Shape the future

Priority 1: Educate for impact

We’ll work in partnership with our students to find innovative ways of learning, creating and collaborating, supporting them to better understand and shape our rapidly changing world.

We commit to:

Fostering fearless intellects

We will equip students with the insights and skills they need to become independent thinkers, critical investigators and the thought-leaders of tomorrow.

Think, learn, lead

We will support our students to innovate and create real change, within LSE and beyond.

Creating an inclusive home for learning

We will continue to embrace diversity and foster belonging among our student body in London and across the world.

Ensuring graduation is just the beginning

We will engage our alumni, friends and partners, inviting them to stay engaged with LSE, on campus, online and through our global networks.

Equipping our students

LSE Alumnus Mouhssin Ismail

LSE alumnus Mouhssin Ismail is Principal of Newham Collegiate Sixth Form. Set up in 2014 the school sent 95 per cent of pupils to top universities in 2017 despite being based in one of London’s more disadvantaged areas.

Before making the move into teaching, Mouhssin was a solicitor, specialising in banking and finance, in some of the UK’s leading law firms.

Reflecting on this incredible achievement Mouhssin said: “My career move wasn’t just about getting young people from low-income backgrounds into university; I wanted the students in my care to believe that it is possible for them to attend any top university, and to know they can be and do whatever they put their minds to. The real challenge is to raise aspirations of students at a very young age, to make the case that attending university and getting a degree is life-changing for them and their families.”

How we will do this:

  • Embed enquiry-based learning and research practice at every level
  • Support, celebrate and reward excellent teaching
  • Enable students to produce diverse outputs, developing digital fluency and entrepreneurial confidence
  • Fund student-led research projects via the LSE Change Makers programme
  • Represent different views, cultures and experiences within our curriculum
  • Connect students across cohorts and departments, through mentor schemes, study groups, interest groups and events
  • Provide consistently excellent student services, with a focus on wellbeing
  • Curate a student-centred induction, with a place in residence for every first-year student
  • Support underrepresented groups to access and succeed at LSE
  • Involve our local and global communities in the intellectual life of the School and provide ongoing learning opportunities through short courses, summer schools and executive education programmes.