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Chair, EDI Taskforce

Professor Carola Frege



Executive Officer, EDI Taskforce

Joy Whyte


020 7955 7096


Head of EDI Office

Carolyn Solomon-Pryce


020 7955 6621


Athena SWAN Project Manager

Isabella Chan


020 7955 7826


Athena SWAN and EDI Research Analyst

Dr Nicole Boyce


020 7955 7204 


Research and Communications Officer 

Dr Alex Free


020 7955 6762


Associate Research and Communications Officer

Dr Maria Norris


 020 7106 1229


EDI Administrator 

Paroj Banerjee


020 7106 1229

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI)

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Highlights and events

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

Up to £1/2 million of scholarships for refugees at LSE

LSE is significantly increasing its funding for scholarships for asylum seekers and refugees, in response to the on-going crisis across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

The School will increase the funds available to nearly £500,000 per year for students classified as asylum seekers, or those awaiting the outcome of an asylum application, and who have been offered a place to study at the School.

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. 

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 spectrum@lse.ac.uk

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 

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

"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. 

Writing for the LSE History blog:  “LSE Women: making history”

Share your stories of inspirational women over the years at LSE through contributions to the History blog and being part of the “LSE Women: making history” campaign. Running through out the Women’s History Month in 2016 the blogs can be contributed by anyone from the LSE community: members of academic or professional service staff, students and alumni. The deadline for submissions is 26 February 2016. Full details 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. 

The R Word - Racism and modern society

On Tuesday 26 April 2016 from 6.30-8pm at the Sheikh Zayed Theatre, N.A.B, LSE, join LSE Alumni for a lecture by Professor Kurt Barling on 'The R Word and modern society'. This will be followed by a lively expert panel debate on the importance of a new cultural literacy required to overcome the burdens the past has placed on a society living with diversity. The panel will include Professor Barling and Yasmin Ali-Bhai Brown amongst others. Please book your tickets to attend the event. 

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