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Tragedy of the European Union: disintegration or revival?
George Soros comes to LSE to mark the launch of his new book.

 

Environmental auditors
Like knowing what people are putting in their bins? The Sustainability Team has got just the job for you...

 

Floriana Molone
Floriana is IMT's Head of Customer Service at LSE, but she once wanted to be a lecturer in English Literature...

 
             
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  6 March 2014  

- News

 
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    Message from Craig Calhoun - Recruitment of New Pro-Director for Planning and Resources

As hard as it is to imagine, George Gaskell is completing his service as Pro-Director Planning and Resources. He’s made major contributions to the School during seven years of service in a role which is usually held for five. He’s also done much more, and worked much more widely than the simple job description.

As we turn to recruiting a new Pro-Director, let me make clear that we don’t plan simply to replace George. First, George is irreplaceable. Second, we know that this is too big a workload to ask of anyone; George has contributed beyond the limits of duty as a gift to the School. And indeed George will continue his service, becoming a Senior Advisor to the Director working in LSE Advancement (development and alumni relations) and also working to develop a BSc Social Science degree option. But we do need a new Pro-Director. The job specifications have been modified to take account of the Provost and a slightly different division of labour in DMT. Senior faculty members, especially those with some administrative experience, are encouraged to apply. More
 
 
    Department of Anthropology launches new Inequality and Poverty Research Programme

The Department of Anthropology has launched a new Research Unit on Inequality and Poverty led by Dr Alpa Shah. The Research Unit is dedicated to understanding the social relations through which some people are perpetually exploited and oppressed and to illuminating creative and political responses to these situations. It aims to reinvigorate social science research by prioritising the value of long-term ethnographic fieldwork centering on popular ideas and social processes. Key issues of concern include life-chances, property, land and labour, debt and dependency, the state and non-state action.

Primary research will focus on India, investigating how and why poverty persists for some of the world’s most marginalised communities – Dalits and Adivasis, historically cast outside society as ‘untouchable’ and ‘savage’. Studies across the country will analyse class, kinship, gender, religion and caste in relation to politico-economic changes, enabling an exploration of the relationship between different forms of inequality, poverty and political action.

The Programme of Research on Inequality and Poverty is funded by major awards from the UK Economic and Social Research Council and the EU European Research Council Starting Grant. More
 
 
    LSE's reputation continues to rise

LSE has risen to 24th in the fourth annual Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings, representing a year-on-year rise for the School since the rankings were first established. LSE was previously ranked 37th in 2011, 29th in 2012 and 25th in 2013.

LSE is the fourth highest ranking UK university in this year’s table and one of only five UK institutions in the Top 30.

Commenting on the rankings the Director of LSE, Professor Craig Calhoun, said: “That LSE continues to maintain a strong reputation worldwide is, in part, testament to the work our staff, students and alumni do to engage with wider audiences, such as government, business, the media, charities, as well as other higher education institutions.
Regardless of league tables, our priority will always be for LSE to continue to produce world class research and teaching that engages with real-world problems.” More

 

 
    LSE wins Green University award

LSE has been recognised as the top university for promoting sustainability among its staff and students.

People & Planet, the student-led body which campaigns for more environmentally friendly policies in universities, gave LSE the “Student and Staff Engagement Award” for its “excellent and innovative” work in a number of areas, including hosting high-profile public lectures with numerous world-renowned speakers on sustainability, including James Hansen, Kumi Naidoo, and LSE’s own Nicholas Stern.

Julian Robinson, Director of Estates at LSE, said: "We are delighted that LSE’s work on sustainability engagement has been recognised. This award highlights not only the School’s achievements but the commitment and enthusiasm of students and staff from across LSE. The continued involvement of the whole LSE community is essential to the School’s on-going mission to become a more environmentally sustainable institution.” More
 
 
   

Student Volunteering Week - a job well done

Last week, students across the School were raising money for good causes by running ridiculously long distances, packing other people's shopping, and, it would appear, standing shirtless on chairs serenading generous audiences. Dave Coles, LSE's Volunteer Coordinator, reflects on another hugely successful Student Volunteering Week and the spirit of LSE's students in his latest blog here.
 

 
    LSE partnership with City and Islington Sixth Form College

LSE has worked with City and Islington Sixth Form College on a partnership scheme which gives students access to the School’s Library and its extensive resources until July this year.

Students taking A Levels in Politics, Philosophy and Economics have been visiting LSE over recent weeks for a series of workshops to help them optimise and develop their research skills. These workshops were jointly developed and delivered by staff from the Library and Centre for Learning Technology (CLT). It was very heartening to read of the positive response from the College and especially the student feedback. The workshops were very useful for gaining further understanding of students’ research skills prior to university which helps Library and CLT staff when considering how to enhance the first year student experience and the transition to HE.

In the first workshop students were introduced to Library resources, including academic journals, special collections and archives. As well as providing these students with access to valuable resources, they also get a taste of life as an undergraduate. More

 

 
    Human Resources update

Chris Gosling, who joined LSE in an interim capacity in November 2011, will be retiring at the end of May this year. Following a successful recruitment exercise, his successor will be Indi Seehra, currently HR Director at the University of Cambridge.

With 30 years experience in the private and public sectors, six of which have been spent at Cambridge, Indi has extensive and relevant knowledge and skills and is well qualified to take on the HR brief. He will join the School on 19 May.
 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

Academics abroad

Dr Robert Falkner

Dr Robert Falkner of the Department of International Relations and Grantham Research Institute spoke at a workshop for climate negotiators in Paris last week. The meeting, which was organised by IDDRI at Sciences Po on behalf of the French government, was aimed at exploring options for the international climate treaty that is to be agreed at the Paris Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC in 2015. Dr Falkner’s talk focused on how institutional linkages between the UNFCCC regime and other international regimes can be used to promote climate mitigation objectives.

Dr Kristina Spohr
Dr Kristina Spohr, Deputy Head of the International History Department, was an invited guest speaker at the Petersberg in Königswinter on Wednesday 5 February. She gave a lecture ‘Die deutsch-amerikanische Sicherheitspolitik in der Phase der Wiedervereinigung 1989/90',or 'A story of German International Emancipation through Political Unification’ as part of the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung’s conference ‘Die Ära Kohl im Gespräch’. Fellow lecturers included former chancellor Helmut Kohl’s national security advisor Horst Teltschik and former U.S. president George Bush’s national security advisor General Brent Scowcroft. Kristina is pictured with General Scowcroft. More

 
 
     

- Notices

 
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    Update of 'Terms and Conditions of Employment' Booklets

Human Resources has updated the School's 'Terms & Conditions of Employment' booklets following both legislative and School procedural changes. These are now live can be accessed here.

These Terms and Conditions of Employment supersede any previous terms and conditions booklets issued to staff. If you have any questions, please contact your HR Partner – contact details can be found here.

 

 
    Sports Relief at LSE

This year’s Sports Relief is the penultimate weekend in March and LSE will be getting involved with a great range of events on Friday 21 March.

For the energetic, there’s the LSE Mile – run, jog or walk two and three quarter laps of Lincoln’s Inn Fields. The even more energetic Departments and Divisions can get involved by running, cycling and swimming in the inaugural LSE Triathlon. Perhaps thankfully, there’s no water involved – instead teams of four will compete using equipment in the LSESU Gym, with each member spending two minutes on each activity.

Taster sessions in Tai Chi, body toning, Salsa and even Belly dancing will also be on offer, so there’s something to get everyone moving!

The Great LSE Bake Off and Cake Sale also returns this year – cakes on a sporting theme are 2014’s flavour! Even if you don’t want to enter the competition, do bring along any cakes and goodies you’d like to donate to the sale.

All proceeds go to Sports Relief. More

 
 
    Opening of Reading Room for The Women's Library

On the evening of Wednesday 12 March, the Library will hold the opening event for the new Reading Room for The Women’s Library @ LSE. The event will be on the Lower Ground Floor of the Library building and will feature speeches from Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland, who will officially open the Reading Room. Other speakers include LSE Director Professor Craig Calhoun, Director of Library Services Elizabeth Chapman, and Suni Harford of Citibank.

Some locations within the Library will not be available for study on the afternoon of Wednesday 12 March and morning of Thursday 13 March. Further information about the affected areas will be available inside the Library building and on the Library blog - the Library apologises in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.

The new Reading Room is a 40 seat research facility located on the fourth floor of the Library. The Reading Room service will be available for use for the LSE community from Monday 31 March. The Library also has plans to open an Exhibition Space and Teaching and Activity Room for The Women’s Library @ LSE later in 2014.

 

 
    Chinese Government Scholarship

Annually, the Chinese Embassy offers two scholarships to LSE students which provide unique opportunities for LSE students to undertake further study or research in a Chinese higher education institution. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of Chinese culture and language.

The scholarships are available to undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD students alike and also cater for Chinese language students and academics.

Applications must be submitted by Thursday 20 March. Full details of the application process are here.
 
 
    Environmental auditors

The LSE Sustainability Team is recruiting staff and students to train as environmental auditors, to audit departments involved in the Green Impact competition. Green Impact is the School’s environmental competition, in which departments compete to make changes in their department to lower their impact on the environment.
 
There will be free training for auditors on the morning of Wednesday 19 March, followed by a free lunch. Auditors will then visit and audit a department in pairs. Apply here.

Applicants will be contacted by Wednesday 12 March.
 
 
    New issue of LSE Perspectives online now

The March edition of LSE Perspectives is now online - the gallery can be seen here. It features 12 striking images submitted by LSE staff and students which each reflect a unique perspective on a particular scene.

The team is always looking for submissions for future galleries, so if you've taken any artistic images on your travels, from your home town or even here in London, submit them for LSE perspectives so they can be shared with the LSE community? For information on how to submit your photographs for LSE Perspectives, click here.

Missed February’s gallery? Previous galleries can be found here.
 

 
   

Acupuncture Awareness Week at the LSE Treatment Clinic

The LSE Treatment Clinic, which welcomes LSE students and staff, is on the first floor of Tower Two. (Enter from Tower One/Tower Two reception, first floor and follow the signs to the LSE Treatment Clinic).

The clinic offers professional treatments at reduced rates for LSE, with experienced practitioners of acupuncture, osteopathy and sports massage. Their combined expertise is effective in the treatment of musculoskeletal pain, repetitive strain injury, tension headaches, posture advice, sports injuries, anxiety, insomnia, migraine and many other ailments. Acupuncture is also effective in helping people stop smoking, and with No Smoking Day coming up on Wednesday 12 March, there's no better time to book an appointment!

The practitioners are:

  • Hanya Chlala
    Acupuncture available in a dual bed setting on Wednesdays and Fridays

  • Laura Dent
    Sports massage available on Mondays

  • Tim Hanwell
    Osteopathy available on Tuesdays and Thursdays

Appointments are available Monday - Friday, 9am-6pm, and can be booked online here. All consultations are strictly confidential and sessions last between 30 and 60 minutes depending upon the treatment.
 

 
   

Matt's running the London Marathon...

In a few short weeks, Matt Grierson of the Finance Division will be pounding the capital's streets all in aid of Whizzkids, a charity which works to improve the quality of life of disabled children and young people in the UK through the provision of customised mobility equipment. Support him through his final training sessions and over the finishing line by donating here.
 

 
    Leather on Willow

Ready for the summer? There’s no better way to enjoy it than by playing for the LSE Staff Cricket Team! Games take place throughout the summer on Wednesday afternoons at our well-appointed sportsground in south west London. New players needed and welcome!

For more information, please contact Pete Crowe at p.crowe@lse.ac.uk.
 
 
    Belsize Park flat to rent

A four to six month sublet is available for a spacious one bedroom furnished flat with a balcony which overlooks a lovely communal garden. The flat's ideally located for access to areas including Belsize Village, Primrose Hill and Hampstead Village, and there are excellent local transport links.

Rent is £395 per week including council tax, water, wi-fi and linen. For more information, contact: hollyhopewell@earthlink.net.
 
 
    Technology tip!
More aligning objects in PowerPoint

Where ultra-precise alignment of objects is vital, using the drawing guides will be of enormous help.

To remove screen clutter, first turn off the drawing grid so only the drawing guides remain. Right click a blank area of your slide and click Grid and Guides... on the menu. In the dialogue box, untick Display grid on screen and tick Display drawing guides on screen then click OK. You now have just a cross of drawing guides. By pointing the mouse at the lines and holding down the left mouse button, you can drag them to new positions.

But the great thing is, by holding down the control button and dragging the lines, you can add more drawing guides. This is useful when you have two or more objects that need to be sized and/or placed in relation to each other. As you move the lines, a pop-up indicator will show you the position on the rule where your line currently is.

Practice with some shapes to see how it all works. More
 
 
     

- LSE in pictures

 
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This week's picture features Melvyn Bragg, the award winning author and broadcaster, at the LSE Space for Thought Literary Festival discussion ‘Who is it who can tell me who I am? Understanding Dementia through Art and Literature’ on Tuesday 25 February.

For more images like this, visit the Photography Unit.

  NAB Artwork  
 
     

- Research

 
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    Banding and ballots on the rise as schools seek fairer intakes, new LSE research finds

A small but growing number of schools, mainly sponsored academies, are using ability banding or random allocation (ballots) as part of their admissions criteria, according to new research by LSE on behalf of the Sutton Trust.

The research by LSE's Professor Anne West, Dr Philip Noden and Audrey Hind comes as hundreds of thousands of parents received the results of secondary school applications this week. 'Ballots and Banding' examines the admissions policies of England’s 3,000 state secondary schools and academies in the 2012-13 school year.

Professor Anne West, Director of the Education Research Group at the London School of Economics said: "Banding could have the greatest effect on creating balanced intakes in areas where schools are popular and school rolls are rising. While banding is not a panacea, it can contribute to creating more balanced intakes than would otherwise be the case. The use of banding or random allocation conveys a school’s commitment to providing comprehensive education and so may provide a yardstick against which the school’s admissions may be assessed and reviewed.” More


See the full report in LSE Research Online here.
 
 
    Top downloads from LSE Research Online in February

LSE Research Online is a service provided by LSE Library to increase the visibility of research produced by LSE staff. It contains citations and full text, Open Access versions of research outputs, including journal articles, books chapters, working papers, theses, conference papers and more.

To find out more about Open Access, and how LSERO can help enhance research impact, email lseresearchonline@lse.ac.uk.

The most downloaded Monographs, e.g. reports, working papers and discussion papers, in LSE Research Online in February were:

  1. Anheier, Helmut K. (2000) Managing non-profit organisations: towards a new approach. Civil Society Working Paper series, 1. Centre for Civil Society, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK. ISBN 0753013436 (1,040 downloads).
     
  2. Bowling, Ben and Phillips, Coretta (2003) Policing ethnic minority communities. In: Newburn, Tim, (ed.) Handbook of policing. Willan Publishing, Devon, UK, pp. 528-555. ISBN 9781843920199 (822 downloads).
     
  3. Holloway, Donell, Green, Lelia and Livingstone, Sonia (2013) Zero to eight: young children and their internet use. EU Kids Online, EU Kids Online Network, London, UK. (700 downloads).
     
  4. Livingstone, Sonia (2008) Taking risky opportunities in youthful content creation: teenagers' use of social networking sites for intimacy, privacy and self-expression. New Media and Society, 10 (3). pp. 393-411. ISSN 1461-4448 (637 downloads)
     
  5. Hills, John (1998) Thatcherism, new Labour and the welfare state. 13. Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK. (621 downloads).

Total downloads for February: 116,968

 
 
     

- Events

 
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    'Rethinking Secularism: respect, domination and the state' - on Monday 10 March at 6.30pm in the Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building with Professor Rajeev Bhargava

It is widely recognised that political secularism virtually everywhere in the world is in crisis. It is also acknowledged that to overcome this crisis, secularism needs to be reimagined and reconceptualised. More
 
 
    'Transforming a City: from London's East End to the West End' - on Tuesday 11 March at 6.30pm in the Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House with Alison Nimmo

In the past 10 years, London has seen the resurgence of Regent Street to one of the globe’s most iconic streets and the regeneration of London’s East End catalysed by London 2012. Hear from Alison Nimmo, who helped to win and deliver the Olympic Park and is now Chief Executive of the Crown Estate, a business that is using its expertise and extraordinary assets to transform the heart of London’s West End. More
 
 
    'Tragedy of the European Union: disintegration or revival? How Europe must now choose between economic and political revival or disintegration' - on Thursday 13 March at 2pm with George Soros, Anatole Kaletsky, Professor Mary Kaldor and Professor Craig Calhoun

This event marks the publication of George Soros' new book, Tragedy of the European Union: disintegration or revival? How Europe must now choose between economic and political revival or disintegration, in which he reveals the roots of Europe's current financial crisis and comprehensively assesses the consequences of that crisis for the global economy and on the political ideals embodied by the European Union.

The venue will be confirmed to ticket holders - tickets can be requested from today. More
 
 
    'Word Power: written constitutions and the definition of British borders since 1787' - on Thursday 13 March at 6.30pm in the Old Theatre, Old Building with Professor Linda Colley

The onset and proliferation of new written constitutions after 1787 presented successive governments in the UK with both opportunities and challenges. Through its empire and international heft, the UK came to draft and influence more constitutions in more parts of the world in the 19th and 20th centuries than any other power. Yet governments have always resisted the introduction of a written constitution in the UK itself. More
 
 
   

'Is Africa Growing out of Poverty?': Epstein Lecture 2014 - on Thursday 6 March at 6pm in the NAB.2.04 with Ewout Frankema, of Wageningen and Utrecht Universities

As many in the School will know, the Epstein Lecture series was created in memory of S.R. (Larry) Epstein, whose sudden death at the age of 46 in early February 2007 was an enormous loss, not only to his family and friends, but to his department and the global community of economic historians. The Department of Economic History decided that one appropriate way of commemorating Larry’s achievements would be to inaugurate a regular Epstein lecture and, with the generous support of friends, colleagues and alumni, achieved this aim.

The lectures are given by an early career researcher regarded as a rising star in the profession. In line with Larry’s broad intellectual interests, there are no restrictions on subject matter or geographical scope or time period providing that the topic comes within the broad, interdisciplinary scope of economic history.

The Department hopes many members of the LSE community will be able to join them for this special occasion. More 
 

 
    'Algeria and its Southern Neighbours: turbulence in the Sahara' - on Monday 10 March at 6.30-8pm in Room 1.04, New Academic Building with Dr Yvan Guichaoua, University of East Anglia and Imad Mesdoua

Dr Yvan Guichaoua will examine Algeria's role in recent insurgencies in Mali and Nigeria as portrayed by various actors of the political crises in the Sahel. Meanwhile, Imad Mesdoua will be assessing the rationales guiding Algerian foreign policy in light of growing instability throughout the Maghreb and Sahel regions.

Free and open to all, entry is on a first come first served basis. More
 
 
   

'What was the Whitbread umbrella protecting? From beer to coffee via pub retailing' - on Monday 10 March at 5.30pm in Tower 2, Room 3.02 with Dr Julie Bower, Birmingham Business School

The lecture will examine the role of the 'Whitbread Umbrella' structure in supporting Whitbread's strategic transformation from traditional brewer to one of Europe’s largest leisure retailers.
 

 
    The Greek Growth Project - on Tuesday 11 March at 6pm in Cañada Blanch Room, COW 1.11, Cowdray House with Professor Theodore Pelagidis, The Brookings Institution and University of Piraeus, and Dr Vassilis Monastiriotis

The emergence of the current economic crisis, and its handling by successive Greek governments, has led many to express doubts about Greece's willingness to participate in the final stage of the EMU, and correspondingly of the European Union bodies to accept Greece in the final stage of the EMU.

Hellenic Observatory Seminars are open to all with entry on a first come, first served basis. More
 
 
    'A Crisis of European Democracy?' - on Tuesday 11 March at 6.30-8pm in the Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building with Professor Catherine de Vries, Professor Claes de Vreese, Professor Mark Franklin, Dr James Tilley and Professor Sara Holbolt

Has the economic crisis weakened or strengthened European democracy? This discussion marks the publication of Blaming Europe? by Sara Hobolt and James Tilley. More
 

 
    All that is Solid: the great housing disaster by Danny Dorling - book launch - on Tuesday 18 March at 6.30-8pm in in TW1.G.01, Ground Floor, Tower One

A ground-breaking examination of the UK’s dangerous relationship with the housing market, and how easily it could, will, come crashing down

The event is free but booking is essential. To request a seat, please email lsehousingandcommunities@lse.ac.uk or call 020 7955 6330. More
 

 
    'Will China Dominate the 21st Century?' - on Tuesday 18 March at 6.30-8pm in the Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House with Jonathan Fenby, Isabel Hilton, Wu Jian Min and Professor Arne Westad

Looking at China's rise and its future, this widely respected group shares views on the modern days of the Middle Kingdom. More
 
 
    'Towards a Sustainable Financial System' - on Friday 21 March at 9am-7.15pm at LSE with the Governor of the Bank of Japan, Haruhiko Kuroda, and the President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Richard Fisher

Hear the contrasting views of Governor Kuroda and President Fisher on Quantitative Easing (QE). Organised by the Systemic Risk Centre (SRC) and the Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Sciences (CPNSS), the day will also include presentations from Mingyou Bao the Deputy Director General for the People’s Bank of China. Tickets are now available here.
 

 
   

Podcasts of public lectures and events

Croatia's EU Membership: expectations and realities
Speaker: Zoran Milanović
Recorded: Monday 24 February 2014, approx. 67 minutes

Literary Festival - "Who is it who can tell me who I am?" Understanding Dementia through Art and Literature
Speakers: Melvyn Bragg, Dr Andrea Capstick, Professor Justine Schneide
Recorded: Tuesday 25 February 2014, approx. 95 minutes

Fiscal Policy During Recessions and Recoveries
Speaker: Dr Ethan Ilzetzki
Recorded: Wednesday 26 February 2014, approx. 66 minutes

 
 
     

- 60 second interview

 
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with.....Floriana Molone

I am Italian and came to the UK in 2001 after obtaining a master's degree in English Literature and Drama. I was planning to have a break here and stay for just six months, but it's proved to be a longer stay! I wasn't new to London in 2001, I was 16 when I first visited and fell in love with the city. I came back several times during my studies. I wanted to become a lecturer in English Literature back home, but it seems IT was my destiny!

After I'd settled down, I got a job for a big telecoms company on their European Service Desk and got really involved in IT service management. A few years later, I became an IT Service Delivery Manager working both in telecoms and financial services, and then a couple of years ago I moved into the higher education sector before joining LSE eight months ago. I'm really passionate about IT service delivery and customer service but I do still love my literature and plays.

Please tell us a little about your responsibilities as IMT’s Head of Customer Service.
I am responsible for the day to day management of service delivery within IMT, ensuring internal and external customers are provided with the best possible customer service. I manage the first and second lines, including the IMT Service Desk, IMT Helpdesk in the Library, Academic/Administrative and Student Support Teams.

Is there anything the rest of us can do to make your job less difficult?
Give me and my staff more and more feedback on the quality of our service delivery. Feedback is really welcome as it helps us do better next time. We really want to engage more with our customers to help us understand their future needs and be proactive.

What sort of telephone do you have?
I've always been a blackberry user in the past but recently I switched to the iPhone and I'm really enjoying all the apps available.

Where did you go on your last holiday and what were the pros and cons?
The last holiday I went on was to Prague. I loved the architecture and the history but it rained all the time so I didn't do as much outdoor sightseeing as I wanted.

Which album have you played endlessly?
It depends on the time of year and time of day really. I've been playing Italian music and Adele's songs a lot recently.

What is the first thing you do when you get home in the evening?
I facetime my mum and read the Italian newspapers online.

What is your favourite piece of art?
I love French Impressionism and my favourite is 'The Water Lily Pond' by Monet.

 
 
     

- Training and jobs

 
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    Voice and Lecturing Coaching

Do you have trouble speaking to large groups? Do you get nervous before giving lectures? If so, the Teaching and Learning Centre (TLC) may be able to help! TLC has a number of hour long sessions with a professional speaking coach available. Sessions are aimed at academic staff, particularly those new to lecturing and teaching. Sessions will be on Tuesday 18 March. If you're interested, please email tlc@lse.ac.uk.
 
 
    Training and development opportunities for staff

Courses scheduled for next week include:

These are just some of the events running next week. To receive a monthly summary of all training courses, subscribe to email list by clicking here and pressing Send. More
 

 
    Balancing Work and Being Dad - on Wednesday 12 March at 12.30-2pm, a sandwich lunch will be provided

LSE has been awarded certification in the Top 10 Employers for Working Families for the first time. Previously, it was placed in the Top 30 Employers for Working Families for three years running. The School was also joint winner of the My Family Care Best for all stages of Motherhood Award and commended for the E-ON Best for Carers and Eldercare Award. The School was shortlisted for the National Grid Best for all stages of Fatherhood Award and last year, the School was the joint winner for the Best for Fathers Award.

If you're a new or expectant father join the 'Balancing Work and Being Dad' workshop with Matt Buttery from Working Families.

The workshop aims to help find the balance between being a Dad and having a career in a way that enables you to be where you need and want to be both in body and mind. It will also develop an understanding of how to recognise and manage the challenges and perceived barriers to working flexibly.

Book here or contact hr.learning@lse.ac.uk for more details.
 
 
  HR   Jobs at LSE

Below are some of the vacancies currently being advertised to internal candidates only, as well as those being advertised externally.

  • Systems Developer, Academic Registrar's Division
  • Assistant Chef Manager, RCSD: Catering Service
  • Assistant Librarian, Discovery and Metadata, Library: Collections Services
  • JIB Approved Shift Electrician, Estates Division
  • HR Manager - Information Systems, Human Resources
  • Fellow in Environment, Geography and Environment
  • Research Officer, Health and Social Care
  • Undergraduate Programme and Office Administrator, Government

For more information, visit Jobs at LSE and login via the instructions under the 'Internal vacancies' heading.

 
 
     

- Get in touch!

 
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  Nicole Gallivan   If you have some news, an achievement, or an aspect of LSE life that you would like to share, I would love to hear from you. Do get in touch at m.wall@lse.ac.uk or on ext 7582.

The next edition of Staff News is on Thursday 13 March. Articles for this should be emailed to me by Tuesday 11 March. Staff News is emailed every Thursday during term time and fortnightly during the holidays.

Thanks, Maddy