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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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    ‘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 […]

International Women’s Day: The 364 days after

As I think none of us missed, yesterday, the 8th of March, was International Women’s Day. It is personally a day that means a lot to me, where I always pay some extra thought to the people that has made my life easier through bold choices in policy-making, personal choices and the fight for equal rights. This year, as […]

March 9th, 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?


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: 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 […]

Why football and academia go so well together

We all have different ways of recovering from stress, something that is quite necessary during a postgraduate year at LSE. During exam-time in May there is even a dedicated ‘de-stress-week’ where you can do yoga, meditation or even meet up with a bunch of puppies for about half an hour to release some of those reactions going on in […]

January 25th, 2017|Student life|0 Comments|

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 […]

Being Interdisciplinary with Tinned Tomatoes

A reflection on trying to branch out from your field using the metaphor of 3 student-friendly recipes with a tin of tomatoes. The tinned tomatoes are a metaphor. For being versatile. Like being interdisciplinary. Get it? Got it. Good.
Moving on.

Let’s talk about being interdisciplinary (or trying to), that is, relating to more than one field/branch/discipline of knowledge. Here are […]

January 17th, 2017|Featured, Student life|0 Comments|

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