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Fresher, Again

As a new student to LSE on the General Course, technically I’m a fresher again. It’s different coming from a small liberal arts school as a third year student and having to start over for a second time at a new university. While it’s a bit more laid back this time around and exciting in its own way, it […]

November 6th, 2014|News|0 Comments|

The Second Time Around

On the Fourth of July, 2013, I flew from London to America with nothing to declare at customs but my independence and near-insane desire for a proper American burger.  Four weeks ago, I flew back.  You can’t go home again, but it turns out you can always come back to London.
At this point, a word of introduction is probably appropriate.* […]

November 4th, 2014|News|1 Comment|

Team Up At LSE

“Every child deserves a champion, an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection, and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be.” – Rita Pierson
As my undergraduate career came to a close, I had a crisis of confidence. I hadn’t applied for any professional roles (oops!) and I hadn’t (yet!) been accepted […]

October 24th, 2014|LSE, News, Off Campus|0 Comments|

Academiaholic

I’m writing to all of you who are at LSE (or who project to come in October) and who are planning on doing a PhD after a master’s. Hear my story:

Before I came to LSE I had done a bachelor in psychology and was sick and tired of it being so theoretical and, at times, lacking entirely in critical […]

June 26th, 2014|News|1 Comment|

Learnt but not taught

Having spent almost four years in higher education, there can be no denying that I have learnt a lot. Amongst other things, I have been taught the Foucauldian perspective on power and knowledge, the limitations of democracy, the metaphysical possibility of zombies (fun fact: they are metaphysically possible) and that everything, or virtually everything, is problematic in some way.
Yet, […]

June 16th, 2014|News|0 Comments|

A MOMENT IN THE SUN

Exams are over (well, mine are) and summer is here (well, sort of)! Ah, the blissful relief. No more burning the midnight oil, trying to pack three months’ worth of course material into a two-page summary. No more waking up in a cold sweat after dreaming you’ve slept through the exam. No more irrational anxiety, no more looking like […]

June 16th, 2014|News|1 Comment|

The Final Stretch…

As I am anxiously waiting for my LSE exams to begin in t-minus two weeks, my friends from my home university back in Virginia have already finished their exams. Finished! The Facebook posts of joy and celebration mock me as I go to revise yet another topic in a long to-do list. This is the exact reverse of September, […]

May 8th, 2014|LSE, News|0 Comments|

How I (Almost) Met the Queen…

Dinner at Grosvenor Square

It all began when I was invited to lunch at the Official Residence of the Canadian High Commissioner. The High Commission was looking for candidates in their late teens and early twenties. One person would be chosen to be flag bearer for Canada on Commonwealth Day. There were at least a dozen candidates. All of them, […]

March 25th, 2014|News, Off Campus|0 Comments|

Understanding the Murder of Europe 100 Years On

2014 is an important year for us historians. This year we mark the centenary of the First World War. Over the next twelve months, we will be racking our brains in search of answers to one question: who started World War I?

Already the debate has begun. Historians Christopher Clark, Max Hastings, and Margaret MacMillan have all recently written a book on the causes […]

January 30th, 2014|LSE, News|7 Comments|

Going back home

As I sit here with the title of the blog ‘Going back home’, for a few seconds I am unsure whether I want to write about my trip from London to my hometown Lahore or about my  journey from Lahore to London. This makes me realize that in three short months I have started to view my studio in […]

January 23rd, 2014|LSE, News|0 Comments|

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