Student life

Looking back on Michaelmas Term: Part 1

The first term of graduate life is over – so now I can look back (fondly) and reflect upon both what I did wrong and what I wish I had done. This blog entry will detail my experiences so you don’t have to make the same mistakes!

Balance, balance, balance:

As with every term of postgraduate study, the weeks will be […]

January 10th, 2018|Student life|0 Comments|
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    Climbing to your dream job: 3 uniquely LSE traps to avoid during recruitment

Climbing to your dream job: 3 uniquely LSE traps to avoid during recruitment

Recruitment: it’s a mountain of a dream and a mile high climb to the top.

No one wants to talk about doing applications late into the night, coming back from networking events so tired that there’s no energy left to eat dinner, or the terrible feeling of getting outright rejected from companies you thought you had connected with. Like climbing a […]

January 5th, 2018|Student life|1 Comment|
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    Department of Finance grad trip to Brighton – Just go, trust me

Department of Finance grad trip to Brighton – Just go, trust me

What you need to know:
Cost: £110, food and seafront hotel included

Duration: Friday – Sunday (2 nights)

Timing: Early October

People: Department of Finance students and faculty

Activities: Treasure Hunt, Casino Night, Formal Dinners, nightlife, general shenanigans

Every year, the Department of Finance hosts the annual grad trip to Brighton. This is a great opportunity to relax and get some fresh air, because by the […]

December 7th, 2017|Student life, Travel|0 Comments|

Why you should live in halls

It’s a choice that every prospective student that lives in London has to make: whether to move into uni halls at LSE or stick with the familiar comforts of home, sweet home. Make no mistake – moving into uni halls can be a daunting, not to mention expensive, prospect, especially for students that live in London where their current […]

December 5th, 2017|Student life|0 Comments|

Beware the Pasta Salad

Here in London they seem to really like pasta salad. They have it in every single buffet restaurant out there, it comes in different shapes but usually, it includes pesto sauce and tomatoes – a very colorful dish.

The thing about pasta salad though is that it is indeed salad. But it is also pasta.

I don’t think that anyone actually thinks […]

December 4th, 2017|Student life|0 Comments|

The real deal of living in Rosebery Hall

When I decided to apply for a master’s programme in Europe I didn’t really know what I wanted to study, but I already knew one thing: I wanted to live in a hall of residence. I know this sounds silly. But I have no shame in admitting that a big part of choosing where I wanted to study had […]

November 27th, 2017|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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    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|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|Student life|1 Comment|

Why there is strength in (home)sickness

The origin of this post is one that is punctuated by both inspiration and hesitation. Let me explain.

As of two weeks ago, I am now a resident of Rotterdam, Netherlands, and a PhD candidate at the Rotterdam School of Management. As of 1 year and 1 month ago, I was an MSc candidate at the LSE. Before that I […]

November 8th, 2017|Student life|0 Comments|

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