“The Journey is the Reward” by Inez Freiin-Von-Weitershausen

New Perspectives Gallery

The August edition of LSE Arts’ photo gallery Perspectives is now online. This month features photos from staff and students across the different LSE departments.

If you’ve taken any impressive snaps of campus, send them in by Wednesday 12 August for the September Special Edition, celebrating LSE’s 120th anniversary. Find out more online.

This photo “The Journey is the Reward” is credited to Inez Freiin-Von-Weitershausen, a PhD candidate in International Relations.

What's new

LSE Vacations - discount code for students, staff and alumni

Looking for a place to stay in London this summer?


LSE Vacations are open until Saturday 19 September and offer a variety of different rooms for budget prices in central London.


As a student, member of staff or alumni you are also entitled to a 10% discount!


To obtain the promotional code call LSE Vacations on 0207 955 7676 or email vacations@lse.ac.uk.


InfoSec Decision Making Tool – now available

IMT has developed a new tool to help you make better data storage choices.


For further details and to download a copy please see the InfoSec webpages.

LSE Catering Summer offers


From juice bars to ice cream stalls, Catering has got summer covered. Keep an eye on LSE Catering for details.


LSE Garrick breakfast 

From 8-10.30am in the downstairs restaurant LSE Garrick will be serving made to order hot breakfasts with a free tea or coffee with every breakfast purchased. 

Staff - National Pay Negotiations 2015-16

All staff should note that the national pay award for 2015-16 is currently in dispute and the School is therefore unable to implement any uplift to the salary scales on 1 August 2015 at this point in time. Following resolution of this national dispute, any agreed pay award will be back dated to August 2015 for all staff. 


In May 2015, the employers’ representative body made a full and final offer of 1% added to all points on the salary scale, with additional increases to the bottom eight increment points on the national salary scale (which does not impact on LSE as our salary scale starts at a point higher than these points).  This offer was accepted by two of the five recognised trade unions (Unison and GMB), with the others – including UCU and Unite – rejecting the 1% offer.  It is unlikely that there will be any progress in this matter until October 2015, following relevant regional and national meetings amongst the trade unions.

We will keep you informed as we receive information either regarding progress with the pay offer, or industrial action that may arise as a result of this dispute.

Did you know? The East Building was built on the site of...

The East Building, 1938...another educational institution, the St Clement Danes Grammar School.  


Watch LSE Archivist Sue Donnelly share the secrets of Houghton Street, touring the East Building just before its closure and demolition in The Changing Face of Houghton Street.






2015 is LSE’s 120th anniversary. Join in the celebrations at lse.ac.uk/lse120 #LSE120 

Public events

How Business Can be a Force for Good

Speakers: Nick Giles, Michael Hayman 
Date: Wednesday 12 August 2015, 6.30-8pm

The Way Forward for Europe: a union of solidarity and differentiation?
Speaker: Emmanuel Macron
Date: Thursday 24 September, 3.30-4.45pm 


The Future of Britain and Europe 

Speaker: Professor Simon Hix

Date: Wednesday 30 September 2015, 6.30-8pm


See Diary and events for more.  


Drug possession should be removed from police performance indicators, says new LSE study

Drug possession should be removed from police performance indicators to encourage officers to spend more time solving serious crime rather than targeting low level possession of cannabis, according to a new LSE study.


Link between intelligence and longevity is mostly genetic

The tendency of more intelligent people to live longer has been shown, for the first time, to be mainly down to their genes by new research published in theInternational Journal of Epidemiology.


Less able, better off kids more likely to become high earners than bright poor kids              

New research, conducted by LSE's Abigail McKnight for the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission, has exposed the reality of a glass floor in British society that protects less-able better-off children from falling down the social ladder as they become adults.     


See News and media for more.



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