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Guest Blog by Arya Gerard: Volunteering with FoodCycle

A Student Volunteering Week Special! Here’s one of five fantastic blogs that we’re posting this week to celebrate Student Volunteering week. This one is from one of your Student Volunteering Ambassadors, Arya, and their experience volunteering for FoodCycle.
I believe that no one should go hungry. It was that belief that spurred me to dabble in food waste based volunteering in Birmingham […]

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    Guest Blog by Maelys Hohagen: Exploring the ethics of overseas volunteering

Guest Blog by Maelys Hohagen: Exploring the ethics of overseas volunteering

A Student Volunteering Week Special! Here’s one of five fantastic blogs that we’re posting this week to celebrate Student Volunteering week. This one is from one of your Student Volunteering Ambassadors, Maelys. She explores the ethics of overseas volunteering, it’s connection to social media and explores the ‘white saviour syndrome’.
Yes, volunteering abroad is amazing. You get to travel, to […]

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Insider tips – digital consultancies

Nicole is a Venture Architect / Consultant at Deloitte Digital. She graduated with an MSc in International Political Economy in 2016, but struggled with the London job market. She decamped to Munich, and, after applying for a curious-sounding job at Deloitte, she was hired with great German efficiency. Now, Nicole is a Certified Scrum Product Owner, Design Thinker and strategy consultant […]

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How to volunteer sensitively and be aware of power dynamics

Power dynamics isn’t something that often comes up when volunteering is discussed but understanding your role as a volunteer in the relationship with the beneficiary can determine the success of a programme. In this piece David Coles, LSE Volunteer Centre Manager, shares some of his failings, what he learnt and some tips to ensure that you volunteer in a […]

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    Volunteering with LSE Student Division of Lawyers Without Borders

Volunteering with LSE Student Division of Lawyers Without Borders

On Tuesday 22 January, the LSE Volunteer Centre will be collaborating with the LSE Student Division of Lawyers Without Borders to bring students a one-off volunteering session to transcribe anti-slavery manuscripts. The session will run from 1pm-3pm in LSE LIFE, and is a chance for LSE students to get involved in discovering the correspondence between anti-slavery activists! 

What is Lawyers Without Borders?
Lawyers Without Borders (LWOB) is an international non-profit […]

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How to get your volunteering started

People often talk about why they volunteer. From benefiting communities and making a positive change, to finding new friends and developing skills: everyone has their own reasons why volunteering is for them, and all are valid. We talk a lot about the benefits of volunteering but often less about the how. Maybe you have decided you’d like to volunteer but are not […]

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Guest Blog by May: Charity Week at LSE

May was one of the key organisers of Charity Week at LSE from the Islamic Society. Read on to find out about the success of the week…
Charity Week is Islamic Relief’s flagship fundraising campaign which invites volunteers all over the world to raise money for orphans and needy children. Each year, over 200 institutions come together planning bake sales, […]

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    ‘Being a translator between Business and Politics’: a career in public affairs

‘Being a translator between Business and Politics’: a career in public affairs

The panel discussion on careers in public affairs and lobbying, as part of LSE Career’s Public Sector and Policy week, saw practitioners working both in-house, in public affairs agencies, and in public administration share their top tips and key insights for getting into the industry.

Susan Bahl, currently working as a Brexit lead for the British Medical Association after pursuing a […]

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Ending orphanage volunteering: get involved

The LSE Volunteer Centre has been working with a number of dedicated partners, as part of ReThink Orphanages, over the past few years to end volunteering in orphanages. In 2016 we launched our pledge that we will never promote such opportunities at LSE and since then many other universities have joined us. We’ve been delighted with its success with many organisations since […]

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    Developing a CV for international development and communications

Developing a CV for international development and communications

Guest blog by alumnus Lee Bailey, MSc Development Studies 2012-2013 and Director of Communications at the Natural Resource Governance Institute.
I recently had the pleasure of returning to LSE to speak with a number of students about their interests in the international development space, as well as communications work. As the director of communications at a policy institute/NGO, I felt I had some […]

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US and UK law firms: what’s the difference?

Guest blogger Charlotte Lewis-Williams shares her experiences and thoughts on the differences between US and UK law firms.
Choosing which law firms to apply to for a training contract can seem like a daunting task. Where do you start? If you are considering City law firms, you may be wondering what the difference is, if any, between US firms and UK […]

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Four ways to make the most of your Parliamentary Internship

Polly Bass graduated from LSE in 2017 with an MSc in Social Policy. During her masters she worked for David Lammy, MP for Tottenham. In this guest post she offers her reflections as she nears the end of a 10-month placement with Lord Best, an independent Crossbencher in the House of Lords.
An LSE Parliamentary Internship is a fantastic opportunity to get […]

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    How to get a job with the International Committee of the Red Cross

How to get a job with the International Committee of the Red Cross

Working for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) was Matthew Clare’s “dream job”. Six years after completing his undergraduate degree, the 29-year-old from Lancashire managed to secure a role as an interpreter with the ICRC in Gaza. Has it met his expectations? And what advice would he give students looking to embark on a similar career?
Can you […]

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Marketing yourself – and your LLM

Your LLM provides you with a new or deeper specialism and offers a stepping stone to career transition or progression as well as enhancing your academic record. There is a prestige associated with your studies at LSE, and the LLM year offers a capacity building experience which also demonstrates your commitment to invest time and money in your legal […]

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Next steps with an LLM

You’ve (almost) got your LLM, the finish line is in sight. But what are your options once you’ve graduated – where do you go next? What do you do next? Well, there are a vast range of options worth considering. Obviously these will vary depending on the jurisdiction in which you have qualified as a lawyer and right to […]

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Taking the Career Plunge

Guest blog from Tamara Oprea, Associate Director Sales and Business Development – Financial Markets at IHS Markit Ltd.
“There I was, after all those years of studying and hard work, with a Banking, Finance and Management degree under my belt, ready to take on my career! So many paths and career choices, from banking to corporates, to analytics, to financial […]

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Insider tips – working as a Trainee Solicitor

Guest blog by Nitika Patel, Trainee Solicitor at CMS:
I thoroughly enjoyed my law degree at LSE and I believe it gave me a strong foundation on the subject. Being surrounded by driven and motivated students, I found myself applying for insight days from my very first year. This proved invaluable as I gained exposure to different law firms, their […]

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From LSE to the Fast Stream

Guest blog from Nathan Prakash Paterson, who graduated with a BSc Economic History with Economics degree in 2014 from the London School of Economics. During his time at university he completed the Civil Service Summer Diversity Internship Programme (SDIP) before spending time overseas with an NGO in Kenya and the graduate management consulting programme of a multinational firm.

He then […]

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You don’t have to have a law degree to become a lawyer

You don’t have to have a law degree to qualify as a solicitor or barrister. Many legal employers recruit up to 50% of their trainees from non-law degrees.
So what do you need?

excitement at the prospect of working closely with clients across all industry sectors (energy, financial services, social media, health – the law gets everywhere) to solve their […]

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Five biotech career options for non-scientists

Guest post by LSE MSc in International Management alumnus, Yannick Skop:
It has been a booming decade for biotech, not just in the stock market, but also in real, impactful advances in human knowledge. Just as I started writing this blog post, we learn that for the very first time, scientists have managed to edit the faulty DNA of embryos, preventing […]

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