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British Cuisine – time to give it a chance

London has one of the best food scenes in Europe in my opinion. The choice of cuisines can quite frankly be overwhelming. Just in terms of lunch options you can pop out for sushi, grab a Thai curry from a local food stall, pick up a falafel wrap or even go and eat a Hawaiian poke bowl at a […]

July 10th, 2018|London life|0 Comments|

BSc Finance: schnitzels, snow and sightseeing in Vienna

Students on the BSc Finance have a house system, where each student is allocated into a house on arrival at LSE. Each house has a budget for events and activities. This January, House Sharpe, made up of first and second year BSc Finance students, organised a trip to Vienna, hometown to Felix, one of the Heads of House. This post was […]

April 30th, 2018|Student life|0 Comments|

Annual General Course trip to Cumberland Lodge

London and LSE grow on you a little more each day. The initial weeks at LSE go in attending lectures, seminars, classes; selecting and reselecting your courses (it’s a tough choice to make when you have 300 courses to choose from); attending LSE and LSESU events.

It’s safe to say that LSE is a world in itself and the first […]

November 22nd, 2017|Student life|0 Comments|
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    Do it to do it, not to have done it: the pursuit of graduation

Do it to do it, not to have done it: the pursuit of graduation

In the midst of reading the 74 journal articles prescribed to you this week, have you ever stopped to think about why you are here? In London, at LSE, doing a Masters degree?

A few weeks ago, I bought a print of this painting by Irish artist Ross Stewart.  “Do it to do it, not to have done it.”  I […]

October 25th, 2017|Student life|0 Comments|
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    Documenting my student life in video blogs: The LSE-Fudan Exchange Programme

Documenting my student life in video blogs: The LSE-Fudan Exchange Programme

A guest post written by Firzanah Firdaus, undergraduate student in the Department of Statistics

My terrible teenage crises (think boys, puberty and mean girls) were slightly more bearable thanks to YouTube. Every time I had what was then seen as a ‘first world problem’ I would type: ‘how to get over your first heartbreak’ on the search bar and 15 minutes […]

August 3rd, 2017|Travel|0 Comments|
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    Celebrating diversity: my Programme for African Leadership story

Celebrating diversity: my Programme for African Leadership story

Hallmark moments are like the beautiful photos which we save for the photo albums. They affect and define us so that from time to time, we are moved to take them out, to remember them and relive the wonderful memories. My acceptance into, and participation in LSE’s Programme for African Leadership (PfAL) certainly deserves many pages in my memory […]

June 26th, 2017|Student life|3 Comments|
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    Rethinking development finance in an age of rising aspirations

Rethinking development finance in an age of rising aspirations

A guest post by Eustace Uzor, Zainab Haruna, and Martha Bande, who are all students on the Programme for African Leadership in the International Development Department at LSE.

On April 11, 2017, the president of the World Bank Group (WBG) – Dr. Jim Yong Kim, came to LSE to present the Bank’s financial vision on how to ‘end poverty and boost […]

April 26th, 2017|Student life|2 Comments|

The advice I wish I had before starting LSE

A guest post by Marie Misund Bringslid, MSc Management of Information Systems and Digital Innovation student, originally published on the Department of Management blog

Being an LSE student is so much more than just studying. It is not easy to know what to expect, especially if you are an international student both new to the university and to London. As a […]

March 27th, 2017|Student life|0 Comments|
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    Strengthen your university application: make the right CHOICE

Strengthen your university application: make the right CHOICE

Are you:

in Year 12 at a state school?
considering applying to a top university to study a social science?
someone who wants to boost their learning and experience – and stand out from the crowd?

If your answers are “Yes” to all the questions above, then you should apply to LSE’s flagship Widening Participation programme LSE CHOICE.

What is it?

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March 8th, 2017|Student life|1 Comment|

Long Road to PhD applications

A post by alumni blogger Marina.

So you like research? Do you feel like you would prefer to continue doing research? Would you like to do a PhD after your MSc? I have laid out a mini-guide about how to successfully apply for a PhD.

Disclaimer: this is advice is for people who are considering a european PhD programme only.

What you’ll […]

December 9th, 2016|Student life|0 Comments|

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