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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|

Best things I did in the first five weeks at LSE

Hello everyone!

The moment that I knew was coming is finally here. I will call it the great mid-Michaelmas crisis of 2017.

You see, the critical issue about life at LSE is that I only have one year. I don’t know what I will do afterwards, but I have one year to figure it out. I love living at Rosebery Hall, so […]

November 1st, 2017|Student life|1 Comment|

An International’s Guide to a Stress-free Freshers Week

As an international student, not only are you stuck with the traumatizing sticker price of £18,408 for tuition, you are also stuck with a longer to-do-list than your domestic counterparts.  To help you avoid becoming overwhelmed, here is a (hopefully) helpful guide to getting everything done whilst still having a blast!

Picking up your BRP

When you apply for a tier 4 student […]

October 27th, 2017|Student life|0 Comments|

MSc Finance at LSE: not just a job market signal

In many ways LSE has both exactly been what I expected and not at all. I can read a thousand brochures and talk to alumni, but the details are lost in translation and all that’s left is a cliché and fluffy one-liners like “LSE is a great school”, and wouldn’t cognitive dissonance compel us all to say that?

Who are […]

October 26th, 2017|Student life|0 Comments|
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    Do it to do it, not to have done it: the pursuit of graduation

Do it to do it, not to have done it: the pursuit of graduation

In the midst of reading the 74 journal articles prescribed to you this week, have you ever stopped to think about why you are here? In London, at LSE, doing a Masters degree?

A few weeks ago, I bought a print of this painting by Irish artist Ross Stewart.  “Do it to do it, not to have done it.”  I […]

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

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