LSE is one of the most prestigious universities in the world. Dedicated solely to the social sciences, it is a hub of aspiring academics, lawyers, investment bankers, and just about any career path you could think of. Because of the high level of teaching, and quality of research, LSE has a very high number of applications and only a small number of places for acceptance. Here’s why it’s such a good university, and why you should apply to study here.
Deciding where to study is an extremely important decision to make. Most people go to university and undertake a degree that they’ll enjoy, but they also want to know that they’ll be employable at the end of their time as a student. While the job market may seem quite precarious at times, especially for new graduates, an LSE degree promises to open up many doors. According to data published by the institution, almost three quarters of LSE graduates are either in full time employment or further study 15 months after graduation, with an average salary of £40,119.
This is extremely promising for anyone who wants to know that they have made a good investment by going to university and studying a degree for three years, while accruing a lot of student debt. LSE’s graduate employment prospects are a great reminder that you can study an academically rigorous degree, enjoy the discipline, and have a high chance of employment at the end of the degree.
LSE’s central location makes it an enviable university. While it is not situated on a traditional campus, nor does it have extensive greenery and grounds, it is close to many exciting places in London. If you are looking to gain experience in the legal or financial job market as many students are, then LSE is the perfect university for you. Situated closely to some of the world’s best legal practices, investment banking firms, and the Royal Courts of Justice, you are never far from the places you could potentially be working. This makes attending networking events, open evenings, and any other forms of work experience much more doable, simply by cutting in half the travel time.
Not only is the location perfect for working prospects, it’s great for more social opportunities in London. There are many iconic places surrounding the Holborn area such as the theatre district, as well as many sightseeing landmarks if you are interested in tourist attractions. Being at LSE means that you can always take a quick break from your studies and explore everything that London has to offer without having to travel too far.
Finally, LSE has everything you need to help you with your studies. The library collection contains everything you could ask for in terms of assignments and areas of interest. If for some reason it doesn’t hold an item you want, you can speak to your librarian who may be able to assist you with a copy of the reading material. Additionally, lecturers and class teachers are some of the best in your fields, often writing the very material that you will be reading as part of your course. It is not surprising for academically acclaimed writers to deliver special departmental talks, or even be your lecturer for the year.
There are also great networks of support that extend beyond the lecture hall. Academic Advisers are always eager to help you if you’re struggling with your workload, need an extension, or simply need to talk to someone. I have found that throughout my time at LSE, the support available has never been hard to find, and has always been readily available whenever I have needed it. The fact that LSE pays so much attention to the overall success of its students in every area only goes to show that it is a very well rounded, exciting institution to attend, with everything to offer.