2019/2020

Your gifts in action

Celebrating the impact of philanthropic gifts to LSE in 2019/2020.

A New Futures Fund scholarship reminded me I was where I was meant to be

Alumna and New Futures Fund scholar Barbora Kudzmanaite reflects on her time at LSE and the impact of her scholarship.

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Online counselling for students during campus closure

Student Wellbeing has rolled out one-to-one online support for students with any psychological, mental health and disability-related difficulties.

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My plan to succeed with the New Futures Fund

Olayinka Maria Daniel (BA Law and Anthropology, 2022) is a recipient of the New Futures Fund scholarship, which is funded through regular giving. 

Speaking to us before the coronavirus pandemic, Olayinka shares her journey from school to LSE and the hurdles she has faced along the way.

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Student experience enhanced at the Marshall Building

Transformational philanthropy by the Garfield Weston Foundation will help students make the most of their time at LSE.

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LSE students go on a voyage

A joint LSESU Marine Society and Sail Britain expedition took an interdisciplinary crew of LSE students on a week-long, 140 nautical mile sailboat journey to Western Scotland in June 2019.

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Bowling with guns

Thanks to a philanthropic gift, the US Centre is offering grants to PhD students conducting innovative research. We hear from grant recipient Ariel Perkins whose research looks at US paramilitary culture.

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Dreaming big and working hard

Kadas Scholarship recipient Malwina Kopytek (LLB 2020) grew up dreaming big. Despite a humble background growing up in the small Polish city of Kielce, Malwina had international ambitions. Now in her third year, Malwina talks about her journey to LSE and how, since starting her studies, she has seized opportunities to fulfil her dreams.

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Shaping African change-makers

The New Futures fund scholarship supports LSE students to better understand and shape our changing world, regardless of financial circumstances. Madelle Kangha (BSc Law and Anthropology, 2012), now a United Nations Young Leader for the Sustainable Development Goals, reflects on the long-term impact of her scholarship.

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Removing barriers to an LSE education for students from Bangladesh

A new scholarship in memory of the late Mr Rezaur Rahman will provide funding for postgraduate students from Bangladesh. Naila Kabeer, Professor of Gender and Development at LSE and one of Mr Rahman’s nieces, tells us about her uncle and his lifelong commitment to widening access to education.

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Shaping a more peaceful world

Since launching in 2014, the LSE Faith and Leadership Programme has been equipping LSE students of diverse faith backgrounds to lead across religious difference. The School is delighted to announce that David and Kitty Beecken have pledged to endow the programme, ensuring its sustainability and impact will extend to generations of LSE students. 

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