Internal Communications Team

As part of the Communications Division, we lead central messaging for current staff and students to keep our community informed and connected. We can help by: 

  • Enhancing staff and student experience through joined-up and cohesive communications  
  • Advising on communications best practice and appropriate channels to maximise the impact of your messaging 
  • Acting as consultants for your projects that involve communicating with the LSE community 
  • Facilitating two-way communication and feedback opportunities between students, staff and the School 
  • Connecting and fostering our network of communicators around LSE.

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Meet the team

Abi Black – Student Communications Officer,  

Talk to me about: Student News, Student Hub, plasma screens and general student communications. 

Alison (Ali) Annenberg – Staff Communications Manager,

Talk to me about: how to connect and engage with the Internal Communications team and our work, staff communications strategy, communicating big projects, all-School messages, our communications channels and communicating LSE 2030.

Carly Norton – Student Communications Manager,

Talk to me about: student communications strategy, student experience and engagement, student milestone communications and planning (from Welcome to graduation).  

Clara Rawlings – Communications Manager (Education and Student Experience),

Talk to me about: communicating student experience change projects and making your student messaging as effective as possible. 

Imogen Withers – Director of Communications,

Talk to me about: internal communications and engagement across the School.

Elle Mignacca – Staff Internal Communications Officer,

Talk to me about: Staff News and general staff communications. If you want to share your news with staff, then get in touch via the link in our newsletter guidelines

Kathryn Cook – Communications Change Manager,  

Talk to me about: the new student communications identity, how can we be flexible within that framework and what on earth do we mean by 'categorising'.   

Kay O’Neill - Communications Project Officer,

Talk to me about: the new student communications identity, capturing the LSE experience in student photography and methods of gauging staff and student feedback.

Olivia Broome – Staff Communications Manager (on secondment until December 2023),

Talk to me about: change projects which impact staff experience, staff campaigns and strategies, communications best practice, and ways to build community through communication and engagement.

Peyton Babbe – Communications Support Officer,

Talk to me about: key communications updates for Course Selection and Timetabling Change Programme (CSTCP).


How we're supporting LSE 2030

Here are some of our favourite collaborations with different areas of our School:

  • Reimaging LSE from the student perspective to ensure consistently excellent student experience through our student communications programme.
  • Delivering Future Ways of Working which brings together people, technology and space to help Professional Services Staff at LSE thrive within their roles.
  • Facilitating two-way communication and making staff and student voices heard through our programme of leadership engagement activity.  

How do I...? Answers to frequently asked questions

Use the LSE student communications identity? 

Bring your student communications to life using LSE’s vibrant look and feel, and inclusive tone of voice. Visit the student communications identity toolkit for guidance and templates. 

Write great content to submit to Staff and Student News?  

Our newsletter guidelines contain everything you need to know about submitting content.

Submit an obituary to the LSE condolences blog? 

The LSE condolences blog is a space to share memories of LSE colleagues who have passed away. Please email if you would like to remember someone on the blog.

Make engaging plasma slides for display around campus? 

Use our student communications identity toolkit for tips on creating engaging plasma slides. If you would like your plasma slides to be added to the central School screens, please email  

Connect with other comms people at LSE? 

Anyone whose role involves student or staff communications is invited to join the LSE Communications Network! Join the Teams channel to chat with colleagues, access the latest content from around LSE, and attend planning, training and networking events.