Academic and Professional Development Division

Between them, the units in LSE’s Academic and Professional Development Division provide the following:

  • run degree programmes, courses and events
  • offer advice, opportunities and funding to advance the development of academic staff and students
  • support the implementation of educational strategy and policy across the School.

Dr Neil McLean is the Director of the LSE Academic and Professional Development Division. He can be reached on

LSE Educational Strategy Unit

The School’s new Educational Strategy Unit has been established to support the communication of educational strategy, policy and practice at LSE and in particular to facilitate the implementation and progress of the LSE Education Strategy 2015-2020.

ESU's Head, Jane Hindle, can be contacted on

LSE Language Centre

The Language Centre provides language courses, language support and services to LSE undergraduate students, post-graduate students, research students, LSE alumni, LSE staff and external students.

The Language Centre's Deputy Director, Alison Standring, can be contacted on


LSE LIFE is the new academic, personal and professional development centre for undergraduate and taught master’s students, housed in bespoke space on the ground floor of the Library and offering hundreds of events, workshops and one to one sessions each term.

LIFE's Head, Dr Claudine Provencher, can be contacted on


LSE’s flagship interdisciplinary course, LSE100: Thinking like a social scientist, introduces undergraduate students to the ways in which different disciplines analyse some of the major issues confronting contemporary societies.

LSE100's Director, Dr Jessica Templeton, can be contacted on

LSE Teaching and Learning Centre

LSE’s Teaching and Learning Centre offers events, formal qualifications and a range of development and funding opportunities to academic staff and those with teaching roles across the School.

TLC's Head, Dr Claire Gordon, can be contacted on