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Learn For You

The LSE is passionate about people development and would like to contribute to a lifelong learning culture amongst its staff.

Learn for You is a personal and career development scheme through which certain categories of staff are entitled to a learning allowance of up to a maximum of £200 every year to spend on the learning of their choice.  The scheme also supports the spiritual, physical and emotional wellbeing of staff which can have  an impact on quality of life and personal achievements.

This  is for staff in both full and part-time  roles in salary bands 1-5. (This includes those who are at the top of Band 5 Contribution range, step 25.5).

We particularly aim to attract applications from individuals who may not have regular access to learning opportunities and would like to re-engage in their personal or career development.

The type of activities the scheme support are:

Personal Development

This can be any non-work related, structured course or programme, and must have nothing to do with your current role at the London School of Economics.

Career Development

This can be any non-work related structured course or programme, and will help you achieve your career goals. Any learning must not be essential to your current job role and will help towards your longer term career plans. For example, learning associated with a career-change you envisage in the future.

Please note: to meet any development needs which are essential to your current job role, please apply for funding via the External Funding Policy.


This can be any structured programme of activity that develops spiritual, physical and/or emotional wellbeing having an impact on quality of life and personal achievement. This includes gym memberships and driving lessons providing you give a clear structured learning outcome. We strongly suggest you use the LSESU Gym if you can.

On completion of your learning activity, you will be asked to complete a Learn for You Progress Report to get your views on how the funding has helped you achieve your learning goals.