student experience

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 […]

Cumberland Lodge: Pride and Prejudice, and Ebola

On the 18th of November, a coach of MSc Health and International Development Students arrived at Cumberland Lodge to embark on a weekend of seminars, group activities, and the opportunity to escape London and stay in the beautiful setting of a 17th Century, Grade II listed country house in Windsor Park. Kassandra Jones gives an account of the weekend. 

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A foodie’s guide to LSE

According to the cliché, the weather in England is bad and the food even worse. In this blog post, Student Ambassador Lucy Lu explains why food in London is far better than its reputation and shares her top tips on where to get the best deals for students!

Greetings offer holders! I’m sure many of you who haven’t been to […]

Student life in the Department of International Development

From an exciting range of different courses, conferences and events, to a rich variety of students: the Department of International Development has lots to offer! Find out more about the experiences of two of the Department’s current Student Ambassadors.

Lucy Lu, MSc Development Studies 2018/19

Academic Coursework

For Development Studies, in addition to the two term-long courses DV400 Development: History, Theory and […]

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    A study trip to the ‘Disneyland for Diplomats’ – Geneva!

A study trip to the ‘Disneyland for Diplomats’ – Geneva!

Last week, 25 students from the MSc International Development & Humanitarian Emergencies and the MSc Health & International Development programmes traded in bustling London for beautiful Geneva. This trip was organized by the student Geneva Trip Committee and accompanied by Professor Stuart Gordon and Student Experience Officer Sarah Neuenschwander. Jamie Holton, co-president of the committee, shares her experience.

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“Meet an Alum” with Shakeel Padamsey

Before the end of Lent Term, the International Development Department’s DESTIN Society organised a Brown Bag Lunch with Development Management alum Shakeel Padamsey. DESTIN President Gabriella Reimer was there and tells us about the inspiring trajectory Shakeel has been on since graduating from LSE.

The sound of the machine percolating and the rich smell of coffee wafts over me before […]

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    What should I have said? Reflections on Humanitarian Networks Partnerships Week (HNPW)

What should I have said? Reflections on Humanitarian Networks Partnerships Week (HNPW)

MSc International Development and Humanitarian Emergencies candidate, Emma Simons reflects on her time at UN OCHA’s Humanitarian Networks & Partnerships Week (HNPW), and makes suggestions for the next year’s gathering. We’ve all had that moment when we walk away from a conversation and five minutes later the perfect comeback pops into your head. Last week, I got accosted at the OCHA-led […]

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 […]

Meet our new Student Ambassadors

These twelve students will support the Department of International Development in the upcoming months in social and community-building activities. Read about their stories here.

Saddi Basnet (Media Ambassador)

“I’m pursuing an MSc in Development Management at LSE. Prior to LSE, I was a Project Manager at Cox Communications in Atlanta, GA leading multi-million-dollar capital projects in the telecommunications industry. Before joining […]

Introducing our new Student Ambassadors programme

We are very happy to announce our new Student Ambassadors programme: From the beginning of Lent Term on, twelve students from the Department of International Development will support the Department in community-building and social activities.

The twelve students, who are all studying towards an MSc within the Department of International Development, will work in three different teams:

Ambassadors in the Team […]