Change Makers- Meet the Change Makers who are leading on the enhancement of your education and experience across LSE through independent research.
Student Academic Mentor Programme (SAM) is a student-to-student mentoring model, designed by students, for students. Read more here.
Mentor Groups- All students (UG and MSc) are grouped into Mentor Groups – small groups of students who have the same Academic Mentor and who may work together through the year with each other and their Academic Mentor, as well as potentially on Departmental academic and community activities. Mentor groups are central to the Social Policy Departmental community. Read more here.
Student & Alumni partnerships- Our Academic and Professional Skills Officer, Kylie Patterson, works with our alumni community to support current students with the transition from university to the world of work or further education. Kylie runs an Alumni mentoring scheme for 2nd and 3rd year undergraduate students. Kylie also connects our alumni community with our current students through various workshops and networking events throughout the academic year.
Events- The Department's programme of events aims to bring students together and have the opportunity to socialise with each other, faculty and alumni.
Our ongoing International Social and Public Policy seminar series brings together international Scholars working on topics relevant to Social Policy in a global context and are a fantastic opportunity for our community to engage in the latest conversations around cutting edge research.
Find out about all of the ways that we will communicate and share information with you here.
RACE MATTERS is a practical initiative developed by Dr Sunil Kumar and Dr Vanessa Hughes, in the Department of Social Policy. It proposes a plan of concrete action via three spaces that enable students and staff to talk about ‘race’ and other racialised discriminations and how it can contribute to a decolonised International Social and Public Policy education and experience. The three spaces are:
- Film showings and discussion.
- Reading groups: Material in the form of literary texts, poetry, op-eds, blogs and podcasts.
- Experiential Groups: To provide safe spaces to discuss anti-racism and anti-discrimination of other racial social groupings from around the world, such as Dalits and indigenous and first nation peoples.
All information on the initiative is accessible through a dedicated Moodle page, accessible to current students.