If you have people other than LSE students and/or staff attending or speaking at your event (ie people without a LSE ID card) you will need to make arrangements to allow for access for your guests as well as meeting the requirements detailed in the opening events to the public section above. Remember to submit your event form to the Students Union in advance.
Visits to LSE by high-profile political figures can require a lot of preparation, to ensure appropriate arrangements for reception, security and so on – especially if the visitor is to make a public appearance. Also, the Director will wish to know about them, for example in cases in which she will try, as a courtesy, to be available to greet the visitor. Staff or students planning to invite anyone in the following categories should inform the Directorate's office (Directorate@lse.ac.uk) at least 15 working days before the proposed visit:
- current or former Heads of State
- current or former Heads of Government (such as Prime Ministers)
- current UK government ministers (including the First Ministers of Scotland and Wales)
- any high-profile political figure whose presence on campus can be expected to arouse strong feelings and responses among the LSE community or the public.
This will enable the relevant staff in the Directorate, LSE Security, Communications Division and the events “risk spotters” network to be informed.
Contact the reception of access controlled buildings the day before your event to make arrangements for external visitors;
32 Lincoln Inn Fields; LSE.32L.Reception@lse.ac.uk,
New Academic Building; LSE.NAB.Reception@lse.ac.uk,
Pankhurst House, Fawcett House and Pethick-Lawrence House; LSE.Clementsinn.Receptions@lse.ac.uk,
Centre Building; LSE.CBG.Reception@lse.ac.uk
The Old Building is also access controlled at the weekends so please speak to the reception staff in advance for weekend access and email the attedee list to R.Mulcahy@lse.ac.uk.
For large events you will need to arrange to have a steward opposite the reception desk in the entrance of the building, where non LSE attendees can register and be checked against the attendee list and the attendees should be provided with a ticket which is easily identifiable to LSE security staff if attendees will be going in and out of the building.