LSE’s leading academic excellence, diversified and well-balanced student cohorts, great location and vibrant community, the list goes on. As you may have already done the research and discovered the several advantages of studying at LSE as listed above, there are even more reasons you couldn’t find in any other universities why choosing LSE is the best decision. This blog will introduce you to three highlights as the LSE students.
1. Wide range of study space, depending on your preference (and mood of that day!)
As you might know, LSE is located in London, the liveliest city in the world. But fear not, even in the heart of London, LSE offers various and spacious places for you to focus outside your classroom session. If you prefer to study peacefully, Shaw Library in the Old Building or several quiet zones throughout the campus will offer you just that. On the other hand, if some noise and the bustling conversation wouldn’t mind you that much, as you also want to discuss a group project yourself, LSE Life in the library is perfect for you. Want a cubicle for yourself? Single-seat study in the Central Building is waiting for you, or you can even book the study room in the library. Lastly, if you want to study with a view, there are some roof terraces, with proper tables, for you to breathe in the fresh air when the weather’s good.
2. Great taste and budgeted international cuisine, just a stone-throw away from your study space!
Fancied by the study space in the previous point? Even better, you can take a quick break or have a full, proper lunch at LSE’s several canteen and café throughout the campus by walking just a few minutes! Beveridge Café in the central building is a full-fledged café with all types of the coffee menu for you to enjoy. You will get a discount if you bring your own mug! Looking for an elaborated meal? Head to LSE Garrick or the Fourth Floor restaurant located at, you guess it, the fourth floor of the Old Building. Every day, the main lunch will be based on either beef, fish, or veggie served with sides of your choice.
While the Fourth Floor restaurant also offers the broadest range of menus in the LSE, with noodle bars, pizza, and oriental corner’s stir fry, there is always something for everyone! And if you are a vegetarian, the Shaw café at the New Academic Building will be your usual place as it fully serves vegan and vegetarian food and drinks.
3. Lots of exciting and engaging Student Societies
There’s nothing better than joining the student society of your own interests to complement your academic journey. At the LSE, we have more than 200 student societies, and you can easily join them with a reasonable membership fee. Most societies offer a ‘give-it-a-go’ (GIAG) that allows you to get a glimpse of the societies activities and events in the first few weeks. For starters, there are societies for many, if not all, student nationalities at LSE. Furthermore, academic societies offer additional professional and educational experiences, e.g., economics or law, while the activity and interest societies are where you can relax and enjoy your favourite hobby with other greats like-minded LSE students! Finally, creative networks, e.g., film or drama society, cultivate your creative side and career societies to give you more insight into a particular profession. For more information and a complete list of what student societies await you, visit the LSESU website!