We seek to enhance the student experience in a variety of ways. Our remit covers connecting current students with alumni, developing students’ career potential, engaging the student body in the local community, raising funds for charity, coordinating social activities and organising a formal Ball at the end of the Lent term.
To give a flavour of what we do, some of our recent events have included day trips to Canterbury and Windsor, working lunches with employers, sector specific alumni networking nights and hikes in the countryside, to name a few.
Every year APPS selects a charity to support. This year we are partnering with Time and Talents, a London based charity set up over 100 years ago by a group of women who wanted to share their ‘time and talents’ with the local community. We are fundraising throughout the year and many students are giving their time via volunteering opportunities. In addition a team of students is working on a data analysis project so the charity can better target their programmes in the community.
The student association also publishes an academic journal, The Public Sphere, providing analytical coverage of current public policy debates.
Moreover, APPS fosters links and togetherness between the School of Public Policy's community past, present and future.
Meet the APPS Executive Committee
Marcus Ganter de Moura
As APPS Chair, Marcus has overall responsibility for leading the Student Association making sure all ideas and opinions are addressed. He convenes and chairs society meetings. Additionally, he is a liaison with the LSE Students’ Union and the School of Public Policy office.
He was born and raised in Curitiba, Brazil. Prior to the MPA, he graduated in engineering and worked in the government for four years designing and evaluating public-private partnership projects. He is passionate about helping policymakers designing effective solutions for a policy issue based on evidence. In the future, he wants to become a politician in Brazil.
As Vice-Chair, my responsibilities extend to supporting the overall operations of the APPS committee, assist in organising events, help ease students settle in, while also a liaison for presenting student recommendations to the School of Public Policy Office.
I am from Amman, Jordan and prior to joining the MPA I worked in a management consultancy, working with Fin-tech & Social Innovation startups, and have experience in managing philanthropic projects. I am interested in economic and development policy and passionate about bridging the gap in developing countries by promoting social impact investing.
Matt is a first-year Master of Public Administration (MPA) student focusing on Public Policy & Management and Social Impact. Prior to attending the LSE, he worked for three years as a Financial Risk Management consultant at KPMG in New York with a focus on global regulatory change management. Matt graduated from Hamilton College with a BA degree in Public Policy.
Hassan was born and raised in Hong Kong, and prior to joining the MPA spent 5 years working at a global research services firm where he managed a Pan-Asian delivery team serving clients in the strategy consulting sector.
In her role as Social Chair, she organizes a range of events aiming to strengthen the SPP student community.
Anna was born in Russia and grew up in Italy. Prior to LSE she worked in the art and finance sector, beer industry and strategy consultancy. Through the MPA she hopes to transition her skills and work towards solving major public policy issues, aiming to specialize in Economic Policy.
The APPS Social Chairs organise various events per term that allow SPP students to close the books, spend time with one another off-campus, and build the relationships that they carry for years to come. Some events include Food Crawls, Know Your Locals, Holiday-themed events, a Policy Trip outside of London, a Boat Party on the Thames, and the annual Gala.
Born and raised in South Korea, Narae has studied and lived in South Africa, USA, and Scotland. She got her BA from the College of Wooster in Political Science with a concentration on International Relations. Prior to attending the LSE, she worked for a former chief spokesperson of the Democratic Party of Korea at the National Assembly of South Korea, as a personal aide and a private investigator of corruption scandals of past regimes. She is interested in international development and social impacts, and hopes to hone empirical skills, both qualitative and quantitative, through the MPA programme, in order to better address various policy issues.
Joy is a lawyer by profession with two bachelor's degrees in Business Administration and Law. Prior to coming to LSE, she worked in law and management consulting in Sierra Leone. In 2016, she founded and ran Tiwani, a remedial program for underprivileged schools in Freetown. Joy’s primary interest is in African development policy with a special focus on development priorities.
Alex was born and raised in Philadelphia. Prior to joining the MPA and moving to London, she lived in Washington DC for seven years, where she attended university and worked. She studied International Economics at Georgetown and worked in economic consulting for three years. Before university, she also was an exchange student in Istanbul in high school for a year where she learned Turkish.