This programme consistently challenges my beliefs, frequently pushing me to re-evaluate my perspectives and opinions and making me think less like a student and more like a social scientist. Social policy is interesting because it is taught in a way that makes use of current affairs and considers their policy implications in the wider world. Criminology continually intrigues me because it helps shatter the stereotypes that most people have about the 'criminal lifestyle' and delves into the reasons why such stereotypes were created in the first place.
The 'LSE family' is one of the best things about studying at LSE. I have had the opportunity to meet a diverse group of people, an opportunity that is particularly unique to LSE. I also truly appreciate the support that I get from my lecturers and teachers whenever I need it. I have never been made to feel like I was inconveniencing them and they are always there to answer any questions I may have.
I have been on the committee of societies at LSE which has been a great way to meet people and pursue my interests with specific goals in mind. In addition, I frequently participate in the 'widening participation' scheme organised by LSE. Many unique opportunities have arisen from this such as the chance to be an LSE ambassador, mentor and tutor – all of which I have enjoyed thoroughly. I have also been the student representative for my course which I feel equipped me with valuable skills for the future.
Doing this programme, especially at LSE, means that I have a wide range of options. After graduation, I intend to go on to do a master's in public policy and international development. My more long-term goal is to pursue a career in public policy.
Please see Social policy