Equity, diversity and inclusion


LSE supports diversity, inclusiveness, equal access, equitable treatment and multicultural understanding

The School's overall work on equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) is led by LSE's EDI Office.

Business Disability Forum (BDF)

BDF are a not-for-profit organisation that works with businesses to support employees with disabilities. They provide training, expertise and resources for managers and staff about disability. This is an important issue for LSE as 19% of working age adults have a disability, and 96% of disabilities are not visible.

BDF have over 20 years’ experience working with private and public sector organisations. Their 300 members include Manchester Metropolitan University who received Gold Disability Standard status in 2017.

There is a huge list of benefits of membership available to all LSE staff.  All colleagues can register with their LSE email address to access line manager guides, a mental health module and specialised toolkits. There is also an advice service for managers and resources on recruitment, adjustments and communications.

LSE Faith Centre

The Faith Centre, found on the second floor of the Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, is a unique space on campus, home to the LSE’s diverse religious activities, transformational interfaith leadership programmes, wellbeing classes, and a reflective space for all staff and students away from the noise of campus life. You can find a Cave for meditation, male and female Islamic prayer and washrooms and a bookable space for all student faith societies. Jummah prayers are held on Fridays at 1pm in the Venue, in the basement of the Saw Swee Hock Student Centre.  

The Faith Centre team is working to make the LSE campus fully faith-inclusive and we have a team of asscociate chaplains available to speak confidentially on any issue arising during your time at the LSE regardless of faith or belief.

The Faith Centre is open every day from 9.30am to 5.30pm, with your LSE staff or student card needed for out of hours access. More information on what is going on in the Faith Centre and religious provision at LSE can be found online at www.lse.ac.uk/faithcentre  and any questions can be emailed to faithcentre@lse.ac.uk.  

Ask at the Faith Centre reception for more details on our programmes.

Disabled access to campus buildings

The School's Student Disability and Well-being Service is located on the third floor of Pethick-Lawrence House (formerly Tower 3), Room 3.02 - entrance via lifts in Fawcett House (formerly Tower 2).  It provides guidance and information about services for disabled students. Any inaccessible activity will be moved to accommodate students with mobility difficulties, Disability and Well-being Service staff can advise. For an accessibility campus map please see the accessibility map (PDF)

Access guides to LSE buildings

DisabledGo have produced detailed access guides to the LSE campus and residences, and route maps between key locations. These are available at lse.ac.uk/AccessAble 

Specialist Facilities

Following extensive discussions with the Network of Disabled Staff and Students (NODSS), LSESU LGBT Alliance and Spectrum, it was agreed that accessible facilities should be re-assigned as gender neutral facilities by the LSE Estates Division. Check here for the exact location of these facilities (PDF).