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The LSE GROUPS 2014 conference saw 70 undergraduate students presenting their research into identity and place. The best paper award was given to Adrian Kwan, Rebecca Fisher, Sidonie Edey, Manav Chaudhary, Vinit Agrawal and Emily Wolff, for 'Seeing' London: Evaluating identification with place among visually impaired individuals. The award for best presentation was given to Esma Akkilic, Mark Farragher, Bingfeng Hu, Oleg Kurochka and Jack Winterton, for The Hunger Games in the University of London: To what extent does the branding of UoL institutions entail an identity of difference between them?

The abstracts for all the papers and presentations can be found in the LSE GROUPS 2014 conference programme| (PDF).

We'll be uploading film and other photographs from the event in due course, but meantime enjoy this short film of students from LSE GROUPS 2013 who used graffiti walls and message boards to tell us what they thought of taking part.

See LSE GROUPS past projects| for photographs, film, themes and winners from LSE GROUPS 2011, 2012 and 2013.


What is it?

LSE GROUPS (Group Research Opportunity Undergraduate Projects) is a fantastic opportunity for LSE undergraduates to take part in an original social science research project.

What does it involve?

A commitment to participation for two weeks, full time, at the end of Summer Term

Working in small, interdisciplinary groups of mixed years, with a research supervisor, on an original research project from a given theme

Research conference on final day

What's in it for participants?

Enhancing research skills and critical thinking

Extending skills in team work, communication, negotiation, presentation

Possible publication in journals, LSE blogs, etc., and attendance at conferences

How to get in touch

If you have any questions about LSE GROUPS in general, or about an application already made, please email| 

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LSE GROUPS is just one of several Maximise Your Potential| opportunities available to LSE's undergraduates.



"An incredible two weeks"


"Different to anything else I've done at LSE"