3 April 2020
I am profoundly grateful for your insight, messages of support and offers to help the School in response to my letter to our global LSE community of alumni, friends and partners. Thank you so much.
As we all continue to adapt to our new virtual environment, our Philanthropy and Global Engagement Division has been consulting with LSE colleagues and with our alumni and volunteer leadership to develop our programme to serve, engage and partner with alumni, friends and partners. These include the following:
Update your alumni profile
We are all being reminded that staying connected is more important than ever. Please ensure we have your up to date details so we can help to keep you connected with the LSE community.
Update your details
Access online resources and services
It’s a good time to remember what’s at your disposal from across the School. All alumni have free access to the LSE Library’s online e-journals, as well as to LSE Player, which hosts podcasts and video content on a range of topics.
Access online resources
Support students: Hardship, Wellbeing and Scholarship Funds
Many of you are asking how you can help the School and offer support to our current and future students. Thank you.
We are grateful to our alumni leadership who are working with us on our plans to welcome offer-holders into the LSE community through a virtual version of our existing global Destination LSE programme.
We have also identified three core funds to support our students during this unprecedented period of uncertainty. Our Hardship Fund helps in providing immediate support to students acutely affected financially by the global pandemic, while our Wellbeing Fund provides resources and initiatives to support current and future students’ mental health and community wellbeing. In these uncertain times, our Scholarship Fund will be essential as we seek to ensure that new students can take up their offers to study at LSE and reach their full potential.
Learn more about Student Support
Stay up to date on news and insight from LSE
As you would expect, during the coronavirus pandemic LSE’s academic community continues to provide expert knowledge and insight, policy analysis, and advice to national and international policy-makers. You can stay engaged with our intellectual contribution via a new portal coordinated by LSE’s School of Public Policy.
We are thinking of you all, particularly those who are unwell or caring for loved ones. Keep connected and please know we’re here.
Dame Minouche Shafik