LSE Community Insights

Learn how the department and central LSE divisions can help you, and what services they offer

Check out the links below to find out more:



LSE Careers and International Relations 

LSE Careers offers support to students in the Department of International Relations throughout the year. Dedicated IR Career Consultants Dan Gendle (Undergraduate) and Caroline Lisser (Postgraduate) run a series of sessions throughout the year on tailoring your CV, applying for a PhD, connecting with alumni and much more! They also offer additional one-on-one appointments for IR students . 

To learn more visit LSE Careers.

There is also a get started with LSE Careers webpage including some great videos on how to use CareerHub. 

Catherine Reynolds is the Career Consultant for new and returning IR PhD students and she’s recorded this short video about Careers support for PhD students.

Watch the video for PhD students (3 mins) 



LSE Language Centre and International Relations

Find out about studying a language alongside your IR degree. Visit the Language Centre. We also offer language course subsidies for single honours IR students. Find out more.

Watch the video (4 mins)



Department of Methodology

This department offers teaching and support on research methods for postgraduate students across LSE. Visit their website.

Watch the introductory video (10 mins) LSE log-in required

Students can also view individual Methodology course videos.



LSE Digital Skills Lab

The Digital Skills Lab helps you develop the key skills you need to support your personal and professional development, and opportunities to increase your digital fluency. You can book online courses or in person workshops on AI, Excel, coding languages and much more.

Find out more on the Digital Skills Lab webpages

Check out MSc student Miranda’s blog post on making the most out of the Digital Skills Lab during your time at LSE.



Millennium Journal of International Studies

Millennium is based in the IR department and is a peer-reviewed and highly ranked international journal edited completely by post-graduate students. Each October, the annual Millennium conference is held at LSE. Students working with Millennium can enhance critical skills while gaining organisational experience and staying up-to-date with the latest research. 

Find out more



Grimshaw Club 

The Grimshaw Club is LSE’s oldest student society and has a special relationship with the International Relations Department. Established in 1923, it is open to students studying all subjects, with an interest in international affairs. The Grimshaw Club organises both social and academic activities throughout the year as well as international trips.

Find out more

Watch the 2022 video (3 mins)



LSE Phelan US Centre 

The LSE Phelan United States Centre is a hub for global expertise, analysis, commentary and useful resources on America. It runs a public event series with high profile speakers including academics and policymakers, the USA Politics and Policy (USAPP) blog, and the Undergraduate Research Assistantship (UGRA) programme, among other initiatives. 

Find out more



LSE Library 

You can visit the Library page on the Welcome microsite, which includes links to key services and information. 

In addition to using the library for research, you are able to book study rooms or study spaces throughout the Library. Our dedicated International Relations Librarian, Paul Horsler, provides individual research consultations for students and staff to help with finding information and using library resources effectively.

Watch the introductory video (3 mins)



LSE LIFE and Volunteer Centre

LSE LIFE is LSE's centre for academic, personal and professional development. The place where you can discover and develop skills you’ll use as a student and beyond.

Find out more

What is LSE LIFE, anyway? (general introduction)

Watch the video (10 mins)

Welcome to the LSE Volunteer Centre

Watch the 2022 video (1 min)



Student Wellbeing

Student Wellbeing offers one-to-one support for mental heath as well as peer and academic support. The Disability and Wellbeing Service offers confidential advice and support to students with  physical impairments, long-term health conditions, mental health conditions, specific learning difficulties, and autistic spectrum conditions.The Student Support Map signposts you to the support available at LSE.

Find out more



Videos for IR PhD students

Catherine Reynolds is the Career Consultant for new and returning IR PhD students and she’s recorded this short video about Careers support for PhD students.

Watch the video (3 mins) 

Watch the student community video about becoming an IR PhD student representative

Watch the 2022 video (1 min)

Watch the student community video about joining the International Relations Colloquium

Watch the 2022 video (4 mins)

Watch the introductory LSE Library video from Dr Paul Horsler on how to use library resources effectively.

Watch the introductory video (3 mins)