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LSESU Welcome Week Freshers Fair 2023

Global Brigades

Join us on the largest student-led holistic development and social responsibility movement!

This society is currently dormant. If you would like to restart the society, please see the process on this page. 

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About us

Join us as part of the largest student-led holistic development and social responsibility movement in the world! Global Brigades is an international non-profit organisation that connects volunteers and under-resourced communities to resolve health and economic disparities.

Set up in late 2009, the Global Brigades society at LSE aims to send LSE students to Central America and Africa during the term breaks to participate in brigade programmes directly correlated to the subjects they study at university, such as working on Business Empowerment and Legal Empowerment.

For instance, in the last few years we have organised summer brigades to Panama and Honduras, where students have helped build economic opportunities for people in under-resourced communities. Our society operates within a global network of over 110 university chapters that collaboratively work towards an equal world - meaning you will also get to meet people from all over the world whilst on your trip! Global Brigades also proudly partners with Deloitte to increase impact on our Business Brigades in particular.

Join us for the unique opportunity to understand how you can have an impact using skills and knowledge directly from your degree, and embark on an adventure with friends, old and new, on what promises to be a truly memorable experience.


Purchasing this membership will give you full access to the member-only socials and dedicated fundraising events we'll be holding throughout the year!

This includes all of Global Brigades' volunteering resources, so there are no hidden costs - as a member, we can keep you in the loop about all things GB through our newsletter.

You'll have the change to meet plenty of like-minded, fun people, who are also passionate about having an impact, and many of these will become your friends for life, leaving you with university memories like no other. We can't wait to meet all of you!

Events and Activities

Over the course of the year, we get to know each other through monthly socials doing fun things like Ping Pong, eating out, getting a drink together in Tuns and more. This allows you to become friendly with one another before you fly half way across the world together!

We also hold fundraising events together - these can be as frequent or infrequent as your schedule allows, as each individual is responsible for meeting their own fundraising target, and of course, we're here to support you with reaching that goal every step of the way!

Contact Us

The committee is really excited to welcome new members and we've created a dedicated WhatsApp group for any questions you have.

Just use the link below to join - we can't wait to speak to all of you! We're also going to be holding information sessions on Zoom where you'll be able to come and ask questions and get a more interactive feel for what we do through a presentation, so do join the WhatsApp group to RSVP and to get the meeting link and password!