student experience

Sharing the experience of a PhD candidate at LSE ID

In a post for ID Careers Month 2021 (12-30-April), PhD student in the Department Eduardo Mercadante shares insight into his experience so far of pursuing an academic career in International Development.

When I decided to join the Economics of Innovation Research Group instead of doing internships at companies, two years into my undergraduate course, it was due to a feeling that I wanted to be a researcher. As sure as I might have sounded back then, […]

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    Staying Connected: the International Development Department during COVID-19

Staying Connected: the International Development Department during COVID-19

MSc Health and International Development candidate and Student Ambassador, Jasmine Birmingham writes about her perspective on the Department’s response to COVID-19 during the 2020/21 academic year.

The pandemic has taken both students and staff on a turbulent journey throughout the 2020/21 academic year. However, this hasn’t stopped us from being social and building our networks. In the Michaelmas term we […]

Meet our 2021 Student Ambassadors

Meet our nine new Student Ambassadors: Alejandra, Amy, Divya, Emelie, Isabella, Jasmine, Johana, Sharanya and Sofia, who will provide mentorship to incoming students for the new 2021/22 academic year. You can reach out to our Ambassadors via our intdev.mentors@lse.ac.uk email account. To contact an Ambassador directly, please add the Ambassador’s name in the subject of the email:

Full name: Alejandra Finotto Villena

Programme: MSc Development Management

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    Navigating course selection in the Department of International Development

Navigating course selection in the Department of International Development

Your Master’s degree will start in few months, so you’re probably busy preparing for many things, including which courses to take when you arrive. Our Student Mentorship Ambassador, Gayatri I Gusti shares how she prepared for course selection before she arrived at LSE and during her first three weeks of Michaelmas Term.

Before arriving at LSE

Check the pages: reading […]

Career support for International Development students

MSc Health and International Development student and Student Ambassador, Dr Harikeerthan Raghuram, writes about the different services offered by LSE Careers.

LSE has over 11000 students from over 140 different countries studying in over 20 different departments. Surely, it seems like a mammoth task to assist with the career of each individual. However, from my experience as a student at LSE, […]

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    MSc Health and International Development through the eyes of our students

MSc Health and International Development through the eyes of our students

MSc Health and International Development students, Harikeerthan Raghuram, Kassandra Jones and Abdul-Malik Abdul-Latif tell us about their experiences on the programme and how it differs from a Health Policy programme:

Harikeerthan Raghuram:

Kassandra Jones:

Abdul-Malik Abdul-Latif:

The views expressed in this post are those of the author and in no way reflect those of the International Development LSE blog or the London School of Economics […]

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    Tips and hacks for getting a hang of assignments: AKA how to avoid being super overwhelmed by your Masters programme!

Tips and hacks for getting a hang of assignments: AKA how to avoid being super overwhelmed by your Masters programme!

Student Ambassador, Nicole Amondi Oloo provides some helpful tips and hacks to manage your time and workload whilst studying at LSE. 

Hey offer holders, congratulations on getting into LSE! It’s an amazing accomplishment. LSE is all about discovering the causes of things and in the upcoming year you will definitely be pushed to your intellectual limits in the best ways. LSE […]

What I never expected to discover about Living in London

Student Ambassador and MSc International Development and Humanitarian Emergencies candidate, Rahma Lestari Anggraini, shares her experience of settling into London life. 

If I had to say three words from my memory about my first trip to London in October 2014, they would be “crowded, expensive, and gloomy”. London was not a city that I put on my favourite list. Hence, […]

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    Health and International Development students on Being Human

Health and International Development students on Being Human

MSc Health and International Development students and staff give us their individual reflections on a visit to the Wellcome Collection’s Being Human exhibition which explores what it means to be human in the 21st century.

“On Friday, January 17, upon completion of our final exam (and still procrastinating with one of the final essays), students from the Health and International Department voyaged all […]

Introducing Adona Foundation

MSc Development Studies student, Valerie Yeo, tells us about her non-profit, Adona Foundation, which seeks to inspire, empower and educate girls and young women in developing countries. 

I am a postgraduate student at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), studying an MSc in Development Studies. I completed my undergraduate degree in Political Science at the National University of […]