Undergraduate

‘Your LSE experience is what you make of it’

Having just completed both his undergraduate and masters degree here in the Government Department, Peter Wilson reflects on his time here at the school and provides a few tips for new LSE students.

You have completed both your UG and MSc here in the LSE Department of Government. What has been the highlight of your time at LSE?

I have […]

The LSE Government Society

The LSE Government Society is a student led initiative which aims to integrate students with the department, giving you opportunities to socialise and attend academic events with political thinkers both from inside and outside of the LSE. Matt Panton and Maisie Jenkins explain more about the aims of the Society and how to get involved.

What are the main aims and […]

Shedding light on life in a Rohingya refugee camp

Jun Hao Peh reflects on his project which distributed 600 solar powered lamps to Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh.

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    “A wonderful introduction to the world of academic research” – Undergraduate research takes centre stage

“A wonderful introduction to the world of academic research” – Undergraduate research takes centre stage

Eponine Howarth reflects on a successful year for the LSE Undergraduate Political Review, which led to them sharing their undergraduate research at the ‘Political Science Association Undergraduate Conference’ and the ‘British Conference for Undergraduate Research’.

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    Undergraduate Research Internships in the Department of Government

Undergraduate Research Internships in the Department of Government

In Summer 2017 the Department of Government ran its annual research internship scheme for undergraduates. The programme provides an opportunity for the Department’s BSc students to develop key skills by working with academic faculty on their research. We spoke to three of our undergraduate research interns about their experience working with faculty on research projects.

Tetsekela M. Anyiam-Osigwe assisted Ryan Jablonski with research projects […]

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    Delivering winning Election Night coverage: LSE students assist with ITV GE2017 programme

Delivering winning Election Night coverage: LSE students assist with ITV GE2017 programme

25 of our undergraduate students assisted ITV with their General Election 2017 programme, which aired from Thursday 8 June until the early hours of Friday 9 June 2017. The work required involved taking calls from constituencies and logging the election results on a database, which were then subsequently broadcast live on television.

BSc student Naomi Potter details her experience working […]

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    ‘Despite being an undergraduate, I felt as much a part of the conference as anyone else’: BSc student James Sanders on presenting at an academic Conference

‘Despite being an undergraduate, I felt as much a part of the conference as anyone else’: BSc student James Sanders on presenting at an academic Conference

BSc student James Sanders reflects on his experience attending and presenting a research paper at the Political Studies Association Conference in Glasgow in April 2017.

When people ask what my research is about, their eyes tend to glaze over as I say: “demonstrating the robustness of proprietary quantitative textual analysis tools through a series of methodological challenges”. Granted it isn’t […]

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    What can you learn from an undergraduate research internship?

What can you learn from an undergraduate research internship?

In summer 2016, the Department of Government ran its research internship scheme for undergraduates for the second year. The programme enables BSc students to develop key skills by working with academic faculty on their research. We spoke to BSc student Trishna Kurian and Associate Professor Joachim Wehner about the internship scheme and their work on a project about voting behaviour in South […]

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    The heart of volunteering is to create a positive impact on society

The heart of volunteering is to create a positive impact on society

2nd year undergraduate student Yllka Krasniqi tells us about her experience as an LSE Student Volunteering Ambassador and encourages other students at LSE to get involved in volunteering.

What motivated you to sign up as an LSE Student Volunteering Ambassador?

I was motivated to sign up to be an LSE Student Volunteering Ambassador as I believe that everyone can play […]

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    Expectations, Preferences, and Voter Turnout: An application of Prospect Theory to the Calculus of Voting

Expectations, Preferences, and Voter Turnout: An application of Prospect Theory to the Calculus of Voting

Matthew Pennill graduated with a BSc Government and Economics from the Department of Government in 2015. He subsequently completed an MSc Economics at Universitat Pompeu Fabra and will be joining a global financial services firm in 2017 as a Macro Strategist. His research was highly commended in the Poster category at the LSE Research Festival 2016. We asked Matthew a few […]