Local community involvement

At London Business School we believe it's important to give something back to the community in which we live and work. The School supports volunteering activity by staff, faculty and students in Westminster, across London and throughout the UK.

Education and mentoring

London Business School supports local schools and colleges through teaching, mentoring and invitations to speaker events. Recent projects include:

  • working with Young Enterprise to deliver citizenship programmes and masterclasses to local schools
  • weekly CV writing sessions and interview practice for local students
  • taking part in a reading and maths improvement programme in Westminster
  • collaborating with Deutsche Bank, one of our corporate partners, on the Young Enterprise 'Learn to Earn' programme and other community initiatives
  • providing mentors, business lecturers and interview panellists for London schools as part of the Career Academies UK initiative.

Beyond education institutions, we run seminars, lectures and advice sessions for Arts and Business and we have used interactive Google technology to provide e-mentors to the Cherie Blair Foundation in order to provide inspiration and advice on pioneering business initiatives.

Events, support and promotion

We regularly host speaker events on campus in support of charities or to help publicise volunteering opportunities. Recent events have included:

  • Camila Batmanghelidjh, Founder and Director of Kids Company, on volunteering
  • James Cochrane, Chairman of the British Red Cross, raising awareness of charity work
  • a local charity showcase for prospective volunteers featuring Kids Company, Career Academies UK, Young Enterprise.

Direct volunteering

As part of our programme of social responsibility initiatives, we encourage our staff, faculty and students to take part in hands-on volunteering in addition to the community work we do as an institution. Regular events include:

  • on-campus blood donation drives in support of National Blood and the NHS
  • Christmas campus drive for toys and second hand goods in support of Oxfam and Kids Company
  • a clean-up of Westminster cemeteries organised by The Royal Parks
  • ongoing support for the Church Street Neighbourhood.  This includes a numbers of activities ranging from work with the local youth club, to painting public spaces, assisting the elderly with household duties and helping to train people on how to write CVs, improve their interview skills and develop businesses.

If you are interested in finding out more about our community links please contact Tina Clark at tclark@london.edu

Christmas toy drive 2010

Contact us

If you are interested in finding out more about our community links please contact Tina Clark at tclark@london.edu.