Public Lectures: An LSE type of fun

I feel like at LSE we have a very specific notion of what it means to have fun. We sit down for coffee and start talking about internet infrastructures, one hour later we see ourselves talking about trains. No wonder that some of the most exciting things happening on campus are the public lectures, open events that everyone can […]

February 13th, 2018|Featured, Student life|0 Comments|

Should I take outside options in my degree?

Have you thought about taking outside options at LSE?

LSE prides itself on being a ‘social science’ university and thus taking an interdisciplinary approach to its subject matter. This really appealed to me when I first heard about LSE, because it matched the same interest that I had to approach a topic through the lens of different subjects.

As a first […]

February 5th, 2018|Featured, Student life|0 Comments|

Guide to surviving your first term at LSE

I am writing this as Lent Term begins, aka my second term at LSE. Over the past few months, I’ve experienced a life totally unlike what I was used to, so I’m sharing some tips (based on my personal experience) on how to survive your first term at LSE. Of course, some of these may or may not work […]

January 23rd, 2018|Featured, Student life|0 Comments|
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    Five things you need to know about the degree level ‘jump’

Five things you need to know about the degree level ‘jump’

It’s a normal feeling to feel overwhelmed in your first year. As a first year BA History student, I share the general feeling amongst peers that moving to an undergraduate level is exciting and intellectually liberating but also mixed with a sense of anxiety that you’re misplaced as a learner. Speaking from my perspective, I’m in a position where […]

November 21st, 2017|Featured, Student life|0 Comments|

Transitioning from Full Time Employee to Full Time Student

It’s been 3 years since I received my undergraduate degree. That may not sound like a long time, but it feels like decades since I have been in a classroom. I have been so accustomed to working full time that I forgot what it’s like to be a student again.

Compared to working, being an LSE graduate student is NO […]

November 9th, 2017|Featured, Student life|1 Comment|

First Impressions

It’s about to be a month since I arrived in London from Nairobi, Kenya and honestly, it still feels like I stepped foot at Heathrow airport only yesterday! I was buzzing with excitement as I sat in the taxi on the way to my new home, and the first thing that struck me about London was its vibrant scenery […]

A look back on the year

It seems such a long time ago, September 2015, when I first enrolled on the MSc course in Social Policy Research. Who knew then that at the end of the academic year we would be living in a different socio-political constellation? As I look ahead to my second year at LSE, to start in a few months’ time, I […]

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