Together, we have...

Working together to enhance the experiences of everyone who works at LSE

This academic year we’ve been doing a lot to develop LSE for everyone. Your contributions to the Staff Survey and other feedback has helped guide our approach. This has involved consulting colleagues, developing initiatives and strengthening existing activity to create a healthy, empowered, inclusive and sustainable LSE.

Developing LSE for everyone is an important part of our 2030 strategy, and through its guiding principles, we’re continuing to invest in our community and enhance our services and infrastructure, working towards a vibrant workplace where everyone can excel.

Have a look at our collective progress below and keep an eye out in the New Year for more to come.

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Together, we have...

What are our key achievements from 2018-19?

  • We've opened the new Centre Building, a space in the heart of campus for everyone to enjoy.
  • LSE is recognised in Stonewall’s Top 100 Employers list, highlighting us as one of the best employers for lesbian, gay, bi and trans staff.
  • Delivered our third volunteer-led PSS conference with support from LSE academics, and shared our expertise to enhance ways of working and educating at our new Education Forums.
  • Launched our management apprenticeship scheme to support current and aspiring team leaders to develop practical management skills.
  • Continued to develop ways for staff to feed back and contribute, organising Staff Voice workshops, increased the number of forums with the School Management Committee and introduced Comments, Compliments and Concerns postcards across campus.
  • Changed staff events, replacing non-inclusive activities with a new programme open to all. This includes new initiatives such as the LSE Research Showcase and afternoon tea with the Director, so that the LSE community can come together and celebrate success.
  • Established new ways to support connectivity and collaboration, developing cluster groups to help working across departments, divisions and services.
  • Launched LSE Extras, our staff wellbeing and lifestyle benefits platform. Explore the ways you can save on everything from your weekly shop to your summer holiday!

 

Celebrating our community
Together we have: redeveloped our campus for the better, opening the new Centre Building and renaming our buildings to reflect LSE’s history and values in support of women’s rights;  engaged the world with our cutting-edge research, informing debate on global issues and running events like LSE Festival and the Research Showcase; and achieved over 149,000 subscribers on our YouTube channel and 6.5 million downloads of our podcasts.

As we move forward together on our journey towards 2030, we are continuing to develop LSE for everyone, with key initiatives including:

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Enhancing ways of working

Flexible working

We've developed a new flexible working toolkit to help you find out how it can work for you or for your teams. We also have policies for core business in core hours, and good email etiquette.

Explore flexible working

LSE Eden Centre for Education Enhancement

Focusing on guidance for departments, academic staff development, curriculum enrichment and digital innovation, the Eden Centre works with colleagues across our School and in partnership with students to enhance research-rich education in line with the priorities of LSE 2030. This work also supports themes emerging from the UK Teaching Excellence Framework and the School’s Access and Participation Plan.

Learn more about the Eden Centre

Flying Start induction refresh

We are reviewing and improving the School’s induction process so that all staff feel part of LSE from the moment they join our School community.

Enhancing LSE's infrastructure

We are continuing to enhance our systems, processes and infrastructure through major change programmes led by the new Business Improvement Unit based on collaboration, consultation and shared input.

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Developing programmes to support your wellbeing

 

Coming in January 2020

Annual wellbeing programme We'll be launching an annual programme of wellbeing activities to support your health, mental wellbeing and relationships.

Good Ideas Fund Do you have an idea for a community or wellbeing activity that you'd like to make a reality? From January you'll be able to apply to the Good Ideas Fund for budget to get it up and running. 

Staff flu vaccination pilot scheme

In Michaelmas Term 2019, over 600 colleagues recieved their flu vaccination at LSE.

 

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Recognising and rewarding you for the work you do

Spotlight Prizes

Spotlight Prizes are a new way to recognise professional services staff for exceptional performance and citizenship. Each time awarded, the prize will include a one-off £300 payment and a letter of thanks for the member of staff. They can be given at any point in the year. Information on process and guidelines for the prizes and more opportunities to recognise and reward staff can be found online. 

Part of LSE

Our Part of LSE campaign celebrates colleagues across the School and highlights people who make a real difference to our community. If you would like to be involved, or would like to nominate a colleague, let the Internal Communications team know (communications.internal@lse.ac.uk).

Visit Part of LSE

Celebrating staff at our annual awards

In 2019, we recieved over 600 Values in Practice award nominations, and 140 Excellence in Education award nominations - a testament to the outstanding work you do across our School.

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Developing our inclusive community

Disability staff network

LSE's new Disability and Wellbeing staff network is sponsored by Dilly Fung, Pro-Director (Education). The network aims to enable employees with disabilities to come together to share experiences, information, support and learning; and to enable a better understanding of the barriers for staff with disabilities and develop strategies to promote diversity. Contact EDI for more information: edi@lse.ac.uk.

Race and gender equality charter marks

We are working towards race and gender equality charter marks to improve representation and success across our diverse community. We submitted our Athena Swan application in November.

Visit the EDI webpages for more about equity and diversity at LSE

Anonymised applications for professional services staff

We are making our professional services recruitment more fair and transparent, through the introduction of anonymised applications with the aim of creating an even more equitable, diverse and inclusive workplace.

 Staff Survey 2019

The Staff Survey ran from 18 February - 15 March 2019. Thank you for your participation - there will be more opportunities to feed back and help shape your experience at LSE in 2020.

View the staff survey results

What makes you feel part of LSE? Contact Internal Communications to share your achievements and news stories.

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What makes you feel part of LSE? Listen to colleagues share their experiences of working at our School.

 

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