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Student Voice and Community

ID Student Representative Roles

ID Student Event Organisers

Each year, the Department of International Development selects a group of volunteer student event organisers from across the five core courses to work together to coordinate events and activities and build a sense of community among students, and between students and staff, in ID.  

They will coordinate programme specific and department wide events throughout the year, ranging from socials to educational panel discussions and alumni mixers. Upcoming events and activities which will be shared in the weekly bulletin, and on the ID Student Event Organisers webpage.  

In this role you will be expected to attend by-weekly meetings with Maya, the Communications and Events officer. If you have any ideas for upcoming events, please contact the representative from your programme.  

Staff Student Liaison Committee Academic Representatives

SSLC (Staff Student Liaison Committee) Academic Representatives ensure student concerns are addressed and students have a say in the running of their programme. This role is run by the LSE SU. They meet with department staff each term to raise issues about the quality of the programme and the experience as an LSE student, including the things they love and the things they want improved. SSLC Reps also ensure that the department listens directly to student feedback and that issues are resolved as swiftly as possible to improve your teaching and learning experience. 

SSLC Reps are elected separately for each programme at the start of the Autumn Term. For more information, speak to the leader of your programme, or your programme administrative staff and find out more here. 

Read the summary of the latest SSLC Meeting’s on Moodle

ID Student Ambassadors

Every year we recruit volunteer ID Student Ambassadors to support the department with offer-holder communications for the incoming cohort. Over recent years, we have found that offer-holders appreciate being able to talk to current students, when deciding whether they would like to accept their offer. Benefits of the position include representing the department as an official Mentorship Ambassador and providing potential to shape the ID community experience for incoming students. A callout for Ambassadors will go out in January 2025 and the role will run until the start of the new Academic year in September 2025/26. 

Ethical Development Initiative (EDI) Group

The Ethical Development Initiative is a group for Postgraduate students from across LSE who are passionate about promoting critical engagement and ethical awareness in the field of international development. They believe that development discourse should be grounded in ethical considerations and therefore want to encourage their members to develop a critical awareness about the implications of development practices, policies, and discourse. In doing so, they also seek to promote diversity and to engage members in a welcoming space to exchange ideas, collaborate and learn about new or alternative ways of envisioning development. Whether you’re a student, academic, practitioner, or interested in these topics, they would love to see you and hear your voice at their events. Join their LinkedIn Group.  

EDI Board: Penelope Van Der Meer, Thomas Liu, Lara Isabel Cayanan Bautista and Nyashadzashe Mandivenga. 


Student Voice 

ID Blog

The ID blog hosts public discussion of issues, research, experiences and free form thinking about international development issues by staff, students and friends of the Department. 

We welcome all students, academics, thinkers, writers and observers of International Development to contribute to the blog. If you would like to write an article for us, please follow the blog’s guidelines and send the written piece with any other media to Dipa Patel,

ID Podcasts

The department of ID publishes podcasts created by staff, students and alumni exploring a diverse range of topics related to International Development. 

Each year the department will select a student podcast coordinator from each of the core courses who will jointly take on the responsibility of producing the Humans of ID podcast. These student podcasters will receive training in podcasting and showcase student experience, learning and research in the Department, key topics in international development, events and more. Check out previous seasons of the Humans of ID podcast here. 

If you're interested in creating a podcast for us, or have an idea for a new podcast series, please email, and read our podcast guidelines here. 

Department Newsletters

All current students in the Department are on a mailing list to receive the weekly ID bulletin during term time. The bulletin keeps you informed on all the key ID updates, events and resources. If you have something you'd like to include in the bulletin, please email Maya Bullen,

You can also sign up to the ID research newsletter to find out about research events, opportunities and publications in the Department. 

Student Social Media Takeovers

We love hosting student spotlights and story takeovers on Instagram to give an insight into the experience of studying in our department. You can see previous takeovers in our 'Day in the life' highlight. 

Takeover content can vary from covering a day on campus, showing your favourite spots in London or attending a department event. If you would like to host an Instagram takeover please contact Maya Bullen,


Student Community

MSc Common room

Visit our cozy MSc Common Room on the 7th floor of Connaught House, whether it’s to study or just unwind and relax.  

Campus map and facilities guide 

See the campus map for help finding your way around LSE campus. To find spaces on campus for study, recreation and food, as well as a broad range of places to visit and tips for traveling around London then visit the facilities guide. 

Women of Color in Consulting (WoCo)

Women of Color in Consulting (WoCo) is a diverse group of students at the London School of Economics working together to bring visibility to a highly underrepresented group in consulting. Focusing on the importance of representation and intersectionality, WoCo aims to uplift professional women of color. 

WoCo works on projects across multiple sectors, receiving outreach from industry and public groups, and providing unique support to an international community. 

For more information, check out the WoCo website:

LSE Student Futures

LSE Student Futures brings together transformational learning experiences from across our School that take place outside the classroom to empower your academic, personal and professional growth. Find out more about Student Futures here. 

Volunteer Centre

The Volunteer Centre LSE students find a volunteering placement at a charity or not-for-profit organisation during their time studying at LSE. Find out more about volunteering opportunities here. 

LSE Generate

LSE Generate supports students and alumni to build a socially responsible business, in the UK and beyond, with a year-round programme packed with funding competitions, events and networking opportunities. Find out more about LSE Generate here. 

Alumni Connections

If you would like to get in touch with an LSE ID alumnus, we can connect you via the ID LinkedIn Page: please email

Find out how to get in touch with a member of the wider LSE alumni community here or use the Ask an Alum service

PhD Academy

LSE PhD Academy is a dedicated space and services hub for doctoral candidates studying at LSE. Find out more about the PhD Academy here.