Events at LSE
Widening participation at LSE
LSE has formally been delivering widening participation (WP) and access initiatives since 1998, with some specific activities pre-dating this. As defined by the Office for Fair Access (OFFA), the purpose of this work “…involves removing the barriers to higher education that students from lower income and under-represented backgrounds face. Our WP pre-entry outreach programmes are a key part of this. The WP team has worked with over 2500 school students from a total of 260 schools in the academic year 2014-2015. The Team looks forward to reaching more schools and students in 2015-2016. Find out more on the Widening Participation Initiative through the brochure.
The LSE Widening Participation team are now recruiting staff for two its largest and most successful Widening Participation programmes taking place in a variety of subject areas in July and August 2016. Please click here for more information. Deadline for applications: Tuesday 1 March 2016.
Calling all first or second year UK undergraduate from a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic background to take part in a one-hour focus group and receive a £15 book token
On Tuesday 15 March the LSE Widening Participation team invites first and second year students from a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic background to participate in a research project on information, advice and guidance for students as they prepare for higher education. More information can be found here.
What Works: gender equality by design
On Thursday 14 April 2016 from 6.30-8pm at the Old Theatre, Old Building, join the Department of Management for a public lecture by Professor Iris Bohnet, chaired by Professor Carola Frege, on gender equality by design. This event is free and open to all.
EMPOWERED: empowering LSE's BME students
This programme of workshops and events, organised by the LSE Student's Union, includes opportunities such as public speaking training, writing workshops, listening to motivational speakers, and empowering film and music nights. Some of the highlights to watch out for:
Friday 28January, 6-8pm, 32 LG.04 join EMPOWERED: Do Black Students at LSE Achieve Less Than Their White Counterparts?
Tuesday 2 February, 5-7pm, PAR.LG.03 join EMPOWERED: BME Public Speaking Training
Tuesday 9 February, 5-6pm, CLM 2.05 join EMPOWERED: BME Women Thinking of Standing for Elections Info Session
Wednesday 10 February, 2-3pm 32L.LG.03 join EMPOWERED: BME Students' Thinking of standing for Elections Info Session
Tuesday 23 February, 6-8pm, 32L.G.03 join EMPOWERED: Generation Black Revolution: Being BME and Politically Active
LSE celebrates LGBT History Month
“LGBT History Month is celebrated in the UK in February each year and LSE’s LGBT+ staff network Spectrum and LSESU LGBT+ Alliance for students are actively supporting this. This year’s theme – Religion, Belief and Philosophy – is not only very topical, it also reflects a long history of thought and action on rights and justice for the LGBT+ community. I hope the LSE community will engage with these groups and their events so that we work, as we must, to encourage deeper understanding and an ever more inclusive School environment.”
- Professor Robin Mansell, Deputy Director and Provost
LGBT History Month is a national celebration and you can find out more here about events taking places across the country. Follow LSE’s LGBT History Month activities at #LSELGBT and @LSESpectrum, and remember Spectrum is here year-round if you need us. If you’d like to join our mailing list or have a question then drop us a line at email@example.com.
On Monday 1 February from 10am-8pm, at the Atrium Gallery, Old Building, join the Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement for a public exhibition Christian Voices Coming Out. As the movement turns 40 in 2016, with funding from Heritage Lottery Fund, their archives have been preserved at the LSE, along with oral history interviews from members, friends and allies. Come and find out more about their remarkable stories.
On Tuesday 2 February from 6.30-8pm, at the Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House join the LSE Law, LSE Spectrum and LSESU LGBT Alliance, for a public debate on Not Yet over the Rainbow. The speakers from the city, the bar and the bench will discuss how to overcome contemporary barriers to the advancement of LGBT+ people in the legal profession. This event is free and open to all with no ticket or pre-registration required.
On Tuesday 2 February from 6.30-8pm, at the Atrium Gallery, Old Building, join GLF veteran Stuart Feather along with Daniel Monk and Hakan Seckinelgin for the launch of his new book 'Blowing the Lid: gay liberation, sexual revolution and radical queens'. Contact Hakan Seckinelgin for more details.
On Friday 5 February join the LSESU Labour Society for 'LGBT+ activism and British Politics', a panel event with politicians, activists and academics. Contact Adam Crowther for more details.
Other LGBT dates for the calender
1-29 February LGBT History Month
1-31 March Women’s History Month
31 March International Transgender Day of Visibility
17 May IDAHOBIT Day
28 June Stonewall Riots anniversary
"Rhodes Must Fall": South African universities as sites of struggle
On Wednesday, 9 March 2016 from 6.30-8pm at the Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, join LSE Africa Talks public lecture, chaired by Dr Wendy Willems, to hear Professor Sabelo Ndlovu-Gatsheni speak on "Rhodes Must Fall": South African universities as sites of struggle. This event is free and open to all.
Equality and diversity in higher education institutions
Available to professional services staff (and some for PGR students), this training will present the key equality and diversity-related information relevant to HEIs (higher education institutions).
Date and time:
Please click here for more information on the event, the programme overview and to register.
LSE LGBT Moot 2015–16
The Department of Law is establishing the UK’s first mooting competition dedicated to the consideration of areas of sexual orientation and gender identity law. The mooting competition and networking forum will bring together LGBT and ally students, practitioners and members of the judiciary. The competition is inspired by the Williams Institute Moot Court Competition held annually at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Law. The Williams Institute competition is in its 12th year, and has become a major fixture on the American moot court circuit. The hope is to emulate the success of the Williams Institute competition as a forum for law students to hone their advocacy skills, learn more about legal issues affecting LGBT people, and network with LGBT members of the legal profession.
The LSE LGBT moot competition is scheduled to take place on Friday 4 – Saturday 5 March 2016, in the New Academic Building at LSE on Lincoln’s Inn Fields in central London.
For more information, please visit lselgbtmoot.com