2013/2014

Impact archive   

Celebrating the impact of philanthropic gifts to LSE in 2013/2014.

A fruitful year for sport at LSE: how the Annual Fund played its part

LSE has recorded an outstanding season in sport, winning premierships in four different sports and jumping 15 places in the national British University College Sport (BUCS) league as a result of numerous promotions. 

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Annual Fund backed drama takes to the Fringe

Annual Fund support has enabled the LSESU Drama Society, The Revolving Shed, to perform at the Edinburgh Fringe, where they have appeared for the third time.

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Annual Fund backing for sport at LSE

Sporting societies and initiatives across LSE have benefited from Annual Fund support this year, underlining the Fund’s attempts to enhance the student experience outside of the classroom.  

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Annual Fund support for student-led initiatives

Over the 2012/13 academic year, the Annual Fund continued to support student-led academic initiatives, exemplified, to a large extent, by a number of conferences which have taken place through its backing. 

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Bank of England hosts Widening Participation reception

Hosted by the Bank of England and LSE, in collaboration with Tim Frost (BSc Government 1987), LSE Governor and Non-Executive Director of the Bank of England, we were joined by current and former Widening Participation beneficiaries, the School’s leadership, LSE alumni from the Bank and other friends of the School.

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Donors thanked at third Annual Fund reception

The third Annual Fund donor reception took place in June. The event provides an opportunity to recognise and thank Annual Fund donors of all levels, and for donors to meet Annual Fund beneficiaries and to learn further about the impact their support has at the School.

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Faith Centre supported by Kiereinis' gift

The parents of an alumnus have made a gift towards the creation of a stained glass window within the Faith Centre of the Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, in memory of their late son. 

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General Course student support extended

The John C Phelan General Course Scholarships have been renewed for another three years, extending support to students up to the 2016/17 academic year.

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July School launches in Cape Town

The inaugural LSE-UCT July School was held this summer at the University of Cape Town (UCT) in South Africa, attended by 100 participants from more than 30 countries across Africa, Europe, Asia and the Americas. 

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LSE receives major gift to create new Southeast Asia Centre

LSE has received a significant donation from Professor Saw Swee Hock to establish a new academic centre focused on Southeast Asia, as announced at the LSE Asia Forum 2014 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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MacArthur support for civil society dialogue and research

The School is delighted to announce receipt of a grant of $75,000 from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation for researchers in the Department of International Development.

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Santander increase student support

On top of existing support for LSE over the last six academic years, Santander have pledged an additional £46,400 towards mobility support awards, scholarships for postgraduate or undergraduate study, and three-month internships for students and recent graduates with small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

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Scholarship fund set up with alumnus' legacy gift

The School has received a landmark legacy gift from an alumnus, worth over £1m, to be directed towards student support. 

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Stiftung Mercator support enables Dahrendorf Symposium on Climate Change

Former President of Ireland, Mary Robinson, was among panellists at the 2013 Dahrendorf Symposium, entitled ‘Changing the European Debate: Focus on Climate Change’. The Symposium, which took place at the Akademie der Künste in Berlin in November, brought together leading international thinkers from academia, politics, economy, civil society and media.

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Student conference seeks to find the causes of things

Annual Fund support played a significant role in the establishment of the first ever RCC Conference, named after the School motto of Rerum Cognoscere Causas – ‘to understand the causes of things’. 

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Students given development project opportunity thanks to Annual Fund

Annual Fund support has enabled 30 LSE students to travel to Ghana as part of the LSESU Global Brigades 2013 project. 

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The lifebuoy that kept me afloat

Sin Yee Koh is a Malaysian national, reading toward a PhD in Human Geography and
Urban Studies at LSE. Two years ago she was close to suspending her studies as she struggled to make ends meet, but what she refers to as a ‘lifebuoy’ arrived in the form of the first ever Robert and Dilys Rawson Scholarship. 

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Third Polish Economic Forum benefits from Annual Fund support

One of the biggest student conferences on campus, this year’s forum saw over 480 attendees and an impressive array of speakers, including: His Excellency Witold Sobków, Polish Ambassador to the UK; Professor Jan Vincent-Rostowski, former Deputy Prime Minister of Poland; Andrzej Klesyk, the CEO of Poland’s largest insurer; and Danuta Hübner, former European Commissioner for Regional Policy. 

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