We are seeking volunteers from the LSE community to speak about their experiences of being at LSE during the time of COVID. This would involve around 3 hours of your time; a meeting to chat more about what is involved, and then the interview itself. We expect to carry out the interviews over the Lent and Summer term 2022, and we are working with volunteer doctoral students from LSE International History who will be conducting some of the interviews.
If you are a part of the LSE community, we want to hear from you! We are particularly interested in ensuring we capture as diverse a representation of the LSE community as possible, and will be interviewing students, professional and academic members of staff. We would welcome hearing from you if one of the following apply:
- You’re a member of a professional network such as Power, DAWN, Embrace, Spectrum, or the Parents and Carers Network.
- You kept our services running on campus during lockdown for example as a member of Cleaning Services or the Security Team.
- Students at all stages in their studies who may have been in London during lockdown or in another country.
- Early career researchers.
- Staff involved in hybrid teaching.
- People who worked or studied whilst also home schooling.
- People who were on furlough.
If you are interested in volunteering, please email us telling us a bit about your connection to LSE and your interest in volunteering (around 250 words) by Tuesday 1 February 2022. Whilst we might not be able to interview everyone that gets in touch, you can also submit written testimonies and other multimedia material in the second strand of the project (see below).