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In 60 seconds with Adam Sandelson

In a recent interview Adam Sandelson, the head of Student Wellbeing and member of Student Diversity and Support Working Group of EDI, speaks about his time at LSE, involvement with the Student Wellbeing services and the recent Peer Support Scheme that is being launched. 

I’m now in my 5th year of heading up Student Wellbeing. We talked for years about […]

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    LSE LGBT+ Role Models and Allies Directory: Creating an inclusive work environment for everyone

LSE LGBT+ Role Models and Allies Directory: Creating an inclusive work environment for everyone

LSE is a proud member of leading charity Stonewall’s Diversity Champions Programme and the School has just launched its LGBT+ Role Models and Allies Directory. Tamara Ansons – Behavioural Lab Projects Administrator at the Department of Management and a member of Spectrum (LSE’s LGBT+ staff network) – discusses the importance of the directory as a source of visible evidence of ‘out’ LGBT+ individuals […]

Reaching out, addressing mental health

On the occasion of University Mental Health Day 2017, Emma Wilson discusses the importance of awareness of mental health issues, particularly among students, and the need for peer support. 

One in four adults are said to have a mental health problem at any one time. Within the student population, a study conducted by the National Union of Students (NUS) found that […]

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    National Self-Injury Awareness Day: Social justice, user-led interventions and challenging stigma

National Self-Injury Awareness Day: Social justice, user-led interventions and challenging stigma

On National Self-Injury Awareness Day, observed on Wednesday March 1, Kay Inckle highlights aspects of self-injury and argues that unlike the commonly held notion, this is not a personal pathology, but the desire to harm oneself is socially driven. She calls for the need to understand the root causes of this and shares with us information of various institutions […]

How your sexual orientation affects your salary in the UK

Gay men earn less than straight ones and heterosexual women earn less than lesbians, write Cevat Giray Aksoy, Christopher S. Carpenter and Jefferson Frank

Finding the right data

Since the mid-1990s, labour market discrimination based on sexual orientation has been investigated by a number of researchers (Badgett 1995, Black et al. 2003, Arabsheibani et al. 2005 and others). These studies frequently find sizeable earnings […]

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    Sociology and the Gay Liberation Front – Bob Mellors at LSE

Sociology and the Gay Liberation Front – Bob Mellors at LSE

On 14 October 1970 the first UK meeting of the Gay Liberation Front was held in an LSE classroom. The room was booked by Bob Mellors, a second year Sociology student. Sue Donnelly takes us through the academic life of Bob Mellors and his contribution in advancing LGBT+ issues. 

Bob Mellors was born on 28 October 1949 and came to […]

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    Glad to be gay – the Hall-Carpenter Archives at LSE Library

Glad to be gay – the Hall-Carpenter Archives at LSE Library

LSE Library has been home to the Hall-Carpenter Archives since 1988. It’s an extensive collection of archives, ephemera and printed material documenting the development of gay activism in the UK since the 1950s. But how did it come to LSE and what does it hold? Gillian Murphy shares with us the history of the Hall-Carpenter Archives on the occasion […]

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    Listen carefully: The voice of transgender employees is not being heard

Listen carefully: The voice of transgender employees is not being heard

Jonathan Booth, Assistant Professor of Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management, discusses why transgender voices in the workplace are not being heard and proposes solutions for fixing this issue…

Given advances in the gay, lesbian and bisexual movement over the last several decades, society assumes that advances have been similar for the transgender community (those whose gender identity does not […]

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    Identity and studying at LSE: ‘I feel a little bit like they don’t understand me’

Identity and studying at LSE: ‘I feel a little bit like they don’t understand me’

Rabia Nasimi discusses the findings of her research into the experiences of LSE students, focusing on perceptions of the status of the institution, student identification with the university and self-perceptions.

LSE ‘has been ranked second in the world for social sciences for the third year in a row’ (LSE, 2015) and has often referred to as a ‘global’, ‘elite’ and […]

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    ‘Tackling diversity’: student workshop to promote diversity

‘Tackling diversity’: student workshop to promote diversity

Juliane Hoss – an LSE postgraduate student – reflects on the importance of diversity in the workplace and its impact on the productivity of organisations. This provides a context for the ‘Tackling diversity’ workshop for students at LSE, which is taking place on 3 December 2016 between 10am and 4pm, in the sixth floor studio in the Saw Swee […]

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