We are excited to announce the winners of our Offer Holder Photo Competition! The competition was open to all students who held an offer to study in the Department of Sociology starting in September 2020. We received entries from students across a range of our Programmes.
Thank you to everyone who submitted an entry, we received a diverse range of entries on the topic of “Your Journey to LSE”.
First Place: Louis Norris (MSc Political Sociology)
“I spent 2019 living and working in Marseille. Observing the gilets jaunes demonstrations, camera in hand, introduced me to a perplexing marriage of localist, dissident thought with socially conservative values – plus some unaccoutably violent policing.”
Second Place: Macarena Cano (MSc Human Rights)
“It is all about chances. Before even thinking about coming to study at LSE and having completely abandoned the possibility given the new world circumstances (my chances had been reduced to zero) I bought a ticket to Budapest. While walking around town I stopped underneath this wheel of fortune, wondering if I had any.
A month later, back in Madrid, as I was venting out my thoughts on a piece of paper, chance appeared again and told me I should trust in her a little more. I was back again in that “wheel of fortune”, with chance by my side, buying a ticket and taking the ride to LSE. It’s all about chances, she told me.”
Third Place: Miles Parker Hirozawa (MSc Economy, Risk and Society)
“In 2020, sweeping social forces pull us in different, sometimes opposing, directions. New York, the city I hail from, has been struck by multiple crises: the COVID pandemic, and the crisis of confidence in our criminal justice institutions, among others. The significance of this moment made it a difficult decision to leave home to attend LSE.”
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Submissions were judged anonymously by Faculty and Professional Services Staff from the Department.