How to write essays at LSE: special events for students

Next week, the Teaching and Learning Centre will be running two sessions, one each for undergraduates and MSc students, on essay writing at LSE. These sessions will provide you with an introduction to writing essays, constructing arguments and using supportive evidence, as well as outlining what LSE tutors expect from your written assignments. Book your place now:
How to write essays at LSE: an introduction for undergraduate students on Wednesday 14 October
How to write essays at LSE: an introduction for MSc students on Friday 16 October

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Welcome Week Survey 2015

What were your experiences of Welcome Week 2015?


Take the Welcome Week 2015 survey to help improve Welcome Week for future LSE students and for the chance to win a £100 Amazon voucher.


The survey will remain open until Friday 23 October.

LSE Perspectives

The latest LSE Perspectives gallery is available online. Each month LSE Arts selects photos submitted by students and staff, reflecting some of the fascinations, concerns, quirks and artistic sensibilities of our LSE community.


Want to send in your snaps? For more information, click here, or email

Still looking for accommodation for this academic year?

There are still vacancies in Halls.


For more information, visit Current vacancies in halls.

LSE launches United States Centre

The United States Centre at LSE is a new hub for research, analysis and commentary about the United States.


Led by Peter Trubowitz, Professor of International Relations at LSE and a leading expert on American grand strategy and US party politics and elections, the US Centre seeks to break down the boundaries between the international and domestic sides of American political life and view the United States against an international canvas.


Part of the Institute for Global Affairs, the US Centre will be formally launched in late October, and will draw on the expertise of the fifty-plus faculty across the School who write, teach and comment about the United States.


Find out more about the Centre and its plans for the future by following the US Centre on Twitter or visiting the Centre website.

Did you know? LSE's first prospectus listed nine subjects..

LSE's first prospectus

...Exactly what did early LSE teach its students? Released in July 1895, LSE's first prospectus explains the aims of the new school and lists nine subjects. 


Follow the weekly LSE trivia series.


Saturday 10 October 2015 is LSE’s 120th anniversary. Join in the celebrations at and follow #LSE120 on our social media channels.

Public events

Confronting Gender Inequality: findings from the LSE Commission on Gender, Inequality and Power 

Speakers: Shami Chakrabarti, Rebecca Omonira-Oyekanmi, Polly Toynbee

Date: Tuesday 13 October 2015, 6.30-8pm


The Silo Effect: why putting everything in its place isn't such a bright idea 

Speaker: Gillian Tett

Date: Wednesday 14 October 2015, 6.30-8pm


Before Theory Comes Theorizing or How to Make Social Science More Interesting 

Speaker: Professor Richard Swedberg

Date: Thursday 15 October 2015, 6.30-8pm


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