Sources of support

Find out how to access support

If you have been affected by bullying, harassment or sexual violence please see our list of contacts below to access help and support. If you have experienced any form of bullying or harassment, you can report it online at lse.ac.uk/reportit

In an emergency, for urgent medical care or police assistance, please call the emergency services on 999.

For details of how to disclose or report sexual harassment or sexual violence to the School, please refer to the 'LSE guide to reporting sexual harassment or sexual violence' [PDF].

For staff guidance on responding to disclosures and reports from students, please refer to the 'LSE staff guide to handling cases of student sexual violence, harassment and abuse' [PDF].

If you require any information in alternative formats, please contact the EDI team.

Experienced bullying, harassment or sexual misconduct? Speak to LSE's Safe Contacts

LSE Safe Contacts are members of LSE staff who have received training and can offer a confidential 'signposting' service for staff and students who may be experiencing some form of bullying or harassment. Some of the Safe Contacts have received enhanced sexual violence training and can support those who have experienced sexual misconduct or sexual violence. Depending on circumstances, a Safe Contact may also be able to offer advocacy, for example help with writing letters of support for survivors of sexual violence and accessing independent specialist support where required. 

The Safe Contacts are all volunteers, who are committed to supporting LSE’s inclusive working, studying and social environment.

Safe Contacts are supported by the EDI Office who work with others across LSE to maintain this important resource.  

To find out more about or be connected with a Safe Contact, please contact Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (edi@lse.ac.uk) in the first instance 020 7106 1229.

Alternatively, you can contact a Safe Contact directly. Contact details for each Safe Contact is listed in their individual profiles below.

If you would like to speak to a Safe Contact who has recieved advanced Sexual Violence Training, please contact Bingchun Meng or Jennie Stayner.

Lucy Ariyadasa

 

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Lucy Ariyadasa
Department of Management 
L.M.Ariyadasa@lse.ac.uk

Lucy Ariyadasa, Programme Administrator for the Department of Management. I have been at LSE for three years and have been a Safe Contact since June 2018.

 

Pete Evanson

 

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Pete Evanson
Student Services Centre
P.Evanson@lse.ac.uk

My name is Pete Evanson and I have been the School Senior Advocate for Students for just under a year.  I am responsible for the general oversight of the student experience, especially pastoral and welfare aspects.

 

Bingchun Meng

 

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Bingchun Meng
Advisor to Female Students
Department of Media and Communications
b.meng@lse.ac.uk

Dr Bingchun Meng is Associate Professor and Deputy Head of the Department of Media and Communications at LSE. In addition to this, she serves as Programme Director for the MSc Global Media and Communications (LSE & Fudan). Dr Meng has received training on sexual violence and harassment.

 

Michele Sahrle


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Michele Sahrle
Student Services Centre
m.sahrle@lse.ac.uk


Michele is the Deputy Head of Student Services.  She has over 20 years of experience of working in higher education and has been at LSE for four years.  Michele has been a Safe Contact for Bullying and Harassment at LSE since January 2017. 

 

Astrid Soiza

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Astrid Soiza
Student Services Centre
a.soiza@lse.ac.uk

My name is Astrid and I have been at LSE since 2010. I have had a number of roles in the Academic Registrar’s Division, and am currently the Exams and Course Selection Manager.  I have a very keen interest in student and staff wellbeing, so took on the role of a Safe Contact in summer 2019.

 

Jennie Stayner

 

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Jennie Stayner
Department of Economic History
j.c.stayner@lse.ac.uk

I’ve worked in Higher Education Administration since 2003 in 3 different institutions and have been at LSE since 2016. I have worked in academic departments for my entire career and my favourite part of my job is meeting and working with students. In my spare time I love watching films, being creative by knitting and sewing, spending time with my family and friends, and doing yoga. 

I have received training for sexual violence and harassment support and have been a Safe Contact since 2018. I am also an LGBT+ Ally. 

 

Angharad Thain

 

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Angharad Thain
LSE Faith Centre
A.E.Thain@lse.ac.uk

Angharad works with the Chaplain to manage the LSE Faith Centre leadership programmes, interfaith activities, dialogues and public events. Her wider interests include feminism, disarmament, identity and narrative.

 

Sexual Violence Support Worker

Sexual Violence Support worker, from Rape Crisis South London, visits LSE once a month and is here if you would like a safe space to talk about any sexual violence you have experienced, or to find out about longer term support.

To book a confidential appointment, email the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion team on edi.svsupport@lse.ac.uk

Who else at LSE can offer support? Get in touch with other LSE contacts

Want to know about other forms of support? Check out external contacts