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Enhance Series

These sessions are for enhancing your education at LSE Gender through targeted professional development, academic support and cohort socials. 

The benefits of my degree went well beyond the title and included the development of a strong personal, intellectual and professional trajectory into critical theory, gender and development studies. Now working in a UN institution, I use those lenses gained at LSE Gender to analyse, navigate and perhaps change this world.

Rachele Megna, Progamme Analyst at UN Women– MSc Gender, Development and Globalisation 2015

I used my MSc as a catalyst in a career switch. Prior to my master's, I was mainly in violence prevention as a volunteer. Studying gender allowed me to focus on finding a position that employed gender theory and violence prevention and now I use what I learned a great deal.

Suzannah Rogan, Senior Programme Specialist at Futures Without Violence - MSc Gender, Media and Culture 2016

Alumni: many Enhance sessions are open to alumni, email gender@lse.ac.uk if you would like to attend.

Current students: registration links and locations can be found via your Student Hub calendar or in the departmental newsletters. 

 Events coming soon for 2024-25 academic year


Past Enhance Events:


LSE Gender Movie Night Social

AT WK 1: Wednesday 27 September 5-8pm, CBG Square Marquee

Come along to see “Everything Everywhere All at Once” with your cohort

Introduction to LSE Careers: options with your Gender degree and building a career plan

AT WK 3: Wednesday 11 October 12.30-1.45pm, MAR.2.08

Rachel Power, LSE Careers Consultant for the Gender Department, will provide an overview of the careers support available to students from the Department of Gender. The session will provide practical information on how to book online one to one careers meetings, sign up for seminars, employer and alumni events, and also search for jobs and internships on the LSE Careers 'Career Hub' portal. The session will also include a careers Q&A with Rachel and will additionally focus on strategies to develop a career narrative and market skills and strengths during job search and the application process.

Feminist Movements Around the World (FMAW): An Introduction

AT WK 3: Thursday 12 October 6-8pm, Alumni Centre

Join LSE Gender Alumni Milena D’Atri for an introduction to this initiative, where students share their experiences of feminist movements in their countries, with the aim of creating a peerlearning space and a community within the Gender Department. Come along to meet Milena, share your own and learn more about how you can get involved! See Milena’s piece about the initiative on the Engenderings blog here.

LSE Life Essay Writing Workshop

AT WK 4: Monday 16 October 12.15-1.45pm, CBG.1.01

Join Dr Sarah Taylor, LSE Life Learning Developer, in a bespoke workshop for LSE Gender students to help you with the confidence and skills for essay writing. A must for anyone about to start a formative!

Recent Alumni Q&A Session

AT WK 4: Monday 16 October 6-8pm, Alumni Centre

An opportunity to meet with LSE Gender Alumni working in London. Join us to hear about their experiences of studying in the Department and LSE, how they have navigated life after graduation, and their career journey. A great opportunity to connect with the LSE Gender Alumni Community.

One-to-one Career Appointments

AT WK 10: Various times available to book

Book a one-to-one career advice appointment with Rachel Power, our fantastic Department advisor

LSE Gender Christmas Drinks

AT WK 11: Wednesday 6 December 5-6.30pm, Gender Department

Join us for Christmas drinks and nibbles in the department.

Welcome Back Tea

WT WK 1: Wednesday 17 January 5-6pm, Gender Department

We hope you’ll join us for a Welcome back tea in the Department on the first Wednesday of Winter Term, when we’ll gather together as a Department to reunite after the break and welcome our new faculty!

Marking Criteria and Degree Classification

WT WK 3: Tuesday 30 January 10-11am, PAR.2.03

During this session, our Deputy Head of Teaching, Dr Sadie Wearing and Deputy Head of Research, Dr Ania Plomien, will cover the Department of Gender Studies Marking Criteria and how LSE degrees are calculated. This will be a useful session to attend before receiving feedback on your first summative assessments. You’ll also have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about this. No need to sign-up, just come along.

Applications essentials workshop: International Organisations/INGOs/CSOs

WT WK 3: Wednesday 31 January 5-6.30pm, MAR.1.10

A careers session for students in the Department of Gender interested in applying for opportunities with International Organisations, International NGOs and Civil Society Organisations Join LSE Gender, Development and Globalisation fellow, Dr. Gloria Novović and LSE Careers Consultant Rachel Power for this informative and interactive session focused on applying to IOs, INGOs and CSOs. Gloria will share insights and expertise from her own career in the sector, including her experience in recruiting candidates and applying for translating theoretical knowledge into institutional settings. Rachel will be on hand to provide advice on planning a job search strategy, constructing career narratives and communicating skills and motivation during the application process. A tailored session exclusively for students from all MSc programmes in the Department of Gender.

What’s it like to do a PhD in Gender?

WT WK 3: Thursday 1 February 5.30-7pm, Gender Department

Meet some of our current Gender PhD students in this informal session where you’ll learn more about what it’s like to do a PhD and have the opportunity to ask any questions about applications, funding, challenges faced, advice and more.

Careers in International Development and Gender Panel

WT WK 3: Friday 2 February 11am-12pm, Zoom

The session will be chaired by 2022 alum, Jirada Phetlam, and is focused on careers in international development and gender. The speakers Dr. Maxi Ussar, Arti Lad, and Maria Jose Guevara Duque, are alumni of the Departments of Gender Studies and International Relations. They have expertise in consulting, development, and project management from well-known institutions such as USAID, UNICEF, and various UN offices around the world. Please join us in hearing more about their experiences entering the field and how their studies here at LSE contributed to that journey

LSE Gender ‘Sip and Paint’

WT WK 5: Friday 16 February, 3:30-5:00pm

An opportunity to get together on the last afternoon before Reading Week, for a creative activity with your LSE Gender peers. Painting materials and a drink will be provided. You’ll be guided through a painting activity and have the option to explore your creative side. No painting experience is needed – all levels of artistic ability will be welcomed! Spaces are limited, so please only sign-up if you can definitely attend and let us know if you need to cancel your space.

Thesis to book: publishing workshop

WT WK 8: Friday 8 March 3-5pm

Hear from Professor Clare Hemmings about turning your PhD thesis into a book manuscript.

Alumni Networking Social

WT WK 11: Monday 25 March 6-8pm, Alumni Centre

Join us for an evening of semi-structured speed networking and socialising between alumni and current students.

Talking about your Gender MSc and other experience at interviews 

ST WK 3: Wednesday 15 May, 2.30-4.00pm - registration on Career Hub 

A professional development seminar for students in the Department of Gender focused on preparing for interviews and how best to talk about your time at LSE and other experiences to potential employers. LSE Careers Consultant Rachel Power will be providing advice, support and encouragement in this practical and interactive professional skills seminar for students in the Department of Gender. Rachel will be focusing different approaches to prepare for interviews and will be on hand to offer plenty of tips and advice based on her previous experience working together with Gender students. This will be an interactive session, with opportunities for participants to share knowledge and insights, in addition to asking questions regarding the recruitment processes.

Gender Department Spring Party! 

ST WK 3: Wednesday 15 May, 6.00-8.30pm -  register on Student Hub Calendar

In Week 3 of Spring Term, we will be hosting a special celebration of our Gender Community and all your hard work this year. 

UK Women’s Budget Group Training 

ST WK 3: Thursday 16 May, 1.30-4.30pm - register on Student Hub Calendar

WBG Trainer, Dr Liz Hind, will be putting on a 3-hour workshop about gender mainstreaming, gender-responsive budgeting, and the methods used by feminist economists in researching inequalities and communicating with the government and policymakers.   

Careers in Equity, Diversity and Inclusion 

ST WK 3: Thursday 16 May, 6.00-7.30pm - register on Student Hub Calendar

Hear from LSE Gender alumni who are established EDI consultants and strategists across a variety of sectors. This is your chance to ask questions about careers in EDI and how to use your degree from LSE Gender to enter the field. Speakers include:  

 Global Alumni Networking Zoom Social 

ST WK 4: Wednesday 22 May 2-3pm (BST), Zoom  - register on Student Hub Calendar

Join LSE Gender alumni from across the globe for a semi-structured networking social on Zoom. This session aims to support you forming relationships with international alumni with a diverse range of careers.  

Careers in Government and Civil Society 

ST WK 5: Wednesday 29 May 4-5.30pm (BST), Zoom  - register on Student Hub Calendar

Hear from LSE Gender alumni who are working in and with governments across a range of specialisms. This is your chance to ask questions about careers in gov and civil society and how to use your degree from LSE Gender to enter the field. Speakers include: 

  • Cecilia Passaniti Mezzano (Assistant Head, Defence Afghan Relocations and Resettlement - UK Ministry of Defence) 

  • Rhodes Erdogan (Senior Policy and Programme Manager, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights - UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office) 

  • Catalina Cañas Yañez (Policy Analyst and Gender Expert - Federal Government of Canada) 

  • Camila Bustamante Pérez (Advisor - Ministry of Social Development of Chile) 

  • Meril Taseli (Assistant of Budget Deputy Director-General - European Commission) 

Careers in Media and Communications  

ST WK 6: Wednesday 5 June 2-3.30pm (BST), Zoom  - register on Student Hub Calendar

Hear from LSE Gender alumni who are working in social media, film, broadcasting, journalism, cultural commentary and more. This is your chance to ask questions about careers in media and comms and how to use your degree from LSE Gender to enter the field. Speakers include: 


Contact us


Telephone +44 (0)207 955 7602


Email gender@lse.ac.uk


Address, Department of Gender Studies, London School of Economics and Political Science, Pankhurst House, Clement Inn, London, WC2A 2AE