Who's who

The LSE Office for University of London International Programmes Team

A large number of academic and administrative staff from LSE, colleges of the University of London and other universities work together to create and develop degrees, syllabuses, study materials and examinations for the UoL International Programmes, ensuring that they meet the University of London's standards.

The LSE Office for UoL International Programmes team, below, co-ordinate and support these efforts. They are:

Elizabeth Aitken -  Acting Director of the University of London International Programmes at LSE

Director of the LSE’s Summer Schools and Executive Programmes, in mid-2015, Elizabeth was also appointed Acting Director for the UoLIP at LSE for two years. Elizabeth has developed the LSE’s Summer School programme from an intake of just under 1000 students to what is today one of the largest and most successful of its kind in the world, attracting more than 5,000 students from 119 different countries.  As director of the SSEP, she has also been responsible for establishing the LSE-PKU Summer School in Beijing, whilst successfully broadening the units’ portfolio of courses across executive and postgraduate education.

John Ferrá - Deputy Director of the University of London International Programmes at LSE

John has responsibility for the EMFSS programme management; quality assurance and reviews; operations and examinations; financial oversight; programme regulations; professional accreditation & regulatory bodies and management of the LSE office. He also works closely with the network of EMFSS teaching institutions.

Contact details: 020 7107 5327, j.ferra@lse.ac.uk

Professor Richard Jackman -  Interim Academic Director

Richard is an experienced Professor, belonging to LSE’s world-renowned Economics Department and is also the original founder of its Summer School and the ICEF Programme in Moscow. He brings his high-level academic experience of working with the Programme Directors on the Summer School to working with the Academic Coordinators and Department Heads in order to encourage further departmental engagement with the UoLIP.

Lynne Roberts - Head of Learning and Teaching

Lynne is responsible for overseeing the learning and teaching strategy for the EMFSS programmes.  Lynne previously worked in the LSE’s Teaching and Learning Centre and has experience of developing and delivering different teaching and study support sessions and tools in a variety of environments.  Lynne is also Programme Coordinator for the International Foundation Programme, launched in 2013-14 and delivered through approved teaching institutions.

Contact details: 020 7955 6862, a.l.roberts@lse.ac.uk

Chris New -  Educational Developer

Chris takes on an active role in the development and day-to-day delivery of educational development actitivies, including teacher-training, student support and the VLE. He provides appropriate and high-quality consultancy to academics and academic support departments at institutions.

Contact details: 020 3486 2607, c.new@lse.ac.uk

Sarah Douglas - Publications and Projects Co-ordinator

Sarah's role involves the review of the curriculum and syllabuses, review and development of subject guides and other materials which support UoL International Programmes students, and organises London-based events at LSE. 

Contact details: 020 7955 6503, s.k.douglas@lse.ac.uk

Simon Jolly  - Examinations and Finance Officer

Simon is responsible for the processes involved in the examinations conducted by LSE for UoL International Programmes.

Contact details: 020 7955 7613, s.jolly@lse.ac.uk

Craig Summerton - Online Learning Support Development Officer 

Craig is responsible for managing and administering the educational resources within the Moodle Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) for the EMFSS programmes offered by the UoL International Programmes and he provides frontline support (other than for purely technical enquiries) for students, teaching institutions and course developers.

Contact details: 020 7107 5226, c.summerton@lse.ac.uk

Academic Co-ordinators

A team of twelve LSE academics work with the Office as Degree Co-ordinators. Their main responsibility is to help ensure that academic standards in the degrees are maintained at the same level as degrees taken by internal students at LSE. Other responsibilities include reviewing degree structures, syllabuses and subject guides, and proposing subject guide authors and examiners.

All student administration for UoL International Programmes (including admissions, continuing registration, examination entries and transcripts) is carried out by the University of London