Notes from the Director’s Q&A: Director Shafik proud of year’s achievements

In the latest student and director Q&A, LSE’s leadership team expressed their pride in all that has been achieved in the last year, the ongoing support from the university and its plans for the future.

Wolfson Foundation Grants LSE £1 million for Redevelopment

The Wolfson Foundation, a charity awarding grants to promote excellence in various academic fields, has awarded LSE £1 million towards its Centre Buildings Redevelopment, part of LSE’s ongoing campus renovation. LSE’s Centre Buildings development will result in a new 15-storey…

‘LSE Pay Up’ campaign holds rally

The ‘LSE Pay Up’ campaign, organised by LSE’s three trade unions: UCU, UNISON and Unite, held a rally last Wednesday as part of its attempt to increase support staff salaries. Support staff (other than senior management and academic staff; also known…

‘LSE Pay Up’ calls for equality in staff pay

Since 2004, support staff (other than senior management and academic staff; also known as Professional Service Staff) have had real term pay cuts since 2009, meaning that salaries have increased but not in line with inflation rates. Over the last…

Forum with Director

On Monday the 6th LSE Director Dame Minouche Shafik held the first student-only forum of the academic year. Held at The Venue, the event was marked by an overall relaxed atmosphere. Attendance was not large – around 80 undergrads and…

LSE’s First Female Director Begins Term

The LSE’s 16th Director, Dame Nemat Talaat Shafik, better known by her nickname Minouche, began her term on the 1st of September 2017 and has since completed her third week. Dr Shafik is the LSE’s first permanent female Director and was…