I was enticed into coming to LSE because of its recognised academic excellence, including the highest rating in my field in the whole UK in the most recent RAE (Research Assessment Exercise). Besides, the School ethos and history especially attracted me (not to mention its lovely location). LSE has a fairly unique, interdisciplinary approach to Accounting. We are encouraged to engage with a broad range of literature. Research facilities at the School are amazing. I have my own computer, desk and shelves in a room that I share with just one person, and the LSE Library has got everything that I need - access to electronic journals is particularly worth mentioning. There is also superb interaction with other educational and professional institutions. PhD candidates are really involved in departmental life, and we are offered the opportunity to be teaching assistants. This is great experience and helps me to enhance links between my research and day-to-day subjects. The Department provides brilliant support, from my supervisor to other lecturers to the administration team. The LSE Careers Service, IT Services and the Teaching and Learning Centre are also helpful. Given that we are part of the University of London, it's nice to be entitled to use its central facilities, of which I think the Union gym is especially useful. I'm yet to decide what to do after my studies here, but I really would like to reconcile work in academia with something in policy making.