This blog was written in early December 2021.
Welcome to a day in my life during week 9 of Michaelmas Term as an LSE LLM student. This was a mostly typical Tuesday for me, so hopefully, you’ll gain an insight into what it’s like to be a student at LSE!
Luckily, this term I don’t have any early morning classes meaning that I usually wake up naturally around this time. After convincing myself to get out of bed, I ate breakfast and got ready for the day.
I sat down at my desk ready to do some work around this time. After checking emails to see if anything needs to be done or responded to, I checked my calendar and to-do list for the day and got on with some tasks. On this day, I needed to prepare some readings for my seminar later on and some pre-recorded lectures to catch up on for a different module.
Having worked on these tasks for a while, I went to the kitchen to prepare myself some lunch. I ate and had a little lunch break before beginning my afternoon. I simply continued reading for my class until had to head to campus.
It was then time to pack my bag and leave the house, to head to campus for my in-person seminar at 3 PM. I walked to the station to get the bus to Holborn and grabbed a hot drink on the way to keep me going.
After chatting to my classmates for a bit before heading into the seminar for trademark law, I tried to take in as much information as possible. I would usually leave myself more time to complete and engage with the class readings and not start on the day of the seminar. However, I had been very busy with assignments for the past couple of weeks.
Still, I enjoyed the class since trademark law is very interesting and applicable to day-to-day scenarios, so I took a lot away from the seminar.
Right at the end of the seminar, I had to dash off to work. This year, I am working for LSE as an Event Steward, helping to carry out the public lecture programme at LSE. While I don’t work every week at the same time, I do complete one or two shifts every week, so it is not a totally unusual addition to my day.
After the lecture was complete, I was free to go home and did so straight away. I got on the bus and stopped for some food on the way since I was really hungry by this point. After eating and winding down, I headed to bed as it had been a long day.