People

Professional services team

Please check the list of responsibilities below to find the right person to contact.

The Professional Services team office is  located on the first floor of Sardinia House. We are open during term time from 9.30 to 3.30pm and we offer office hours in-person and on Zoom by appointment.

Ms Demetra Frini
Department Manager

Responsible for:

• Planning and management of departmental resources: human, financial and space
• Acting as the key interface between the Department and the School
• Responsible for quality assurance (reviews)
• Compliance responsibilities i.e. employment law, race relations, special education needs & disability, data protection, health and safety, and assessments
• First point of contact on contractual, resource and financial matters
• Responsible for the professional services team and its development

Office Hours:

  • In-person: Tuesday and Thursday afternoon. Other times by appointment.

Room: SAR.1.03b
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 7548

Email

• ih.deptmanager@lse.ac.uk
- For enquiries on HR matters, compliance, opportunities for part-time teachers, contract quieries and applications for the teaching programme.  

• ih.finance@lse.ac.uk
- For enquiries about Departmental finance including: payments, claims, suppliers, invoices and budget enquiries. 

• d.frini@lse.ac.uk
- For all other enquiries 


 

Mrs Jacquie Minter
Undergraduate Programmes Administrator and Office Manager

Responsible for all aspects of programme administration for the Department's Undergraduate Programmes:

• BA History
• BSc International Relations and History
• BSc History and Politics

• This includes: degree and course enquiries, course choice, induction, exams, language course reimbursement queries, essay submissions queries, student staff liaison committee enquiries and student surveys.
• Applications for undergraduate degrees are considered by Undergraduate Admissions, who make the decisions on whether to offer places. For admissions queries please contact ug.admissions@lse.ac.uk

• Department's Main Office and its facilities including post, fax, stationery; ordering and distribution of goods and services
• Estate-related requests e.g. maintenance issues and office requirements. Including the issuing of ID cards and fob keys to offices. 

Jacquie Minter has a certificate in Mental Health First Aid.

Office Hours:

Attend Jacquie Minter's office hours to discuss:

• general programme related queries
• exams
• essay submissions
• extension requests
• welfare and personal issues affecting studies

Room: SAR.1.03f
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 6174
Email: ih.ug.admin@lse.ac.uk


Mrs Milada Fomina 
MSc Programmes Administrator

Responsible for all aspects of programme administration for the:

• MSc History of International Relations
• MSc Theory and History of International Relations
• MSc Empires, Colonialism and Globalisation
• MSc International and Asian History
• MA Modern History

• This includes: degree and course enquiries, course choice, induction, exams, language course reimbursement queries, essay submissions queries, student staff liaison committee enquiries and student surveys.

Room: SAR.1.03e
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 7331

Email

• ih.pgadmin@lse.ac.uk
- For enquiries about the MA/MSc Programmes in International History

• m.fomina@lse.ac.uk 
- For all other enquiries

Mrs Nayna Bhatti
Double Degree Programmes Manager 

Responsible for all aspects of programme administration for the Department's Double Degree Programmes:

• LSE-PKU Double Degree MSc in International Affairs
• LSE-Columbia Double Degree MA in International and World History
• LSE-NUS Double Degree MA in Asian and Global History

• Deputises for Department Manager in times of absence 

• This includes: degree and course enquiries, course choice, induction, exams, language course reimbursement queries, essay submissions queries, student staff liaison committee enquiries and student surveys.

Office Hours:

  • In-person: Tuesday and Wednesday, 10am to 11.30am; other times by appointment.

Room: SAR.1.03c
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 7126

Email: 
• Ih.Doubledegrees@lse.ac.uk
- For enquiries about the three double degree programmes 

• ih.deptmanager@lse.ac.uk
- For enquiries when deputising for Department Manager 

• n.bhatti@lse.ac.uk
- For all other enquiries 

Mr Mathew Betts
Teaching Committee and Research Committee Officer

Responsible for:

• Secretary to the Department's Teaching and Research Committees, and Teaching and Exams Meeting
• Student, welfare and pastoral matters, Assistant to the Tutor for 3rd year undergraduates 
• Departmental business on  the CAPIS course management system
• Departmental representative for the course selection improvement project
• Departmental administration for the Research Excellence Framework (REF)
• Administration for Visiting Academics, primarily during the application and welcome stages
• PSS representative on the department’s EDI Committee in 2022/23 

Office Hours:

  • Tuesday, 2.30pm to 3.30pm.

Room: SAR.1.03d
Tel: +44 (0)20 7107 5409
Email: m.betts1@lse.ac.uk

Dr Edlira Gjonca
Project Administrative Officer 

Responsible for:

• Programme Administration for MPhil/PhD International History in the Department
•This includes admission enquiries, induction, student staff liaison committee enquiries and LSE PhD Studentships
• Alumni relations and careers programmes and their activities in the Department

Room: SAR.1.03d
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 7543

Email:
• ih.phdadmin@lse.ac.uk
- For enquiries about the MPhil/PhD Programme in International History

• e.gjonca@lse.ac.uk 
- For all other enquiries

Office Hours:

  • In-person: Tuesday and Thursday, 10:30am to 12:30pm.

Ms Laila Yousofi
Web and Digital Resource Editor

Responsible for:

• Day-to-day managing of the department’s social media channels (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram) and department's presence in the School’s app, the LSE Student Hub
• Developing and producing multi-media, graphic and written content for all online channels
• Promoting departmental events and news
• Digital marketing of degree programmes
• Managing the department’s blog (LSE International History Blog)
• Assisting and promoting the department's podcasts
• First point of contact on all website, social media, LSE Student Hub, blog and podcast matters relating to the department
• All aspects of our department's virtual learning environment, Moodle.

Office Hours:

  • Tuesday and Thursday, 10:30am to 11:30pm

Room: SAR 103g

Email:
• ih.socialnetworks@lse.ac.uk 
- For enquiries about our social media platforms and webpages

• ih.projectadmin@lse.ac.uk 
- For enquiries about Moodle

• l.yousofi@lse.ac.uk 
- For all other enquiries

Ms Hannah Thomas
International History Undergraduate Programmes and Moodle Graduate Intern

Responsible for building capacity in two areas of work:

• the Undergraduate Assessment Project

• the delivery of master’s programme courses on the Department’s VLE, Moodle

Room: SAR.1.03f
Emailh.thomas1@lse.ac.uk