It seems such a long time ago, September 2015, when I first enrolled on the MSc course in Social Policy Research. Who knew then that at the end of the academic year we would be living in a different socio-political constellation? As I look ahead to my second year at LSE, to start in a few months’ time, I […]
As the academic year has now ended, and as most of my fellow students move to working on their dissertations (although perhaps not straight away!), I have some time to reflect on what has transpired since joining LSE in September last year. The main thing that happened was that my expectations were adjusted by the realities of life as […]
What’s it like to sit an exam at LSE? Having sat my first one I thought I would share some reflections.
First of all, as I’m sure you can imagine, there isn’t anything so different about an exam at LSE that is different from other institutions. They are quiet, quick and trigger some adrenalin. Yet, whilst the late release of […]
The Easter break is behind us now as I write, when the campus had never been quieter. Quite a contrast to how it is now in the exam term, but this is to be expected. Yet, I had these thoughts about it over the break and somehow didn’t hit “post”, but it is better late than never.
There are still two […]
It’s hard to think of the year of study as anything but study. Study can appear to take over everything, with thoughts about the course materials and what you are learning creeping into every waking moment and, dare I say, the occasional dream. Depending I guess on so many factors, this “immersion” in the content of your studies can […]
As the end of teaching approaches, my thoughts to turn to both exams (people are starting to talk about this now), as well as “all the things I had intended to do but haven’t yet”, which is to say, the partaking of many of the delights of student life that have yet to be experienced. I name some of […]
This is something of a follow-on from a previous post, as I forgot to mention how having a workflow is, I think, important to manage all the work that you’re asked to do, and all the work that you’d like to do or feel you want or need to do. It is good student practice and I think with intense […]
So, an application to a do master’s degree at LSE has been sent off, and now comes a rather tense wait for a decision that will, for sure, form an important part of what happens in your life over the next year or two. And if you’re anything like me, you’ll be wondering about what it’ll be like for […]
With the essay we’d been set over the Christmas break now submitted, I’ve been thinking about the kind of the work we’ve been set over the last few months, us LSE students (I’m finally settling in to being an LSE student!), and I thought it would be good to write a few lines about that because I remember submitting […]
The first term at LSE has been intense in lots of different ways. I’ve been “part-time” and so I’ve had half the workload of full-time students, but I feel quite exhausted. I don’t know how the full-timers have done it, to be honest – some have had five courses on the go at the same time. I don’t think […]