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Me+LSE – LSE LIFE’s new online tool for students

LSE LIFE’s Dr Helen Green explains how Me+LSE will support students and their advisers to identify students’ existing skills and plan future areas of development.

One of the fundamental aims of LSE LIFE is to create a space where students take the lead in their own development, not simply as “good students”, but as independent thinkers: well informed, critical, analytically […]

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    Skills workshops in LSE LIFE this week: Read-a-thon and Identifying, interpreting and improving emotional intelligence

Skills workshops in LSE LIFE this week: Read-a-thon and Identifying, interpreting and improving emotional intelligence

This reading week, LSE LIFE workshops are offering students the opportunity to explore areas or techniques that they may not usually spend much time thinking about during the busy terms. Helen Green’s Read-a-thon, and Sara Felix’s workshop on emotional intelligence welcomed students from a range of disciplines to think about how they could improve their experience both academically, and […]

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    Dissertation support and supervision for M-Level students in the new academic year

Dissertation support and supervision for M-Level students in the new academic year

Continuing our focus on the new academic year, Dr Jenni Carr, Academic Developer in the Teaching and Learning Centre discusses TLC’s review of M-level dissertation support and supervision in the new academic year.

Although the new shape to the academic year provided the stimulus for asking departments for examples of how this was affecting practice – for example, ‘front-loading’ dissertation support […]

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Approaches to reading week at LSE and beyond

2015-16 saw LSE extend Michaelmas and Lent terms by one week. One of the aims of the re-structuring was to offer departments the time and flexibility to introduce alternative opportunities for teaching and learning. Departments have chosen to use the additional weeks in different ways. Some have used the lengthened term to stagger lecture and class teaching, while many […]

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LSE LIFE: meet the new student advisers

Unveiled from its hoarding, LSE LIFE opened to students on the 19th of September. In the first two weeks of the academic year LIFE has hosted over 55 events and offered one to one appointments to students from across the School. I met student advisers Philip Rauber, Jenny Stowar and Jack Winterton to learn more about the first few […]

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