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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 […]

A Friday Night of Student Research

Hannah Bailey, who is studying a BSc Politics and Philosophy in the Department of Government and is Event Manager for the LSE Undergraduate Political Review (UPR), reflects on the first UPR Colloquium which took place on Friday 4 November.

The LSE Undergraduate Political Review

Josh Manby, who is studying a BSc Government & Economics in the Department of Government and is Editor of the LSE Undergraduate Political Review (UPR), talks about the forthcoming UPR Colloquium as well as the aims and future goals of the UPR.

The LSE Undergraduate Political Review

On Friday 4 November after months of preparation and excited nervousness, the LSE Undergraduate […]

Welcome to our new LSE Government students!

19-23 September was LSE Welcome Week 2016 and we were delighted to welcome our new 2016/17 intake of undergraduate and masters students to the Department of Government.

LSE MEXICO WEEK 2016: Mexico and its Place in the World

From 15- 17 March, the Department of Government is proud to host Mexico Week 2016, the 16th edition of the Week co-organised by the Department  of Government and the LSE Student Union Mexican Society.

One Homeland, Two States Public Lecture

Date: Monday, 7 March, Time: 18:00 – 19:30 Venue: London School of Economics, Old building, Room 4.10 (4th floor) Chaired and introduced by: Professor Simon Hix (London School of Economics) Professor Adam Fagan (Queen Mary University of London)