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This week's Gearty Grilling: Martin Knapp on mental health spending|

Martin Knapp, Professor of Social Policy and Director of the Personal Social Services Research Unit, discusses why spending on mental health should be a priority.


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Does having children make us any happier?|

The birth of a first and a second child briefly increases the level of their parents’ happiness, but a third does not, according to new research from LSE and Western University, Canada.

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Parents less likely to monitor their children's internet use if accessed via smartphones|

Parents are less likely to closely supervise their child’s internet use if they are accessing the internet using a smartphone or tablet, finds the latest report from EU Kids Online at LSE.


This week's Gearty Grilling: Lilie Chouliaraki on humanitarian communication|

Lilie Chouliaraki, Professor of Media and Communications, discusses the ethics of the use of celebrities by humanitarian organisations.


LSE report reveals £8 billion cost of mental health problems in pregnancy|

Perinatal mental health problems cost the UK £8.1 billion each year, according to report released by LSE and the Centre for Mental Health.


TRIUM Executive MBA Programme ranked number one in the world in Financial Times survey|

TRIUM Global Executive MBA Programme, in which LSE is a partner, has been ranked number one in the world in annual ranking of Executive MBA programmes.


This week's Gearty Grilling: Paul Cheshire on the housing crisis|

Paul Cheshire, Professor Emeritus of Geography, argues that green belt land should be used to solve the housing crisis.

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First female President of Malawi to launch LSE programme examining women's experiences of public life|

Dr Joyce Banda is visiting LSE as a Visiting Professor as part of the Above the Parapet programme, which examines the experiences of high profile women who have shaped public life.


LSE Library launches Fabian Society Archive|

The Library has made hundreds of pamphlets and minute books from the Fabian Society available on its Digital Library.


LSE statement on Freshers' Fair incident|

The latest news from the School and the SU as action is taken following the distribution of offensive leaflets during Orientation Week including misogynistic and homophobic slurs.

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LSE launches specialist entrepreneurship unit|

A specialist unit dedicated to promoting and understanding entrepreneurship’s potential as a powerful force for driving change around the globe has been launched by LSE.


This week's Gearty Grilling: Eileen Barker on cults|

Eileen Barker, Emeritus Professor of Sociology, gets a grilling from Conor Gearty on accusations that she is a "cult apologist".


School can worsen disabled children's behavioural problems, researchers say|

Much more could be done to help children with physical and learning disabilities cope with the challenges they face on entering school, new research suggests.


LSE continues to ride high in rankings| 

LSE has maintained its position as one of the top universities in the world according to the latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings.


This week's Gearty Grilling: Nicholas Barr on student loans|

Nicholas Barr, Professor of Public Economics and architect of the student loan, explains why students should regard it as a graduate tax, rather than a debt.


Where the Scots have led, the English, Welsh and Northern Irish can follow...|

IPA Director, Professor Conor Gearty, looks at the potential fallout of the Scottish independence referendum, and says it is time for constitutional change across the UK. 


LSE Library launches "the Woman's Hour of Westminster" digital archive|

LSE Library has launched ‘Boni Sones and Associates Archive of Women’s Parliamentary Radio and Parliamentary Radio broadcasts’.


Liberian Minister at LSE appeals for help on Ebola|

Axel Addy, Liberia's Minister of Commerce and Industry, appealed for more international help, warning that the Ebola epidemic could explode beyond control.


LSE launches new PPE degree|

LSE has now opened applications for a new, four-year undergraduate PPE degree which starts in October 2015, combining the disciplines of philosophy, politics and economics for the first time.

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Lord Stern wins prize for greatest contribution to British energy economics in last decade|

Lord Stern, Chair of the ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy and the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at LSE, has received a prize from the British Institute of Energy Economics.


LSE named University of the Year for Graduate Employment|

LSE has won University of the Year for Graduate Employment in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2015.

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International investment in London housing market unfairly maligned says housing expert|

International investment kept residential development alive in central London in the aftermath of the financial crisis, and remains important, a leading housing expert will say at a conference at LSE.

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Dame Tessa Jowell joins LSE|

The former Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport will be working with LSE Cities and the Department of Government on academic and outreach initiatives.



LSE Ranked Second in the World for Social Sciences| 

LSE has maintained its position as second in the world for social sciences, according to the QS World University Rankings 2014/15.



Dementia now costs £26 billion a year|

The cost of dementia to the UK has hit £26 billion a year - enough to pay the energy bills of every household in the country, according to a new report co-authored by LSE.


Taste of university life leads to full-time experience for 23 new students|

LSE will welcome 23 new undergraduate students from under-represented backgrounds in October as part of its ongoing commitment to make university education more accessible.


LSE celebrates fifth annual graduation ceremony in Beijing|

LSE held its fifth graduation ceremony in Beijing, China on Monday 18 August 2014, celebrating the success of around 270 graduates with their families and friends.

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Psychology of parenting: Mother's personality measured during pregnancy predicts how well children perform in GCSEs|

Babies born to mothers who hold a strong belief that their fate is in their own hands and not down to luck tend to perform better in their GCSEs.


LSE launches new award for asylum seekers|

LSE is set to offer financial support worth up to £20,000 a year for asylum seekers who have been offered a place to study at the School.


Internet speed closely linked to property values|

Home owners in London are willing to pay up to 8 per cent above the market price for properties in areas offering very fast internet speeds, according to a new study.

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Black and ethnic minority students less likely to receive offers from university than white students|

University applicants from black and ethnic minority backgrounds are less likely to receive conditional offers than comparable white British applicants according to research from LSE.


LSE and ESC announce the launch of a new executive-style MSc to train the next generation of leaders in cardiovascular sciences|

The MSc aims to equip cardiovascular specialists with the health management, economics, research and policy skills required to take on advisory, management or leadership roles within the field.


Two alumni made LSE Honorary Fellows|

Two LSE alumni with a record of outstanding service to public life and the law have been made Honorary Fellows of the London School of Economics and Political Science.


Rising prices, falling wages and welfare cuts – a recipe for debt in Newham|

Households in one of the poorest boroughs in London face crippling debt and financial pressures despite a widespread desire to work and an aversion to high cost lenders, according to a new report from LSE.


Saw Swee Hock Student Centre nominated for RIBA Stirling Prize|

LSE's Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, the first new building commissioned by LSE in over 40 years, has been shortlisted for the 2014 RIBA Stirling Prize.

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British Academy elects four Fellows from LSE|

Four academics from LSE have been elected Fellows of the British Academy in recognition of their outstanding research.


LSE one of England's biggest university spenders on student outreach and bursaries|

LSE recognised as one of England’s biggest university spenders on student outreach and bursaries, as a proportion of its fee income, in a report from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) and The Office for Fair Access (OFFA).


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