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Working in Summer?!

Congratulations to all who have made it through the tough examinations period! And for those who are in their last few days, you are almost there!

Following the exams, we all have plans to sleep (and sleep and sleep), soak up the sun and enjoy the long days. There have been some pretty sunny days in London the past week […]

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    ‘Distinctive, dynamic, illuminating and challenging’ : Reflecting on my Parliamentary Internship

‘Distinctive, dynamic, illuminating and challenging’ : Reflecting on my Parliamentary Internship

This post was originally published on the LSE Government Blog

The interview for my internship was one of the most intimidating experiences of my time in London (so far). This was not due to a severe interviewer or an intense line of questioning but rather from my sheer awe at the House of Lords itself. In my personal, professional and […]

My neighbourhood: Greenwich

While staying in halls has its perks and wonderful sides, living a bit outside the city centre is also an opportunity as a student. I live in Greenwich, in south-east London, which means that my neighbourhood feels very different from the city centre. My commute is a bit longer, but after testing the many routes into London (train, bus, […]

February 24th, 2017|London life|0 Comments|

Celebrating Lunar New Year

The Lunar New Year, or Chinese New Year is widely celebrated by Chinese all over the world, and is probably the equivalent of Christmas in its significance. As the name suggests, it is a celebration of the beginning of a new year, according to the lunar calendar.

This year, the first day of the Lunar New Year fell on 28th […]

Student Perspectives on the Women’s March: Sai

I want to open this post with a conversation I had with a friend the day before the Women’s March on London. He asked me, “Trump is already President. What’s the point?”

I’ll be honest, I did not have an answer. I had never participated in any sort of March or Movement previously, so this was a question I’d been […]

January 30th, 2017|Featured, London life|0 Comments|

Student Perspectives on the Women’s March: Leilani

“I am changing the things I cannot accept.”

This was just one of the many colorful, clever, and inspiring quotes painted onto the signs that floated over the crowds of people standing in front of the US embassy on a chilly morning in London. Over 3000 miles away my sister, mother, friends, and fellow Wellesley classmates were just waking up […]

Student Perspectives on the Women’s March: Ann

I haven’t exactly felt like myself since November 8th. Something feels different. Something feels wrong, uncertain, questionable. I feel like I’ve been cheated out of something pivotal, historic, and revolutionary.

But for the first time in weeks, months even, I feel like there is hope, that we have a path towards a new direction, one filled with unity, respect, and […]

Student Perspectives on the Women’s March: Emma

The future is female.

The past is female.

Female is fluid.

Female is flawed.

God, I love puns.

These were some of the thoughts that struck me while attending the Women’sMarch in London this past Saturday. Back home in South Africa, I have been involved in a few marches and protests, but nothing to this scale – The news reported over 100,000 people attended […]

The people you’ll meet at LSE

When everyone asked what I was most excited for about studying abroad, I always talked about how I couldn’t wait to travel the rest of Europe, see the sights, and make it to places I had only dreamt of. And it’s come true; I’ve only made it to Amsterdam, Edinburgh, and Venice so far, but each of those trips […]

Left in London over Christmas

At LSE, staying in London over the Christmas holidays kind of feels like Harry Potter staying at Hogwarts in his first year; left behind.

BUT, we, the Harry Potters of 2016, are actually pretty lucky. Christmas in London has a lot to offer – here are a few of the things I look forward to most:

Christmas markets: South Bank, Camden, […]

December 13th, 2016|London life|0 Comments|

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