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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|Student life|0 Comments|

The people you’ll meet at LSE

When everyone asked what I was most excited for about studying abroad, I always talked about how I couldn’t wait to travel the rest of Europe, see the sights, and make it to places I had only dreamt of. And it’s come true; I’ve only made it to Amsterdam, Edinburgh, and Venice so far, but each of those trips […]

What I realized I love about LSE and life in London so far

I approached the end of term with decidedly low spirits, I was thinking about the time gone by since September and I couldn’t determine if I had utilized the term well or grown as much in my skills as I wanted to. If you felt the same way then I urge you read on and take time this holiday […]

December 16th, 2016|Student life|0 Comments|

Studying Law Here and Now

I still remember the start of my personal statement; it amounted roughly to the idea that ‘law is everywhere’ – a cringe-worthy banality that makes me wonder how I even got accepted to study here in the first place. In hindsight, said assertion was both clicheic and prophetic. Law is indeed everywhere, and this cannot be any clearer than […]

December 14th, 2016|Student life|2 Comments|

Long Road to PhD applications

A post by alumni blogger Marina.

So you like research? Do you feel like you would prefer to continue doing research? Would you like to do a PhD after your MSc? I have laid out a mini-guide about how to successfully apply for a PhD.

Disclaimer: this is advice is for people who are considering a european PhD programme only.

What you’ll […]

December 9th, 2016|Featured, Student life|0 Comments|

The Balancing Act that is University

With one week left of Michaelmas term, I cannot help but feel like time flew by, leaving me slightly confused and out of breath. While I will admit that being two weeks behind on my reading is not something I would count as an achievement, the very fact that I survived the toughest balancing act ever gives me a […]

December 7th, 2016|Featured, Student life|0 Comments|

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