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Starting Out

Hi, I’m Vince. I’m a 20 year old soon-to-be-student at the LSE whose greatest achievement to date has been growing a fully-fledged moustache. We’re talking Teddy Roosevelt after his PR guy took him to a barber for a light trim that “voters are going to love”.

I’m from Sydney, Australia. If you don’t know much about Sydney, then the main […]

October 24th, 2017|Student life|0 Comments|

Five things that make Autumn special for a student

1. The weather
It’s cold and you barely make it past the front door without shivering and holding your clothes tight. It’ll only get colder however: Winter is coming.

2. Leaves falling
There’s no better way of knowing Autumn’s arrived than trodden leaves strewn across the pavement. At first blotches on the grey pavement, they soon grow into tapestries exploding with orange, […]

October 20th, 2017|Student life|0 Comments|
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    Month 1 at LSE: Coping with Journal Readings, Study Groups and Job Hunting

Month 1 at LSE: Coping with Journal Readings, Study Groups and Job Hunting

STRESS. The forbidden word. Speaking to a lot of people, it’s forbidden because of the idea that we haven’t really even started uni yet – it’s been 3 weeks, right? Not necessarily – stress is more likely to get the better of you now than it is come December – because there’s just so much to take in. I […]

October 17th, 2017|Student life|2 Comments|

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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