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Thinking Now: Mindfulness at LSE

Breathe in. Breathe out.

In the storm of Monday afternoon bustle, a calm eyrie roosts itself in the prayer room of the SU building. Located on the second floor, if you had walked in on the crown of students heads bowed and hands clasped together in silent contemplation, you would have fairly mistaken the group as a mystical congregation dropped […]

October 16th, 2017|Student life|0 Comments|
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    Getting to LSE: When crazy decisions bring you to the right place

Getting to LSE: When crazy decisions bring you to the right place

I am a planner, I am the kind of person who overthinks every single decision; from what to have for breakfast, to turning left or right when Google Maps left me alone in the middle of Piccadilly Circus. But sometimes as plans change, we change with them. All in all, me getting to LSE was an event that happened […]

October 12th, 2017|Student life|1 Comment|

Advice to incoming students from an MSc survivor

Before I begin, I know you’re stressed. Don’t worry, you’ll be okay. Just breathe. You deserve this.

As I write this, I’m a few days away from celebrating/commiserating one year of living in London, and thought it would be useful/cathartic to write the post I wish I’d read 12 months ago.

It’s worth noting that I might have ignored all this […]

September 18th, 2017|Student life|2 Comments|

You CAN spell Dissertation without stress (I tried)

Consider this a sojourn: still writing, but not citing.

Dissertation season is upon us (to be read metaphorically); the spring of finding the right supervisor, the summer of interviews and transcriptions, the fall of analysis, and now the winter of writing up the final product. And this winter has been melancholic.

Research writing is a lonely process. Here you are, having […]

August 2nd, 2017|Student life|0 Comments|
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    Celebrating diversity: my Programme for African Leadership story

Celebrating diversity: my Programme for African Leadership story

Hallmark moments are like the beautiful photos which we save for the photo albums. They affect and define us so that from time to time, we are moved to take them out, to remember them and relive the wonderful memories. My acceptance into, and participation in LSE’s Programme for African Leadership (PfAL) certainly deserves many pages in my memory […]

June 26th, 2017|Student life|3 Comments|
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    Rethinking development finance in an age of rising aspirations

Rethinking development finance in an age of rising aspirations

A guest post by Eustace Uzor, Zainab Haruna, and Martha Bande, who are all students on the Programme for African Leadership in the International Development Department at LSE.

On April 11, 2017, the president of the World Bank Group (WBG) – Dr. Jim Yong Kim, came to LSE to present the Bank’s financial vision on how to ‘end poverty and boost […]

April 26th, 2017|Student life|2 Comments|

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?

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March 8th, 2017|Student life|1 Comment|

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