School of Public Policy Networks and Associations
Association of Public Policy Students (APPS)
The Association of Public Policy Students (APPS) is an elected body of SPP students that serve as a resource for the student community.
Throughout the academic year, the APPS’s numerous committees and initiatives provide opportunities for students to engage with other classmates in professional and social activities.
Find out more about APPS
The School of Public Policy’s Womxn’s Network is a student-run organisation focused on the advancement and empowerment of students within the SPP and broader LSE community who are marginalised by the intersectionalities of gender and/or sexuality.
The Network aims to further encourage the inclusion of marginalised voices within policymaking through various events and forums designed to promote learning and open discussion.
Find out more about the Womxn's network
The Public Sphere Journal for Public Policy (PSJ)
The Public Sphere Journal (PSJ) is a journal of international policy studies produced by SPP students which features evidence-based research in economic policy, public management, international affairs, development studies and social policy.
The PSJ offers students an opportunity to combine their unique professional and personal experiences to create a journal of international policy studies, from the initial call for papers through to the print and launch.
Find out more about the PSJ
Hear about the experience from PSJ Managing Editor (2002)
LSE Student Union and Societies
Beyond SPP there are also plenty of ways to make the post of being #partofLSE from joining one of over 200 societies, to volunteering for a local charity, or attending a public lecture by a world-leading figure.
Find out more about LSE Students' Union
School of Public Policy External Networks and Opportunities
Turner MBA Investment Impact Network and Training (MIINT)
The Turner MBA Investment Impact Network and Training (MIINT) Competition gives SPP students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in impact investing by sourcing and conducting due diligence on real-world, early-stage impact investment opportunities.
The MIINT competition process is supported by LSE's Marshall Institute. Find out more about the process.
Hear about the experience from our 2022 participants.
School of Public Policy Professional Development Programmes and Activities
Policy in Practice (PiP) seminars
We run regular seminars through the year to connect SPP students with policy practitioners in a range of fields, either to learn more about the work of particular organisations and sectors or to develop new skills.
These seminars are designed specifically for SPP students and provide them with an opportunity to connect classroom learning to real world scenarios.
Recent speakers have included:
Hugh Cole, Director of Policy and Strategy for the City of Cape Town
Carlos Raúl Morales, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Guatemala 2014 – 2017.
Find out about more past sessions
SPP Professional Skills Accelerator
The SPP offers an extensive and tailored programme of Professional Skills for Public Policy. This is especially designed to complement the skills and insights that students gain as part of the programme curriculum and equip them with the necessary skills for the next step in their career.
Students will benefit from a series of training workshops with experienced practitioners and experts in key areas of professional development such as leadership, negotiation and persuasive communication.
Find out more about the Professional Skills Accelerator
SPP students have the opportunity to join Dean Andrés Velasco and expert guests for topical discussion and Q&A over lunch.
This provides a great opportunity for smaller groups of students to connect with our Dean and to engage – and challenge – policy experts in an informal setting.
Life in London
LSE is based on one campus in the centre of London. Despite its central location, many of the streets around campus are pedestrianised, meaning the campus feels like a real community.
London is an exciting, vibrant and colourful city. It's also an academic city, with more than 400,000 university students. Whatever your interests or appetite you will find something to suit your palate and pocket in this truly international capital. Make the most of career opportunities and social activities, theatre, museums, music and more.
Read why we think London is a fantastic student city, find out about key sights, places and experiences for new Londoners.
Find out more about the latest news from our student community:
Welcome new students - In September we welcomed over 250 new students to the SPP.
MPP symposium - MPP students came together to give their final presentations for their group policy projects which were undertaken with leading external organisations.