Education Symposium

The annual LSE Education Symposium offers staff and students the opportunity to meet, share ideas and discuss education at LSE.

This year, the Symposium will take place on Thursday 14 May at Conway Hall, Holborn, from 11am-5pm. 

In 2020, we explore the question “Does Research equal Education?” Discover how LSE’s world-class research already informs our students’ educations, hear about the challenges already encountered, and explore what more it can do to educate for impact. Join us for a full programme of panels and presentations, which will consider various themes around the intersection of research and education at the School. How can a research-rich education can offer and sustain an inclusive community of learners? How do our students engage with research within their programmes and how can we encourage and support our students to research beyond their curriculum and their time at the LSE? 

Key themes will be: 

  • Developing community and inclusive practice in a research-rich education 
  • Communicating about research 
  • Students as researchers 
  • Research in the curriculum 
  • Research beyond LSE 

Reserve your place using our booking form.

You can watch a brief video overview of last year's Symposium below, followed by a full recording of the 2019 keynote address from Professor Fung.

LSE Education Symposium 2019 short film

Education Symposium 2019 summary film Education Symposium 2019 summary film

Professor Dilly Fung - keynote Education Symposium address 

Previous Education Symposia

LSE Education Symposium 2019

Last year's Symposium took place on Thursday 2 May at The Lincoln Centre and two smaller LSE venues. See below for a summary of the schedule. You can download a more detailed programme schedule for the Symposium here.

The event featured presentations from members of the first cohort of LSE Student Change Makers.

The event was followed by the LSE Teaching Awards held in the Saw Swee Hock building in the evening.

Both LSE Director Dame Minouche Shafik and Pro-Director for Education Professor Dilly Fung addressed the Symposium in the afternoon. 

LSE Education Symposium 2019 schedule

Symposium 2019 schedule


 Lincoln Centre                                     



Parallel session - staff presenting

Chair: Claire Gordon

Frederic Basso, PBS

George Tzougas, Statistics


Parallel session - staff presenting

Chair: Sara Camacho-Felix

Leigh Jenco, Government

Sonya Onwu, Law









LSE Director's Welcome

Martha Ojo, LSESU

Change Makers at stalls


Change Makers presenting

Change Makers at stalls



Change Makers at stalls


Change Makers presenting

Change Makers at stalls





Parallel session - staff presenting

Chair: Lee-Ann Sequeira

Patrick Dunleavy, Government

Alex Voorhoeve, Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method

Parallel session - staff presenting

Chair: Mark Baltovic

Frank Cowell and Kasia Krajniewska, Economics

Patrick Wallis, Economic History


Keynote - Dilly Fung, Pro-Director for Education 





LSE Education Symposium 2018

The LSE Education Symposium 2018 focused on celebrating the best of education at LSE. It took place on Wednesday 9 May from 12.30-18.00 in the Parish Hall. 


12.30- Lunch and poster display

13.20- Welcome

13.30 - 14.15 Session 1 options

Teaching in a team: with Dr Sadie Wearing, Dr Jessica Templeton, Dr Jillian Terry, Chiara Sotis

Peer mentoring: with Dr Pik Liew and students

Academic Advising: with Sophie Wise

Capture the Market: with Geraldine Foley, Dr Jose Olivas-Osuna

14.25- 15.10 Session 2 options

London as my Lab: with Dr Taylor Sherman, Dr Ioanna Gouseti, Dr Tom Smith

Learning through film-making: with Dr Shani Orgad, Dr Lijing Shi

Building student community: with Adam Judge, Carl-Ludwig Campbell, Dr Richard Perkins

The Long Day of Young Peng (An Anthropology game): with Dr Andrea Pia

15.35 - 16.20 Session 3 options

LSE LIFE: Sunny side up – Engaging students by making connections: with Dr Erik Baurdoux, Maria Bell, Maria Laura Rojas-Vallejo, Gemma Stansfield and Jack Winterton

Blended learning: with Dr Savvas Verdis, Darren Moon

The Lottery of Life (A Social Policy game)

16.30- Professor Dilly Fung, Pro-Director for Education (Designate) will give the closing address:

Excellent education in research-rich institutions: towards a menu of opportunities for the LSE

What is distinctive about studying in LSE's research-rich culture? How can we build on this so that students from all backgrounds feel fully included, as co-investigators and producers of knowledge, in our scholarly community? In this session Professor Dilly Fung will explore a menu of opportunities for departments.

17.00- 18.00 Soft drinks and snacks ahead of the Students' Union Teaching Awards 2018