A Welcome Message from the Head of Department
A very warm welcome to all new and returning students to the Department of Media and Communications in the 2020/21 academic year.
We are all aware of the unusual circumstances of this year, and we want you to know that the Department is approaching 2020-21 with flexibility, compassion, and commitment. We have learned a lot from listening to students over the past several months, and we are ready to offer you an excellent learning environment and supportive community, even with the limitations in our physical environment. With so much of our lives online, and the added stress and anxiety so many of us are experiencing, we would like to remind you not only of our commitment to you as a Department, but also of the various services around LSE you will have access to. As you begin classes this year, remember that the Department of Media and Communications opens the doors to a wide universe of inquiry and discovery across your programmes. We have also created a rich array of extracurricular, career development and mentorship opportunities that will allow you to build a sense of connection and community during this truly unusual year.
In the midst of a global pandemic, increasing calls for social justice around the world, and rapidly changing everyday life, there truly could not be a more fulfilling time to begin studies in the media and communications field. We are currently experiencing rapid, deep and widespread changes in the media, communications and digital environment. This is creating new opportunities, but also presents us with challenges – political, ethical, social, cultural and economic.
With my academic colleagues, our Department Manager, and the Department’s professional services team, I wish you a very rewarding year! We know we will face many challenges this year, but we want you to know that we are here for you, we are excited to get to know you, and we will get through these challenging times together.
Below you will find a programme of events for both incoming MSc and MPhil/PhD students, so please read this carefully and make a note of the events you need to attend. If you have any questions about any of these events, you can contact email@example.com.
Professor Sarah Banet-Weiser
Head of Department