Education Symposium and Forums

Our annual LSE Education Symposium is taking place on Friday 9 June 2023 (10am-4pm GMT) on the theme of ‘Assessment: what is it good for?

This theme is particularly timely given current discussions in the higher education sector about the future of education and assessment in the context of the rapidly changing world of work and the emergence of generative artificial intelligence tools.

The Symposium will combine guest speakers from outside the School with intriguing practice sharing from our LSE colleagues. We hope this will provoke a series of interesting presentations and discussions. 

The Symposium will be a hybrid event taking place on LSE campus in the Marshall Building with the possibility for speakers and attendees to join online. It is open to all LSE staff and students. You can download the schedule here (details of additional contributors will be added shortly!)

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LSE Education Symposium 2019 short film

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Previous Education Symposia

Education Forums in 2022/23

Lent Term LSE Education Forum - Inclusive Education: Challenges and Opportunities

Wednesday 8 March (10.30am-12.30pm) 

The education forum in Lent Term opened up a discussion on the challenges and opportunities of inclusive education at LSE. We focused on student identities and ways in which we can ensure that no student remains ‘invisible in the classroom’ and the challenges of creating and maintaining inclusive learning environments. See below for the schedule:

10.30-10.40am Opening Professor Emma McCoy (Pro-Vice Chancellor for Education) and Dr Akile Ahmet (Eden Centre)

10.40-11.20am What are the challenges of facilitating inclusive and principled spaces in student group work? Dr Shereen Fernandez (Department of Sociology), Dr Emma Taylor and Dr Jillian Terry (LSE100)

11.20-11.40am Inclusive education and seeing each others' humanity in the classroom Sarah Garrone (Eden Centre) and members of the Student Education Panel

11.40am-12pm Facilitated discussions in groups

12-12.30pm EDI and Student Identities: Policies and Teaching Practice Dr Leticia Sabsay (Department of Gender Studies)

Michaelmas Term LSE Education Forum – Community and Student Voices at LSE

We hosted our termly Education Forum on Tuesday 29 November (2-4pm). This was our first Forum chaired by Professor Emma McCoy, our new Pro-Director for Education, and featured the usual mixture of staff practice, insight and student partnership.

You can download the programme schedule here

LSE Education Symposium 2022

Our Education Symposium this year was held on campus in the Marshall Building (and online) on Friday 10 June (10am-4.15pm), chaired by LSE Pro-Director for Education Professor Dilly Fung, and organised around the theme of ‘Educating for the Common Good’. 

We were pleased to be able to welcome James Purnell (Vice-Chancellor, UAL), Martin Weller (Professor of Educational Technology, Open University) and Andrew Kirton (Lecturer in Sociology, University of Liverpool), who spoke to our theme from their respective experiences in HE. We also welcomed many LSE colleagues and student partners to make varied contributions regarding their practice and perspectives.

Please download the programme schedule here (pdf). You can also view some segments of the Symposium on our Eden Centre YouTube channel.

LSE Education Symposium 2021

Our annual Education Symposium took place online on Thursday 10 June (pm) and Friday 11 June (am) via Zoom. Our focus was ‘What will an LSE education look like in 2030?

Over two half-day sessions, we encouraged the School community of educators to reflect on the tumultuous and intensely adaptive year behind them, and to contribute to understanding and developing the emerging challenges of the years ahead of us.

The event featured TeachMeet presentations* from LSE colleagues, panels and perspectives from newer and experienced academics and guest external keynote speakers Kathe PelletierMark McCormack and D. Christopher Brooks from EDUCAUSE and Gilly Salmon

Take a look at the full Final 2021 schedule

*for those unfamiliar with 'TeachMeets', please see this useful summary document, especially if you're interested in presenting at a future Education Forum. If you are, please contact us on

LSE Education Symposium 2020

This was held on Tuesday 16 June (1-3pm). It was purely an online event for the first time, due to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Download the ST2020 LSE Education Forum Schedule here 

Pro-Director for Education Dilly Fung and other LSE colleagues contributed to a panel debate on the question “Post COVID-19, will education at LSE return to business as usual, or will there be lasting change?”, while staff from across the School talked about how they have adapted their approach to teaching and learning in response to the challenges of the global pandemic. The Forum closed with an eye firmly towards the future, with discussion groups focusing on LSE Curriculum Shift 2020 and planning for the coming academic year. 

You can watch presentations given at the Forum by our colleagues below:

Jacob Breslow (Department of Gender Studies)

Rishita Nandagiri (Department of International Development)

Jet G. Sanders (LSE Psychological and Behavioural Science)

LSE Education Symposium 2019

This 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