Discover the OLD.B.25 Hive-Studio as part of our Secret Spaces competition to win an iPad. Collect a code from Hive.Studio and all of the other spaces featured and submit online to be in with a chance of winning an iPad. Alternatively, post photos of you in your favourite LSE ‘secret’ study spaces to win John Lewis vouchers. See below for details on how to enter.

A computer room located deep in the basement of a building, open until late but surrounded by workshops, lockers and anonymous corridors is not an enticing concept.  However, with the capacity to work on computers at a premium on campus, OLD B.25 was a high capacity, in demand space.  Informed by the intentions of departments to support media making and entrepreneurial collaboration, this room has been transformed.  The Hive studio, as it is now known, is a collaborative technology room, built on the principles of co-working spaces.

With group work supported by writable surfaces, innovative screen sharing capability, a problem solving/group work cell and cafe style high benches, the Hive Studio is the first ‘loud’ computer room at the LSE with discussion and engagement actively encouraged.  Building on the School’s growing use of media making, nearly half the computers have Final Cut Pro installed to allow students to edit and produce multimedia for assessment and course presentations.

See our interactive campus map for details of where you can find Hive-Studio and the other recently developed spaces.

Competition details

Each space has a code word – collect each one and enter them on our form by Wednesday 6th December for your chance to win a 128GB iPad.

Send us your selfies!

We will also be giving away prizes of £30 of John Lewis vouchers for students who send in the best photos of themselves in one of the spaces

1. Take a selfie in your favourite space (see interactive map below)

2.Tell us why you like the space

3.Share on Twitter or Instagram using #LSEspaces. Deadline is Wednesday 6th December

Please note that both competitions are only open to registered LSE students.