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    Student Experience: presenting Conflict Analysis to the UN OCHA

Student Experience: presenting Conflict Analysis to the UN OCHA

The MSc International Development and Humanitarian Emergencies consultancy group for UN OCHA cultivated an enriching partnership that led to a presentation at the Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Week, as well as another presentation at the Geneva Palais des Nations. The final consultancy report has recently been published online by OCHA. Meriah-Jo Breckenridge, Kirsten Raschko, and Zubin Malhotra share their experiences. […]

Being Bold for Change on International Women’s Day 2017

Today is International Women’s Day 2017, a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, as well as marking a call to action for accelerating gender parity. This year’s theme is #BeBoldForChange, a call on the masses and the individuals to help forge a better working world that is more gender inclusive. To encourage people to think […]

A Nightmare on Houghton Street

As students get ready to come back for Lent Term 2017, MSc Development Studies and Chevening Scholarship student Tinnaphop reflects on his experience so far and how he plans on conquering his academic fears in the new term.

It was like a dream come true when I received the Chevening Scholarship from the UK Government in June 2016. I […]

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    Departmental use of LSE LIFE: International Development’s consultancy project workshop

Departmental use of LSE LIFE: International Development’s consultancy project workshop

Together with Dr Stuart Gordon and Dr Regina Enjuto Martinez from the Department of International Development, LSE LIFE recently offered an innovative day-long workshop to support ID MSc students in preparation for their half-unit Humanitarian Consultancy Project. Dr Helen Green, Learning Developer from LSE LIFE, explains what students experienced as part of the workshop.

 

Learning opportunities through teamwork, presenting, and observation

Students […]

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

In our latest blog series International Development Professor Jean-Paul Faguet wants to know your thoughts on the subject of “Should lecture notes be circulated in advance?”
Every year my MSc Development Management students ask for lecture notes to be circulated in advance. Every year I decline, waving my hands and invoking vague dangers.
This year’s group – a particularly energetic bunch – […]

November 18th, 2015|Featured, Teaching|3 Comments|
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    Student Experience: Cumberland Lodge, More Than An Academic Getaway

Student Experience: Cumberland Lodge, More Than An Academic Getaway

This is a specially invited contribution from MSc Development Management students about the 2014 Cumberland Lodge Workshop, written by Dorothy Ferary and Genevieve Imbali. On the 31st October, 46 MSc Development Management students and four LSE International Development staff; Professor Teddy Brett, Professor Raymond Apthorpe, Dr Silvia Masiero, and Anouk Rigterink, went on a trip to Cumberland Lodge in Windsor Great […]

November 27th, 2014|Student Experience|1 Comment|
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    Student Experience: Consultancy project presentation at the Houses of Parliament

Student Experience: Consultancy project presentation at the Houses of Parliament

By Rebecca Brooks, MSc International Development and Humanitarian Emergencies student, 2013-14 On 24 June 2014, four students studying for the MSc in International Development and Humanitarian Emergencies presented the findings of their consultancy project to an expert panel and a select audience at the Houses of Parliament. One of the many exciting opportunities available to us on the MSc in […]

Student Experience: Megan Dold, MSc Development Management 2011/12

After completing the Development Management programme in August 2012, I started a full-time job as a communications officer at the Thomson Reuters Foundation in London. The Foundation was created in 1982 to support journalists from developing countries. Today we run a number of services – including free legal assistance, media development, and in-depth coverage of the world’s under-reported stories – […]