Flying Start Induction

Welcome to LSE, an exceptional university at the heart of an exceptional city

Flying Start induction is a one-day in-person event (10am - 4pm, on campus) designed for staff new to the organisation and staff returning to work following a period of extended leave. 

The aim of Flying Start is to demonstrate who we are at LSE: our values, our culture, our strategic priorities; and how everyone plays an important role in contributing to and developing the LSE community.

Flying Start will provide opportunities to network and build connections and gain a greater appreciation of the wider organisational context.

Presentations and interactive sessions will include: 

  • Welcome from our LSE President and Vice Chancellor
  • Staff wellbeing opportunities and support
  • Student information and support
  • Introduction to Ethics, Equity Diversity and Inclusion, Unions and Staff Networks at LSE
  • LSE campus get to know
  • Sustainability focus
  • Professional and personal development opportunities
  • Overview from our Deputy Chief Operating Officer

Upcoming dates

Flying Start induction -  2023-2024

  • Monday, 22 January 2024
  • Monday, 26 February 2024
  • Thursday, 21 March 2024
  • Tuesday, 16 April 2024
  • Thursday, 16 May 2024
  • Thursday, 13 June 2024
  • Thursday, 11 July 2024
  • Thursday, 18 July 2024

Staff can book their places directly via the training and development system. Alternatively, managers can book places for new staff members by emailing

Flying Start resources

Further resources to support your LSE induction journey will be added here during Winter term 2024.


If you have any further queries, do not hesitate to contact a member of the Organisational Learning team at