Student Ambassadors

A section dedicated to content created by our Student Ambassadors

ID Weekly Spotlight – Meet Lauren Culbertson

For this week’s ID Weekly Spotlight, Student Media Ambassador Rachel Epstein talked to MSc Health and International Development student, Lauren Culbertson. Read about their chat here.

Lauren’s huge smile greets me even before the smell of fresh-brewed Americanos. We’re at Hej, a coffee shop in Bermondsey popular with yuppies, small-dog owners, and brunch-as-a-food-group types. It’s a joint where avocado toast […]

ID Weekly Spotlight – Meet John Paulraj

Student Media Ambassador Salena Wang talked to MSc Anthropology and Development student John Paulraj. Read about their chat here.

Having been attending the same DV400 seminar with John for two terms, I am impressed by his academic enthusiasm and the ability to support unique development arguments with concrete empirical evidence at ease. After the most inspiring talk I had with […]

London Living: Accommodation in the heart of the city

Are you a current ID offer holder and looking around for accommodation in London? Student Mentorship Ambassador Natasha Glendening shares her experience and gives you some useful tips.

The nicest place I ever lived was in a beautiful Victorian building, metres from the statue that unofficially marks the centre of London, it also happened to be LSE accommodation.

Northumberland House was […]

ID Weekly Spotlight – Meet Kyeonga Claire Kang

For this week’s ID Spotlight, Student Media Ambassador Innocent Anguyo spoke to MSc African Development student, Kyeonga Claire Kang.

I spent most of my childhood in Rennes, France. Unlike some Koreans who go to school to memorise subjects like Maths and English from a young age, I enjoyed a relaxed lifestyle. This must be the reason I have good memories […]

ID Weekly Spotlight – Meet Maleeha Kisat

For this week’s ID Weekly Spotlight, Student Media Ambassador Saddi Basnet spoke to MSc Development Management student Maleeha Kisat. Read more about her here.

Growing up in Pakistan, I knew I wanted to work to improve livelihoods. As an undergraduate student at LSE, I studied Government and Economics which provided a good foundation to understand some of the issues in policy […]

ID Weekly Spotlight – Meet Anna Roberts

Student Media Ambassador Rachel Epstein met International Development and Humanitarian Emergencies student Anna Roberts. Read about their chat here.

Anna and I pop into Paul Café on Kingsway after Professor David Keen’s Friday morning lecture on defining the enemy in a complex emergency. Perhaps a strange way to kick off the weekend, but we settle in to coffees and sandwiches […]

ID Weekly Spotlight – Meet Enrique Forero

This week, the spotlight is on MSc Development Studies student, Enrique Forero. One of the Department’s Media Student Ambassadors, Salena Wang, spoke to him.

I have always been passionate about applied economics, especially in the areas of development, poverty, public policy, trade and innovation. From an early age, I was aware of the socio-economic inequality in Colombia and the gaps […]

Looking back to a trip to Cumberland Lodge

In January, we had our last Cumberland Lodge trip of this academic year. Student Media Ambassadors, Rachel Epstein and Salena Wang, were there and recount the weekend.

We don’t do this sort of thing anymore. It seems the older we get, the more insular we become. Remember the ‘field trip?’ Once a thing of excitement from the days of raucous […]

ID Weekly Spotlight – Meet Glenn S. Norgbey

Glenn S. Norgbey, currently in the MSc in International Development and Humanitarian Emergencies programme at LSE, speaks to one of the Department’s Media Student Ambassadors, Innocent Anguyo.

My parents have given me many gifts—from emotional to material—but one has impacted me the most. At a young age, they gifted me the love of reading. Reading exposed my undeveloped mind to […]

ID Weekly Spotlight – Meet Krista Kartson

Once a week until the end of Lent Term, our Media Student Ambassadors will profile a student or member of staff of the Department of International Development on the ID Blog. This week, the spotlight is on Krista Kartson of the MSc Development Management. Read more about her here.

“I grew up with a lot of international influence – my […]