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    Women are less likely to study STEM subjects – but disadvantaged women are even less so

Women are less likely to study STEM subjects – but disadvantaged women are even less so

The gender divide in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics study is more complicated than most researchers, policy makers, and practitioners previously thought, writes Natasha Codiroli Mcmaster. She explains that young women’s social circumstances play a key role in whether they choose to study STEM at university.

There is a vast amount of research showing that women are less likely to study […]

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    Interview with Julia Gillard: It is in everybody’s interest to make sure that we are educating every child

Interview with Julia Gillard: It is in everybody’s interest to make sure that we are educating every child

The world’s children must be equipped to meet the challenges of our globalised world – irrespective of their gender, ethnicity, or location – argues Julia Gillard. She talks to Artemis Photiadou about the vital work of the Global Partnership for Education, and its impact in improving the lives of millions of children in the developing world.

Could you explain how […]

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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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    “In my head it was a library of women’s history…. So why would that preclude me?”: an interview with Inderbir Bhullar

“In my head it was a library of women’s history…. So why would that preclude me?”: an interview with Inderbir Bhullar

In this lively discussion, Inderbir Bhullar, a staff member of the Women’s Library at LSE Archives and Special Collections, spoke with Paroj Banerjee – an LSE PhD researcher in the Department of Geography and Environment and a member of LSE Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) team. Inderbir’s discussion with Paroj centres on battling professional gender stereotyping, the nature of the […]

Reflecting on the unspoken

Akile Ahmet and Caroline Howarth

What cannot be said, or cannot be heard, in organisations like the London School of Economics and Political Science? Are there experiences of inequality, discrimination and the denial of recognition that are felt but not spoken? Initial findings from a research project into experiences of race at the LSE indicate that this is the case. […]

Singapore’s Social Experiment Key To Economic Success

This article was originally posted on Forbes

Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam stated of their current diversity policy for housing that “As a result of this policy Singapore has long enjoyed the benefits of an integrated society where citizens of all races live and work together. Citizens are also free to practice their religion and culture without fear of prejudice or persecution.” However are Singapore’s diversity […]

Racial Biases in Recruitment

Many organisations are promoting diversity throughout their workforce to create a competitive edge in the market. However, there are questions as to how bias in the recruitment and selection process hinders an organisation’s efforts. Snéha Khilay discusses bias in the recruitment and selection process, and its effect on organisations who are trying to achieve a competitive edge with reference to some thought provoking cases.

‘Brilliant rhetoric’ – Malcolm X at LSE, 11 February 1965

This article was originally posted on the LSE History blog

On 11 February 1965 LSE’s Old Theatre was packed to listen to Malcolm X; on 21 February he was murdered while preparing to address a meeting of the Organisation for Afro-American Unity in New York.

The Beaver, 18 February 1965
Malcolm X was born Malcolm Little in Omaha, Nebraska. After a difficult and […]

Arthur Lewis – LSE’s first black academic

Arthur Lewis was the first black academic at LSE. At a time when UK higher education is starting to think about the lack of black people in academia, Sue Donnelly looks back at Arthur Lewis’ history and legacy.

October is Black History Month

Although we are halfway through October, there are still Black History Month events ongoing at LSE.

October 15th, 2014|BME, Events, Race|0 Comments|

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