Boipelo Tshwene

Maun, Botswana|

Just being at LSE, as a university with diverse students, and hence cultures, has helped me learn about and appreciate the different cultures that we have on this planet, especially through the events hosted by different societies, such as the Global Show. I have also been privileged to sit and listen to some very important academic figures as well as prominent people of the world, through public talks, debates and conferences organised by the LSE Events programme and LSEU societies. The list has included Geoffrey Sachs, Nicholas Stern and Louis Moreno-Ocampo (ICC Chief Prosecutor). My programme integrates issues of sustainable development, a subject that has dominated agendas on environmental management issues in the past decade, from a theory and practical based perspective, giving examples from both the developing and developed world. LSE has offered me advice and support in many ways, in particular the Language Centre, LSE learning world and Careers Service. I have benefited particularly from the Language Centre which offers preparatory courses to enhance your English language. As a non-native English speaker, I found this useful as it helped develop my ability to write well for academic purposes. I have also benefited a great deal from one-to-one study support, which consists of giving confidential advice and support to students with regard to their studying, offered by the Teaching and Learning Centre. Once I leave LSE I aspire to work in the field of Environmental Impact Assessment.

A photo of Boipelo Tshwene, an LSE student

MSc Environment and Development