student opportunities

Student Opportunities

in the Department of Social Policy

There are so many ways you can get involved and be part of the LSE community!
Find out more here.

There are also many ways you can get involved in Department activities! Check out the information in each section below to find out more about the opportunites and related roles!

We will also be providing opportunities for you to find out more in Welcome Week which will provide lots more information about the various opportunities available.

Student Academic Representatives

Student Academic Representatives Student Academic Representatives
Student Academic Representatives London School of Economics and Political Science

Student Academic Representatives are important people in the Department and the School! Their role is to speak for students and represent them in discussions with Department Faculty and Professional staff. They help the department to constantly work to improve the student experience both in and outside of the classroom. Student representatives from each programme will be elected at the start of the year and training will be provided by the Student’s Union. You can find out more about the role of the Student Academic Representatives here and on the LSE SU website here.

How can I get involved?

Students interested in the position will need to submit a 200 word (max) expression of interest which will then be made available to all students in the Department at the start of the year. Those who have expressed interest will also be given the opportunity to make a short video statement outlining why they wish to be elected. However, this is not compulsory: any student who may wish to stand on the basis of their statement alone may also do so.

Students will then vote for who they would like to represent their programme via an online poll by the end of Michaelmas Term week 3.

Please submit expressions of interest to the following emails:

Undergraduate Student Academic Representatives: socialpolicy.ug@lse.ac.uk
Postgraduate Student Academic Representatives: socialpolicy.msc@lse.ac.uk

 

Student Events Committee


Student Events Committee Student Events Committee
Student Events Committee London School of Economics and Political Science

A student-led events committee is formed at the start of each academic year. Students on the committee are given a budget and the freedom to organise both academic and social events. The committees are expected to hold regular meetings and organise events throughout the year that are inclusive for all students in the Department. This year more than any, it is important for you to get involved and shape your experience. This is a great way to do that!

How can I get involved?

If you are interested in being part of the MSc events committee please email socialpolicy.msc@lse.ac.uk, if you are interested in the BSc events committee please email socialpolicy.ug@lse.ac.uk with your expression of interest.

 

 

Social Policy Blog


Social Policy Blog Social Policy Blog
Social Policy Blog London School of Economics and Political Science

The Department runs a Social Policy blog which features regular submissions from Faculty, PhD, MSc and UG students. As a Social Policy student you not only have the opportunity to contribute to the blog, but also the opportunity to act as Student Editors. Editors are appointed at the start of the academic year and will be responsible primarily for sourcing and editing submissions from students and external contributors. Student Editors will also be able to be involved in supporting the Chief Editors with the general management of the blog.

How can I get involved?

If you are interested in being involved with the Social Policy Blog, whether it be contributing or editing please email socialpolicy.phd@lse.ac.uk with your expression of interest.

Green Impact Team

Green Impact Team Green Impact Team
Green Impact Team London School of Economics and Political Science

Each year the Department takes part in the national sustainability programme ‘Green Impact’. Green Impact is an accredited programme which empowers teams of staff and students across the School to promote green practices through the completion of workbook actions and project work. Those who volunteer for the Green Impact team will be expected to help organise green initiatives and events throughout the year and promote sustainable practices in the Department and the School. Find out more about our Green Impact team.

How can I get involved?

Email socpol.greenimpact@lse.ac.uk if you would like to be involved in our Green Impact Team

Yearbook Committee

A student Yearbook Committee is formed at the start of the academic year tasked with creating and developing yearbooks which will serve as a souvenir for Social Policy students due to graduate the following year. Students on the committee will be responsible for developing a high-quality personalised publication and act as an editorial team responsible for deciding on the design of the book and the content to be included. 

How can I get involved?

If you are interested in being part of the MSc events committee please email socialpolicy.msc@lse.ac.uk, if you are interested in the BSc events committee please email socialpolicy.ug@lse.ac.uk with your expression of interest.

 

If you have any questions about any of the opportunities available then please feel free to contact us!