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Upcoming events with PfAL

PfAL has been an inspiring forum to challenge myself and other enthusiastic young Africans to learn from each other.

The Programme for African Leadership is an extra-curricular programme focused on leadership development and networking, available exclusively to graduate students of African nationality currently studying at the School.

Upcoming PfAL events 

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Ubuntu Cafe

To celebrate Africa Day will be organising our latest Ubuntu Cafe. More details will be announced in due course. 

Date: 25 May

Time: TBC

Venue: TBC


 Past PfAL events 

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Thesis Bootcamp

Writing a Master’s dissertation can be an enriching and memorable experience but we know it can be difficult to get started, maintain momentum and stay motivated. The Dissertation Bootcamp is an opportunity to learn tips and strategies, receive feedback on your work so far and spend time dedicated developing your thesis. The Bootcamp is more relevant to postgraduate students who are in the early writing stages, or who have begun their research and would like to review their process so far and plan their next steps.

  • Interactive workshop
  • Immersive writing day
  • 1-1 coaching with researchers and LSE alumni
  • Peer mentoring
  • Lunch!

The Bootcamp will include the following sessions. 

  • Dedicated 'Write Time' sessions
  • Group reflections to share progress 
  • 'Build your Thesis' with Lego Serious Play (subject to sign ups)
  • Panel session with recent alumni
  • Lunch (1-2pm)
  • Distinction Dissertation workshop by Dr Souad Mohamed (2-3pm)
  • Feedback session with FLIA staff and researchers 

Time: 10am - 5pm

Date: Thursday, 13 July

Venue: FAW 9.05 (Research Suites above the FLIA)

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PfAL Connect

PfAL Connect is an exciting new initiative from the Programme for African Leadership aimed at fostering connection, amplifying opportunities and support between the LSE Africa alumni community and the PfAL alumni network with the current PfAL cohort.




Meet Firoz Lalji: Founder of PfAL

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Programme for African Leadership, Firoz Lalji Institute for Africa, 8th Floor, Pethick-Lawrence House, Clement's Inn, London, WC2A 2AE

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