international development degree

Student Experience: Big Data and the IDB

The Development Management consultancy experience gives students the opportunity to work with organisations in the real-world and on hot topics that have the potential to influence policy. As William Guicheney, Hope Kyarisiima, Louisa Tomar and Tinashe Zimani explain, their experience with the Inter-American Development Bank forced them to think less academically, and more practically.

The Development Management consultancy experience with the Inter-American […]

Student Experience: Settling into a life-changing year

Settling into the new academic year as an MSc student at LSE can be an overwhelming experience, but as Muna Ngenda observes, it forces students to think about both their past experiences as well as potential future experiences.

Welcome week at the LSE is a deluge of information: new names, faces, locations, procedures, and requirements for social wellbeing and […]

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    Where theory meets practice: Conflict and Humanitarian Response – a student perspective

Where theory meets practice: Conflict and Humanitarian Response – a student perspective

In early June, a number of students from the MSc International Development and Humanitarian Emergencies, attended the HPG/LSE Course on Conflict & Humanitarian Response to hear from leading academics and practitioners across the globe talk about some of the most pressing issues in humanitarian policy. One of those in attendance was Myfanwy James, who has shared some of her […]

LSE DESTIN Society Celebrates 7th Annual Industry Dinner

At the end of the Lent Term the DESTIN Society, the student society associated with the department of International Development, held their 7th Annual Industry Dinner. The aim of the evening was to promote dialogue between students, academics and professionals outside of the classroom. The event was held on a dinner cruise along the Thames, as 150 top-level NGO […]

The Great Lecture Notes Debate – Next Steps

This week LSE academic developer Dr Colleen McKenna reported on The Great Lecture Notes Debate for the LSE Teaching Blog, summarising the arguments and speaking to Professor Jean-Paul Faguet about what happens next.

At the end of last term, Professor Jean-Paul Faguet initiated The Great Lecture Notes Debate on the International Development blog. The debate was framed by the question ‘Should lecture notes be circulated […]

January 19th, 2016|Featured, Teaching|0 Comments|

The Great Lecture Notes Debate – The Educational Research

As part of the ongoing “Great Lecture Notes Debate” we hear from Dr Colleen McKenna, Departmental Adviser to the Department of International Development in the LSE Teaching and Learning Centre. Colleen has explored the educational research on how different approaches to handouts stimulate student engagement in lectures and are thought to support student learning and achievement.

 

I have enjoyed the rich discussion […]

December 8th, 2015|Featured, Teaching|2 Comments|
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    Cumberland Lodge: an intellectually stimulating and fun escape

Cumberland Lodge: an intellectually stimulating and fun escape

At the end of October our MSc Development Management Students attended a weekend of workshops at Cumberland Lodge in Windsor Great Park. Josefhine Chitra tells us about her experiences of the weekend.

In the last week of October, the Development Management corps along with Pon Souvannaseng, Professor Teddy Brett, and Professor Raymond Apthorpe took the two hour bus ride to Cumberland […]

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    LSE International Development student wins medal for bravery during UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan

LSE International Development student wins medal for bravery during UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan

An LSE International Development postgraduate student has been awarded the New Zealand Gallantry Star for two acts of extraordinary bravery while serving as an army major in a United Nations peacekeeping mission in South Sudan.
Geoff Faraday, 39,  retired from the army last year and is now studying for a Masters in International Development and Humanitarian Emergencies.

Last year, while serving […]

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    No More Forest Fires In 2016? Good Land Use Management Is The Key

No More Forest Fires In 2016? Good Land Use Management Is The Key

Indonesia is seeing a record-breaking number of fires in Kalimantan and Sumatra. What makes Indonesia such a hotbed for blazes, and how can this annual problem be resolved? As the Paris Climate Change Conference continues to address issues such as this LSE International Development MSc Development Management Student Josefine Chitra explains why these fires are occuring:

Sumatra’s recurring forest fires in 2015 […]

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    The Great Lecture Notes Debate Part Three – The Case For; the lecturers’ view

The Great Lecture Notes Debate Part Three – The Case For; the lecturers’ view

Continuing with our blog series “The Great Lecture Notes Debate” we hear from LSE International Development lecturers on why they think it’s a good idea

Teddy Brett – Professor of International Development
I think that a strong case can be made for pre-circulating lecture notes, and have done so whenever I have completed them in time to do so. I am aware […]

November 25th, 2015|Featured, Teaching|0 Comments|