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.
- 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!
As we move forward together on our journey towards 2030, we are continuing to develop LSE for everyone, with key initiatives including:
Enhancing ways of working
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
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.
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.
Developing programmes to support your wellbeing
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.
In Michaelmas Term 2019, over 600 colleagues recieved their flu vaccination at LSE.
Recognising and rewarding you for the work you do
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.
Developing our inclusive community
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.