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Effective Altruism

Effective Altruism is an intellectual and social movement that aims to use evidence and reason to figure out how to help others as much as possible, and to take action on that basis.

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About us

Effective Altruism is the project of using evidence and careful reasoning to figure out how to do the most good with a given unit of resources; it is also a global social movement that takes these findings to try to improve the world. At LSESU Effective Altruism, our goal is to foster a community of people interested in the Effective Altruist project, both within LSE and with the wider community of London universities. Our society aims to engage students and academics with important ideas at the frontier of doing good, to expand the dialogue on serious attempts to improve world, and to connect students with opportunities that will maximize their impact on the world.

For students at LSE, our career is probably by far the most valuable resource when it comes to improving the world. Therefore, the main focus of our society is to have our members reflect seriously on their career choices, using the most up-to-date research and evidence, to maximize the chances of a truly impactful career. It is also to help our members be in the best position possible to have an impact during their time at LSE and when they leave, through fellowships, career coaching and networking. Our society also organizes events from talks and seminars, to weekly discussion groups and career planning sessions, to regular socials with other LSE societies as well as Effective Altruism societies at other London and UK universities.

Membership

Purchasing membership allows you to get tickets to all the seminars and talks organized by our society, it also gives you access to exclusive fellowships, retreats, career coaching and workshops that we will be running during the year.

Events and Activities

  • Weekly reading/discussion groups on various topics relevant to Effective Altruism
  • Monthly seminars and talks in collaboration with leading academics, companies, charities, research institutes, etc.
  • Regular socials, including pub quizzes, poker nights, inter-uni socials, and more
  • Introductory & advanced fellowships, workshops and career coaching: to be announced by the start of MT
  • Retreats with other Effective Altruism groups in various UK universities

Contact Us

Our committee is really excited to welcome new members to our society, so we've created a dedicated WhatsApp group for people to ask questions and find out more about the society.

We're also hosting two Zoom calls on Tuesday 29 September and Wednesday 30 September at 3pm, where you'll be able to come meet the committee and ask questions - send an RSVP email to effectivealtruism@lsesu.org to get the password and link to the Zoom meeting.