Welcome | News | Events | Join/Pay Dues | Contact Us

Civil Service, Government and Public Policy group

Contact Person: Reyes Castellano    

Management Committee - we are pleased to inform members that the Management Committee, chaired by Rosehanna Chowdhury, had a very successful meeting in early August, at which it started planning a number of events for the coming academic year.

About the group - many LSE students, given the nature of the institution, go on to pursue an array of careers in government and politics, and this provides a significant platform on which to build a network for alumni to share common interest and career experiences of the sector.

Aims and objectives - the main aims and objectives of the group are as follows:

  • To support LSE alumni working in the sector, by creating an environment for people to interact, network and share common interests with fellow alumni working in the same area.
  • To keep alumni updated on key issues within the sector, through a series of events and lectures on key political and current affairs issues of interest.
  • To give current students at LSE the opportunity to speak to and hear about what alumni from LSE have gone on to achieve in the sector.
  • To establish links with alumni working in other major centres of government around the world.

How to get involved

  • Join our email list - please complete our membership form and we'll add you to the email list.
  • LinkedIn - the group now has its own LinkedIn group, with membership verified by the LSE Alumni Relations team. This will allow the group to build a comprehensive social network where members can exchange expertise in particular fields, build working relationships and discuss topics of interest.
  • Organisation representatives - the group is creating a network of contacts within Government departments and other large organisations across the sector, to help coordinate its work and liaise with the Management Committee on upcoming activities and networking opportunities. If you are interested in becoming the representative, please email Reyes Castellano at LSE.

LSE links - the group is working closely with the LSE Department of Government to keep members informed of relevant events and LSE, and exploring other ways to involve alumni in the intellectual life of the School.

The group has also linked up with the Alumni and Friends of the London School of Economics USA (AFLSE), to keep alumni members of both groups informed of activity in London and Washington D.C. AFLSE is the School’s largest and oldest alumni association outside the UK.

Useful links
LSE Department of Government
LSE Public Policy Group
British Government@LSE
British Policy and Politics at LSE Blog

Committee -  Please see the contact us page for details of how to get in touch.

LSE Alumni Association groups are supported by the LSE Alumni Relations team. If you have any general queries, please contact the Alumni Relations team.


Past events - the group's formal launch event took place on Thursday 25 November 2010 at LSE, featuring guest speakers Margaret Hodge MP and Sir Jeremy Heywood (report and photos).

Our second event took place on 17 February 2011, and featured Sir Bob Kerslake, Permanent Secretary of the Department of Communities and Local Government, speaking on 'The End of the English Regions?'.

Our final event of 2011 was a lecture in collaboration with the Alumni Relations team ‘The UK Coalition Government: One Year On’ on 9 June 2011, chaired by Jon Sopel of the BBC Politics Show (report and photos).

More recently, the 2013 Annual Dinner took place on the 24th of January (report) and on the 6th of March the group and British Government@LSE organised  Britain's Labour Market: Confounding The Sceptics, an event featuring Mark Hoban MP, Ministry of Employment, as key note speaker and chaired by Professor Julian Le Grand, Richard Titmuss Professor of Social Policy at LSE.

View all Alumni Chapters