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Guest blog by Arya Gerard: Mitzvah Day Volunteering

As part of Interfaith Week, the Interfaith Ambassadors, with support from the Faith Centre, ran a series of events to celebrate and elicit interfaith interaction. The week ended off with an off-campus volunteering opportunity organised in conjunction with Mitzvah Day to cook Chicken soup for the homeless. Arya Gerard (LLM Law 2019), one of your Student Volunteering Ambassadors, talks to […]

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Guest Blog by May: Charity Week at LSE

May was one of the key organisers of Charity Week at LSE from the Islamic Society. Read on to find out about the success of the week…
Charity Week is Islamic Relief’s flagship fundraising campaign which invites volunteers all over the world to raise money for orphans and needy children. Each year, over 200 institutions come together planning bake sales, […]

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    Guest blog by Jennifer Fernandez: Volunteering over the summer

Guest blog by Jennifer Fernandez: Volunteering over the summer

The holidays between university are a time for relaxing, regaining strength and going on adventures. Jennifer Fernandez, LLB Law 2020, is undergoing her second year as one of your Student Volunteering Ambassadors. Jennifer tells us about her experience of volunteering over the summer and how it helped her to de-stress.
After a stressful end of term, I crashed into the summer […]

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    Lent Term Volunteering Fair – charity applications are open

Lent Term Volunteering Fair – charity applications are open

The LSE Volunteer Centre is delighted to announce that the charity applications for the 2019 Lent Term Volunteering Fair have opened. Organisations can apply by filling in our short application form.
When: Tuesday 29 January 2019 5pm – 7:30pm
Where: LSE Campus
Costs: Free
Applications close: 5 January 2019
The fair is aimed at facilitating contact between charities and LSE students who are interested in volunteering. 
We welcome […]

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    Finding your own path: one PhD’s non-traditional career journey

Finding your own path: one PhD’s non-traditional career journey

LSE PhD students move on to many and varied careers. The options are vast and you probably don’t yet know all those that are relevant to you. Here, Teresa Whitney (LSE PhD 2015, Social Psychology) describes how she taught herself about her dream job and offers her insights for how you might do this too.
The challenge

I didn’t go in […]

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27 November 2018|LSE Careers, PhD|0 Comments|

How to ‘engage’ with public engagement

PhD students probably tire of hearing about public engagement, and how their research ‘fits’ in. It’s too niche, how will I explain it, would the public be interested? Taking the chance to get involved in school-wide activities provides a fantastic opportunity to raise a public profile about your research, without much effort and build a personal research portfolio at […]

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23 November 2018|LSE Careers, PhD|0 Comments|
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    ‘Being a translator between Business and Politics’: a career in public affairs

‘Being a translator between Business and Politics’: a career in public affairs

The panel discussion on careers in public affairs and lobbying, as part of LSE Career’s Public Sector and Policy week, saw practitioners working both in-house, in public affairs agencies, and in public administration share their top tips and key insights for getting into the industry.

Susan Bahl, currently working as a Brexit lead for the British Medical Association after pursuing a […]

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PhD Internships? Yes, it’s a thing!

A good thing.
PhD internships provide you with an opportunity to widen your experience and achieve knowledge exchange. Find out more about what’s available for PhD students and learn about one student’s recent experience during his summer internship.
During summer 2018, LSE PhD student Tim Monteath from the Sociology Department spent 12 weeks at the Alan Turing Institute,  the national institute […]

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15 November 2018|LSE Careers, PhD|0 Comments|

#GivingTuesday is back!

After the madness of Black Friday, #GivingTuesday is a chance for the LSE community together to show why it’s good to give. Run by the Charites Aid Foundation, and led by the Volunteer Centre and LSESU RAG on campus, the idea behind #GivingTuesday is to encourage people, charities and businesses to donate time, money or their voice to a […]

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Ending orphanage volunteering: get involved

The LSE Volunteer Centre has been working with a number of dedicated partners, as part of ReThink Orphanages, over the past few years to end volunteering in orphanages. In 2016 we launched our pledge that we will never promote such opportunities at LSE and since then many other universities have joined us. We’ve been delighted with its success with many organisations since […]

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Volunteering at Christmas

Staying in London this Christmas? Why not volunteer? There’s many reasons why volunteering can help you settle into London, but volunteering at Christmas will definitely get you into the festive mood. From helping to address homelessness to reducing food waste, there are plenty of different causes you can support this year.

You don’t have to commit to Christmas day itself; […]

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Meet Your Student Volunteering Ambassadors

Meet Your Student Volunteering Ambassadors

Every year the Volunteer Centre recruits a number of Student Volunteering Ambassadors to help inspire other students to volunteer. The following students will share their amazing experiences through blogs, social media and face-to-face on stalls outside the Saw Swee Hock Student Centre. Without further ado, here they all are to introduce themselves…

Arya, Masters in […]

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Working in the UK after your studies

Earlier this month we hosted a panel with representatives from LSE’s International Student Advice Team, the Head of Immigration at Penningtons Manches and an international resourcing director and manager of a Government Authorised Exchange (GAE) scheme.

The discussion was wide ranging, while acknowledging that government committees were due to report back and many other things were still very uncertain given the current […]

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    Women’s careers in academia: ‘Institutions are greedy’

Women’s careers in academia: ‘Institutions are greedy’

Experienced women academics shared insights regarding the early development and progression of careers in academia, from both their own career experience and from their research and leadership experience in academic institutions at an event recently hosted in the PhD Academy by LSE Careers. We agreed that ‘Institutions are greedy’ and individuals benefit from: 1) reflecting on their career; 2) working […]

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18 October 2018|LSE Careers, PhD|0 Comments|
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    Developing a CV for international development and communications

Developing a CV for international development and communications

Guest blog by alumnus Lee Bailey, MSc Development Studies 2012-2013 and Director of Communications at the Natural Resource Governance Institute.
I recently had the pleasure of returning to LSE to speak with a number of students about their interests in the international development space, as well as communications work. As the director of communications at a policy institute/NGO, I felt I had some […]

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    4 reasons why volunteering will help you settle in to London

4 reasons why volunteering will help you settle in to London

Volunteering during your time at LSE has many benefits but one of the biggest is that can help you settle in to London. It’s not unusual to feel a little overwhelmed when arriving in such a big city, starting on your course and trying to do all those others things that life throws at you. In this blog we […]

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Thinking of working as a teacher?

An important event is coming up for anyone thinking of working in schools as a teacher:
Get into teaching event in London (which gives a much broader perspective than Teach First)
Train to Teach London, 13 October 2018 from 10:00am to 4:00pm in London at the Congress Centre.

Anyone interested in teaching as a career is encouraged to register on the Get into […]

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Getting started on your PhD

With Freshers Week over and term starting proper, we thought it would be helpful to share some top tips with different groups of you about getting started and making the most of your time.

Here PhD student Mia Certo shares her top 5 tips for anyone about to embark on a PhD about how to make the best start possible.

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1 October 2018|LSE Careers, PhD|0 Comments|

Top tips to make the most of the Volunteering Fair

The LSE Volunteering Fair is just the first of the many events the Volunteer Centre has organised for you all this Michaelmas Term. At the Fair, you will have the chance to meet 50 of our partner charities, as well as us, and find out about all the opportunities available to you to volunteer on campus, in the local […]

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Let’s talk about careers fairs

This term we’ve got a number of careers fairs offering you insight into a range of sectors. Fairs are a great opportunity to meet employers, network and find out about the opportunities available to you as an LSE student.
With fair bookings opening soon (Banking and Financial Services bookings open today!) you might be wondering what the key need-to-knows are before you attend a […]

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28 September 2018|LSE Careers|0 Comments|

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