Some of our colleagues share what makes them feel part of our unique community.
Laura-Ann Royal, Undergraduate Programmes Officer, Department of Law
“I’m a proud committee member for LSE’s BME staff network EmbRace. Open to all staff, we make an impact by providing development and networking opportunities for the whole School community, often hosting events and collaborating with other staff networks.”
Dr Thomas Smith, Assistant Professor in Environmental Geography
“Before I joined LSE, I attended the LSE Teaching Café. This is a great initiative that brings educators from across the School together to share examples of good teaching practice over coffee and croissants!" Contact TLC for more details.
Brian Williams, Room Booking Executive
“The best thing about my LSE team? They’re approachable, considerate, extremely helpful, and best of all have a great sense of humour!”
Crystal Ravenscroft, Organisational Learning Adviser, HR
“My favourite event from the past year? Learn@Work week – it was a really good example of professional services staff coming together from across the School to engage, share, learn and connect.”
Sonia Gomes, Academic Support Librarian
“The best thing about being part of the LSE Library Academic Support Group are the people and the type of work we do. Our main role is to link the Library and its resources to staff, students and the public, which is very rewarding.”
Daniel Beckley, Security Officer
“I’m proud to work with the wonderful people that I engage with every day as a security officer at LSE. For me, our School is a great place for staff and students to grow and that makes me especially proud to work here. I am encouraged to continually improve.”
Thandi Lazarus, Catering Administrator
“I loved the Party on the Plaza – the atmosphere was warm and fun and it was fantastic to socialise with people I work with from other departments, but do not often meet in person.”
Mandy Crane, Estates Office Manager
“Estates staff are a really friendly bunch! There are so many people who are passionate about the role they play in maintaining and improving services and facilities for the School community, you can’t help but join in!”
Raj Lakhani, Senior HR Policy Adviser
"Staff wellbeing is very important to me - that’s why I was very happy to help launch the School’s ‘Get Active Festival’ including bootcamp and yoga. The best thing about my team is that we help and support each other to implement creative ideas and strategies. HR is a very collegiate and hardworking environment. We also have a bit of fun along the way!" Contact Staff Wellbeing for more information.
Angharad Thain, Faith Centre Programmes Manager
“I love working for such a diverse and international institution where so many faiths, beliefs and cultures are represented. I am inspired by the passion and energy of our students every day, by their commitment to build bridges across differences and to give back to their communities through acts of service.”