Harvey Daniell

I applied to LSE because the LSE brand is known the whole world over, and although I’m not a fan of university league tables, LSE is consistently ranked as one of the world’s pre-eminent institutions.

The best thing about being here? Location, location, location! London is the intellectual hub of Europe with institutes such as the Royal Society in easy reach of LSE. Major think-tanks like Chatham House hold open academic lectures or seminars every day, and LSE’s proximity to the British Library, the National Gallery and British Museum is certainly useful and very often inspiring.

It’s not as expensive as you might think, either. All of London’s premier arts venues such as the Royal Opera House offer fantastic student deals – something I like to take advantage of when money is tight.

I’ve really enjoyed the interdisciplinary aspect of my degree. Seeing how the two subjects relate to each other helps to deepen understanding and provide new avenues of enquiry. LSE has also given me the opportunity to listen to the world’s great and good speaking at the LSE public lectures programme. Where else could you hear Noam Chomsky, George Alagiah, and the president of Ecuador during freshers’ week?

After I graduate I either want to work in central government or go into further study.

Please see, Government

Harvey Daniell

Crickhowell, Mid-Wales


1st Year, BSc Philosophy and Politics