I initially short-listed LSE as one of my main choices due to its world-wide reputation for academic excellence and the diversity of subjects offered in its history degree in comparison to other universities.
I chose the BA History programme at LSE because of its global and modern focus. I really like the variety of the topics available and the challenge of learning about something completely new. For example, I can study the history of East Asia, Britain and India and the Arab-Israeli conflict all in one year and then move swiftly onto other major countries the next year. In addition, the guidance available to you from leading world experts in a variety of subjects has been invaluable in my personal and intellectual development.
I love LSE's location, right in the heart of London, the home of countless museums and galleries – as well as the fact that you will never run out of places to go out and things to see. Being from an Indian background, I appreciate the ethnic diversity of the student population and I've enjoyed meeting people from all over the world.
Before I came to LSE, I never took the lead in any extra-curricular activities and all activities were dictated by school clubs. The sheer number of societies and social events at LSE means that there is something for everyone. By my third year here, I had organised weekly life drawing lessons and taken charge as LSESU Visual Arts Society president, developing my ability to take the lead in something I'm truly passionate about.
After I graduate, I want to develop the analytical and research skills I developed at LSE through internships and to pursue my interests in modern history, current affairs and art. I am hoping this experience will help me to decide which career is best suited for me, and I intend to take a master's course to help me on my way to my ideal job.
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