to celebrate the official opening of the new media studio at LSE. The event will include BAFTA award winning film maker Roger Graef in conversation with Conor Gearty. 


This will take place TODAY Tuesday 30 September from 6–7.30pm followed by a drinks reception and will be held in the Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building. 

LSE Volunteering Fair, 7 October

Are you interested in gaining work experience, making friends and giving back to the community?


The LSE Volunteering Fair|, 5.30-8.30pm on Tuesday 7 October, is a great opportunity to meet a wide range of charities offering UK based and/or international volunteering opportunities.


Come along to find out how you can develop skills for your future career whilst also helping out a good cause. 

LSE Consultancy Fair, 8-9 October

If you are interested in working in consultancy, come along to the LSE Careers Consultancy Fair. Across two evenings, you can meet a diverse range of consultancies and find out about their recruitment processes. 


The LSE Careers Consultancy Fair is 5.30-9pm on Wednesday 8 and Thursday 9 October 2014. Please visit the CareerHub| for further information. 

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

Gender, Inequality and Power |
Speaker: Professor Diane Perrons

Date: Wednesday 1 October 2014, 6.30-8pm


The Paradox of China's Peaceful Rise|

Speakers: Professor Barry Buzan, Professor Arne Westad

Date: Tuesday 7 October 2014, 6.30-8pm


Improving Basic Services for the Bottom Forty Percent: lessons from Ethiopia |

Speaker: Dr Qaiser Khan, Marta Foresti, Peter Hawkins, Dr Andy Norton

Date: Wednesday 8 October 2014, 6.30-8pm


See Diary and events| for more.

External news from LSE website

Liberian Minister at LSE appeals for help on Ebola|

Axel Addy, Liberia’s Minister of Commerce and Industry, appealed for more international help on Ebola, warning that the epidemic could explode beyond control.


LSE launches new PPE degree|

LSE has now opened applications for a new, four-year undergraduate PPE degree which starts in October 2015, combining the disciplines of philosophy, politics and economics for the first time.


Lord Stern wins prize for greatest contribution to British energy economics in last decade|

Lord Stern, Chair of the ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy and the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at LSE, has received a prize from the British Institute of Energy Economics.


See News and media| for more.



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