If you have people other than LSE students and/or staff attending or speaking at your event (ie people without a LSE ID card) you will need to make arrangements to get the event approved for delivery. This can include security support, risk management, and much more. The below sections should help you.
The Union works with the school to allow students to invite external speakers to their events and have policies to support this:
The points you need to consider and notify us of are:
If your speaker or topic is likely to cause contention then you may need to put in extra risk measures such as ticketing, an academic chair and security to control this. The Union will provide you with guidance on this.
If you speaker has their own security then LSE security team must be notified to provide a briefing. The Union will provide you with guidance on this.
If your event is open to the public you will need an academic chair which you can find information on below.Notify us of high-profile political figures (attendees or speakers) as it can require a lot of preparation, to ensure appropriate arrangements for reception, security and so on – especially if the visitor is to make a public appearance. Also, the LSE Director will wish to know about them, for example in cases in which she will try, as a courtesy, to be available to greet the visitor. This will also enable the relevant staff teams at LSE and LSESU to be informed of the event happening to support you.Staff or students planning to invite anyone in the following categories should inform email@example.com (firstname.lastname@example.org) at least 15 working days before the proposed visit:
- - current or former Heads of State
- - current or former Heads of Government (such as Prime Ministers)
- - current UK government ministers (including the First Ministers of Scotland and Wales)
- - any high-profile political figure whose presence on campus can be expected to arouse strong feelings and responses among the LSE community or the public.
If your event is open to the public you will need an academic chair which you can find information on below.
You will need to arrange access for your speaker into the building you are holding an event, you find out how to do this in events open to public in the tab below.